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  • Summary: Delving deep in the Peruvian Jungle, you assume the role of Pitfall Harry--a fearless, rough-and-ready treasure seeker who battles evil using his athletic ability and a knapsack filled with adventure gear. Your mission: Race against a rival explorer to find hidden treasures, which could spell doom for you and your friends if they fall into the wrong hands. The game challenges you to explore an obstacle-filled world featuring over 50 perilous levels, including lush rainforests, creature-ridden caves and vast glacial mountains. You'll be swinging on vines, avoiding crocodiles and dodging rolling logs as you unearth artifacts and use your cunning to defeat dangerous foes. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 90
    Wrap up the tight gameplay in gorgeous graphics and solid sounds, and Pitfall has never been better. [May 2004, p.69]
  2. The game’s soundtrack is good, fitting the happy nature of the game. The sound effects are plentiful, especially the ambient effects like birds chipping in the background and Harry weeping when he enters dark places.
  3. It's good for multiple play-throughs in a row. How many games can you say that about?
  4. A good platforming experience that is only somewhat overshadowed by its limited gamespan. However, it’s a solid return to next gen consoles for Pitfall Harry, and the inclusion of the original Pitfall and Pitfall II games makes this a must have for action fans.
  5. If you're on the lookout for a solid platformer for a weekend rental, then Pitfall: The Lost Expedition is right up your alley.
  6. 65
    The game's well-polished; it would have been hailed as revolutionary a few years ago, but now it's just another decent, 10-hour-long hop-n-bop to add to the pile.
  7. Gone is the great adventure, lost to the simple need to collect stuff, and in its place is the carrot and the stick - which even the most dedicated mule will only chase so far. [May 2004, p.88]

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  1. May 3, 2012
    8
    Good, solid, old-school platformer. Elements of platforming, side-questing, and collecting. Well balanced. A fun weekend adventure throught the jungle. Expand