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Score Breakdown Based on 651 ratings
  1. 10 (102)
  2. 9 (187)
  3. 8 (224)
  4. 7 (75)
  5. 6 (23)
  6. 5 (12)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (18)

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  • Rating:8

    Squeezing this fun game into an 8k cartridge is pretty damn impressive.

    What amazes me at times is what you can do with a limited amount of resources available. You know, you have a great idea, streamline it then squeeze everything in a tiny space that will entertain you and others for hours... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    This might be the best game of it's time - it had tons of action - it was very challenging and is still fun to play now

    This might be the best game of it's time - it had tons of action - it was very challenging and is still fun to play now... I'm not sure what to say about this game that probably hasnt already been said time and time a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Im fallllllllllling

    year 1982, developed: Activision, platform gaming at its best. Cue the music.... Drum Roll please, here we have my favorite of the Atari games. So, lets get on with my review. One of the most sold games for the Atari, 2... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    The first perfect video game.

    This was the first real and true action-adventure game --ever. The fact this game has two levels, multiple villains, varying challenges and great controls was so ground breaking that video games were changed forever. I... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Swingin on the INTV.

    If you were alive in the 80's, there's not doubt you've heard of Pitfall. And you've probably played it on one machine or another. The idea is to run horizontally, from screen to screen, picking up treasure along the w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A classic in every sense.

    If you were alive in the 80's, there's not doubt you've heard of Pitfall. And you've probably played it on one machine or another. The idea is to run horizontally, from screen to screen, picking up treasure along the w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A race against the clock, and the clock never loses.

    If you were alive in the 80's, there's not doubt you've heard of Pitfall. And you've probably played it on one machine or another. The idea is to run horizontally, from screen to screen, picking up treasure along the w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.9

    One of the best on Atari

    I have pretty fond memories of playing Pitfall! with my Mom when I was just a tyke. It was the only game of it's kind on Atari and delivered an experience like no other. By todays standards it was pretty sappy and sim... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.8

    Three lives or 20 minutes. The choice is yours on how to end the game.

    Personally I never actually sat around for 20 minutes to see how the game ended. most likely it just flashed yoru score but if anyone knows then they are more patient than I was at this game. The point of the game wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.1

    Pitfall, it's, err,...pit-tastic. Yeah, that's snappy enough for them...wait did I just type that?

    Do you like platformers? If so you owe it to yourself to find a copy of this game and play it, because it basically invented the platformer genre. The premise is simple enough. You're this guy exploring a jungle fille... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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