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Pitfall II (315-5093)

Pitfall II - The Lost Caverns (c) 1984 Activision.

You're the adventurer, the world famous jungle explorer and fortune hunter extraordinaire, Pitfall Harry. Make your way through a lost forest / cavern system. Collect treasure as you go for more points.


Sega System 1 hardware

Game ID : 834-5627

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.6 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SN76496 (@ 4 Mhz), SN76496 (@ 2 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1536

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1 (JUMP)


Reprogrammed and released by Sega in 1985, this arcade game is based on two games (Pitfall! and Pitfall! 2) originally created and designed by David Crane for Activision on the Atari 2600. David Crane was one of the most highly awarded video game designers in the world. David Crane was also one of the founders of Activision in 1979 (the first ever software house which developed games for third party hardware).

An official Pitfall! game-board based on the video game was released in 1983 by MB (Milton Bradley), licensed from Activision.

The 'Pitfall' series also spawned a cartoon series : Ruby-Spears Productions. Produced By Joe Ruby, Ken Spears. Originally aired September 17, 1983 as part of 'Saturday Supercade' on CBS.


Level 1 : if all the bags of $ (visible and hidden are collected), under the statue that nozzle the heated spheres in the last picture, will appear a statue of Harry of gold that is worth one extra life. The hidden bags of coins are in all 4 and going down from the sky in the pictures where the chestnuts fall, the apples, browse.

Level 2 : taking an ice flower when the timer it marks 3:00 exactly, all the bats for 15 second ones will become of gold and, touching them, they will make us to make 1,000 points everyone.

Level 3 : if all the lingo are collected, will appear a goblet of gold on the left of the key that will give 100,000 points.

Level 4 : if the items in the previous levels have been collected all, will appear a gold clock that will give the beauty to us of 1,000,000 points, one extra life and 5 additional minutes.


1. Pitfall! (1982, Atari 2600)

2. Pitfall II - The Lost Caverns (1984)

3. Super Pitfall! (1987, Nintendo Famicom)

4. Pitfall - The Mayan Adventure (1991, Nintendo Super Famicom)

5. Pitfall 3D - Beyond The Jungle (1998, Sony PlayStation)

6. Pitfall - The Lost Expedition (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)


* Consoles :

Sega SG-1000

* Computers :

Atari 800 (1983-84)