Pitfall 2

• Publisher: Activision
• Developer:
Release Date: 1984
Code: Tim Shotter
GFX: T. Shotter, D. Crane
Music: Tim Shotter

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 60%
Our Game Rating:


FILE: pitfall2end.zip


> PITFALL 2: Lost Caverns by Activision

Completed by Frank Gasking & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Back in 1984, I thought this game was the ultimate challenge in platforming adventure games - and it probably was. It really was an adventure of pitfalls and dodgy looking baddies. It wasn't until someone else showed me how to complete this that I was able to do it myself. Since then, I have been able to complete it at every sitting - well, up to 1999 when I last played through the whole game.

We are fortunate that team member, Frank Gasking, has decided to play through the game and take a snapshot of the ending ...

Harry take a leap towards the final item.

You then see him jumping for joy.

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? It looks like this was completed with infinite energy. Nice one Frank :) Actually, if you play this through an emulator and pump the speed up to 500%, it only take about 2 mins to complete!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Harry collects the ring and then proceeds to jump up and down in celebration.


  • Vinny: It's kind of cute, but seriously lacking in originality and sustenance. Was the programmer, Tim Shotter, just doing what he was told by David Crane? But what's really annoying is that the Atari 800 gets a really cool ending... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiwUOKwpxxM&feature=related

  • Andy Vaisey: Never mind the ending. This game was so awesome on the Atari, it's a shame it even appeared on the C64 at all. If you see what I mean.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Is there no way to get that ending on the C64 - noticed all the treasures lined up in the Atari ending - which is awesome by the way.

  • Andrew Fisher: The secret cave doesn't exist on the C64 version, apparently. So no, that ending isn't in there.

    I always get stuck at the same point on this, so I'd never seen the ending. It's terrible and definitely puts me off playing again.

  • Matthew Rogers: Whoa! That Atari ending is great - never seen that before. I do love that tune, too!

  • Gaz Spence: A fun if limited arcade adventure with the best bit being the balloon section. I actually completed this back in the day and the rather curt ending sequence still rankles with me.

FINAL SAY: Seriously poor :(

G.E. RATING: 0.5 / 10

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