Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Image

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  • Summary: Deep in the Peruvian Jungle, 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 in the wrong hands could spell doom for you and your friends. Featuring over 50 perilous levels, including lush rain forests, creature-ridden caves and vast glacial mountains, you are challenged to explore a dynamic obstacle-filled world. Adventure your way through a vast landscape, from forests to ancient ruins to subterranean mines. With fast-paced action pathways and a host of obstacles and challenges, you must face the consequences of your every decision. Crossing treacherous jungle terrain and dark areas filled with puzzles, tricks and traps, you'll be swinging on vines, avoiding crocodiles and dodging rolling logs as you unearth artifacts and use your cunning to defeat dangerous foes. Laugh in the face of danger! [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. I thought the humor alone was worth the price of admission. Every thing that Harry does or says is over-exaggerated to the point of absurd silliness.
  2. 78
    A worthy sequel to the classic franchise in every way. Tight control, innovative single-arm abilities, and huge, ambient, varied environments to explore.
  3. Pitfall has enough charm to win me over, even if linear platformers are a bit dated. [Jan 2005, p.81]
  4. Fills a void on the PC, that gray area between Freddy Fish and "Half-Life 2."
  5. Standard fare, neither horrible nor amazing.
  6. All that leaping and fighting doesn't fit very well with keyboard controls. [Jan 2005, p.98]
  7. Add in a console-style save system that only lets you save progress at the start of a level, and you've got a guaranteed recipe for infuriation. [Jan 2005, p.96]

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  1. JD
    Dec 10, 2004
    Just sheer mindless entertainment. There is nothing extraordinarily great about it, but it will keep you hooked just by its solid gameplay and story line as well as its laid back feeling that provides you with basic upbeat entertainment. Expand