Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Game Data: Review Date: June 17, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Activision Developer: Activision Genre: ??? Platformer Anecdotes: The Pitfall series is one I find amusing. It’s one of only two series I know of that started back in the Atari era and never hit the arcades. Of those two (the… Continue reading Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Super Pitfall

Review Date: March 13, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 1987 Platform: NES Genre: Nonlinear Platformer Anecdotes: This flawless masterpiece was a childhood favorite in my house. We loved trying to shoot frogs and always missing. We loved jumping into random birds to enter a dungeon. We loved getting lost in that dungeon until we quit.… Continue reading Super Pitfall

Pitfall II

Review Date: February 3, 2021 Release Date: April 1984, before the video game revival Platform: Atari 800 Developer: Activision Genre: Nonlinear Platformer Anecdotes: In my Pitfall review, I mentioned how I would play it at the cousins’ house. The setting and the gameplay were outstanding. By time Pitfall II came around, though, everyone just lost… Continue reading Pitfall II

River Raid

Review Date: January 24, 2021 Release Date: Christmas Season, 1982 Platform: Atari 800 Developer: Activision Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: Ah, good old River Raid. I remember playing it when I was little. However, we didn’t have a 2600. The cousins had one, but not this game. So how did we play it? Simple. Another cousin had… Continue reading River Raid