This game must be one of the best games available
for the Atari at the moment. You play the part of Pitfall Harry back in
search of treasures, but this time in the lost caverns of Machu Pichu.
He is a very active character, not only running and jumping but also
climbing, swimming and going up in balloons. There are many dangers
facing him such as bats, scorpions, frogs, birds and electric eels.
Pitfall Harry has to hunt through the hundreds of
screens to find three objects, a woman called Rhonda, a cat and a
ring. Gold bars are scattered about on your way and these give you
extra points. An unusual part of this game is that you do not lose
lives when you come into contact with a creature, you just return to
the last cross you ran over, losing more points the further you are
from it. I managed to get all three objects and thought I had
completed it, but no, there was another level which I have not yet
finished. This next level is even more amazing and more difficult than
The graphics are superb and the game is accompanied
throughout by pleasant lively music, which changes when you go up by
balloon or are sent back to a cross. PITFALL II is well worth buying
at a very reasonable price of £9.95.