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  • Summary: Set in the Peruvian jungle, Pitfall: The Big Adventure combines the action of reptile dodging and vine swinging with clever puzzles. The game features over 60 levels spanning lush rainforests, creature-filled caves, and glacial mountains. Within these dynamic worlds, players explore cavernous jungles, discover lost treasures, battle shamen, narrowly escape treacherous traps and outwit creatures using innovative, accessible game mechanics developed specifically to take advantage of the Wii motion sensing controls. [Activision] Expand
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  1. For those who have never played the original, Pitfall: The Big Adventure will be a worthwhile purchase once it drops below the $19.99 price point. Until then, it's a fun romp through a world of freewheeling treasure hunters, man-eating crocs and hidden treasure--just not quite fun, or new, enough.
  2. It's definitely not the best platformer from last-gen, but it was a decent enough title that was probably overlooked by quite a few.
  3. Take one platforming game released for the previous generation of consoles, add one pinch of Wii controls and mix it all together. What do you get? An old titles with a lackluster control scheme that hasn't evolved one bit. This is a sad example of a developer more interested in quick money than actually creating a good game. Sloppy productions like this simply doesn't deserve your hard earned money.
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  1. RonF
    Oct 1, 2008
    7
    Be forewarned ... this is a direct port of "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition" for the Gamecube, with Wii motions thrown in. Absolutely identical except for the controls. My kids really enjoy the GC version, so I'd normally rate it an 8. Except they should be more honest and upfront about being a direct port, rather than renaming it as "The Big Adventure". So, 7 for the final. Expand