Friday, August 10, 2012
Activision's Pitfall Returns
Are you old enough to remember the popular Pitfall! adventure came on the Atari 2600? Well, Pitfall! is back, thanks to a reboot by Activision, which released a new version of the game yesterday for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Pitfall inspired the whole genre of jump-and-run games (for the iPhone set, think "Temple Run"). The new Pitfall! is "inspired by the original 1982 classic", Activision said. The new game comes out of Activision's Leeds, UK studio. Although Activision did create the original jungle-jump-and-run adventure, and many titles followed in the same genre, it does look like the firm's new title will have to stand on its own merits: at least one, early review of the game on iTunes complimented the game as being and "Excellent Temple Run-like" game.