Pitfall! – The Atari 2600 Classic is Back for iOS!

Pitfall! – The Atari 2600 Classic is Back for iOS!

Pitfall Harry is back for more adventures in the jungle. To honor the franchise’s 30th birthday, Activision has released an updated version of the classic Atari 2600 video game, Pitfall! The game is playable on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

From the Pitfall App Store page:

Escape the wrath of an angry volcano while collecting ancient treasures in PITFALL!, an adrenaline-fueled, free-running adventure set in a deadly jungle with twists and turns that will always keep you on your toes. As the iconic Pitfall Harry, test your skills by racing through jungles, caves and native villages while avoiding death-defying obstacles such as fiery volcanic flames, tumbling ancient artifacts, and narrow cliff side pathways. Challenge your reflexes by jumping, sliding, and using your deadly whip to take out classic PITFALL! foes like rattlesnakes and scorpions while avoiding the death grip of a crocodile’s jaw as you swing across ravines. Make sure to always keep a watchful eye as danger lurks around every corner!

The updated game features the ability to navigate using swipe and tilt controls through a constantly changing environment, making your way through trenches, caverns, and waterfalls, all displayed in cinematic camera angles.

All of the objects and hazards from the original game are all here, rope swings, gold bars, diamond rings, cobras, and those damned crocodiles!

Collect power-ups that allow you to customize your wardrobe and enhance your experience.

Of course there is the obligatory Facebook and Twitter features to allow you to brag about your in game accomplishments.

Pitfall! is now available for $0.99 in the App Store (Direct Link)

Just because we love you, here’s a television ad for the original Atari 2600 version of Pitfall! It stars a young Jack Black: