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PitFallout!

Let these fake Atari 2600 screenshots brighten your day.

One of the great perks of working at Giant Bomb is the exposure I get to the flashes of brilliance that come out of the community. If you need proof, look no further than the Giant Bomb Community T-Shirt Design Request thread, or these sweet screenshots of PitFallout! for the Atari 2600 from Giant Bomb power-user and kick-ass t-shirt designer buzz_clik , who has a bit of a history with absurd 2600 mock-ups . I'll let the man explain this madness himself.

For whatever reason (probably the headline), I came up with an idea while watching the video in Ryan's story on a robot playing Pitfall!

Why not make a game that combines Pitfall! and Fallout ? They're both open-world games, with our hero braving a harsh landscape looking for stuff to pocket. They both have portions that take place underground. Both games have scorpions, as any good game should. Hell, there's even an expansion for Fallout 3 called The Pitt!

Le winner, c'est non? Only one small thing stood between me and this game being made: I can't actually program games. A small hiccup, I know.

What I can do, however, is mock-up some screenshots for this gloriously pointless mashup. I've been down to the lab and come back with these pictures of my Frankensteinian baby. And so I present to a disinterested world... PitFallout!

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Posted by Ryan

One of the great perks of working at Giant Bomb is the exposure I get to the flashes of brilliance that come out of the community. If you need proof, look no further than the Giant Bomb Community T-Shirt Design Request thread, or these sweet screenshots of PitFallout! for the Atari 2600 from Giant Bomb power-user and kick-ass t-shirt designer buzz_clik , who has a bit of a history with absurd 2600 mock-ups . I'll let the man explain this madness himself.

For whatever reason (probably the headline), I came up with an idea while watching the video in Ryan's story on a robot playing Pitfall!

Why not make a game that combines Pitfall! and Fallout ? They're both open-world games, with our hero braving a harsh landscape looking for stuff to pocket. They both have portions that take place underground. Both games have scorpions, as any good game should. Hell, there's even an expansion for Fallout 3 called The Pitt!

Le winner, c'est non? Only one small thing stood between me and this game being made: I can't actually program games. A small hiccup, I know.

What I can do, however, is mock-up some screenshots for this gloriously pointless mashup. I've been down to the lab and come back with these pictures of my Frankensteinian baby. And so I present to a disinterested world... PitFallout!

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Posted by RelentlessKnight

Genius!

Posted by SteamPunkJin

Hactivision...nice.
What a great videogame mashup idea

Posted by Heartagram

Hactivision lolz

Posted by Bucketdeth

Haha looks great.

Posted by KingOfIceland

Quick! Someone go program that game STAT!

Posted by MattBodega

Amazing!

Posted by OmegaPirate

love it! 

Posted by baron_calamity

The next DLC for sure! ;) Really cool though

Posted by wrecks

Win.

Posted by zityz

Awesome. All I need to see now is an Ace Combat version fo Yars Revenge and my eyes will have been completly satisfied.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

See, I actually want to play that.

Posted by FlipperDesert

Pretty goddamn sweet, maybe Carbon-Neutral Games can develop it?

Posted by Luke

Wow, those are great! 

Thanks fer sharing Ryan :)

Posted by Redbullet685

If the game has bloody mess, I'll buy it.

Posted by AndrewB

I actually caught this last night while browsing through stuff. I really wish more people would develop commercial games for older systems. I think there's a viable bit of cash (nothing too serious, but still...) in the nostalgia market for older gamers.

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Posted by MrKlorox

Looks good, but where's the annoying green tint that floods Fallout 3? Man it looks weird to have a 2D Fallout where you can see the sky.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Awesome!!! Good for the guy who made it!

Posted by vonFlampanker

Minor suggestion: double the size of the scorpion.

Posted by Blair

I'm pretty sure that's Tenpenny Tower on the horizon.

Posted by strangeling
Posted by Crono

The naming convention for this parody is like the "Before & After" puzzles on Wheel of Fortune

Posted by MeatSim

It takes some talent to do something cool like this.

Posted by CitizenKane

That is some pretty awesome stuff there.   Great job!

Posted by Landmine

buzz_clik is becoming quite the celeb around here. Nice mashup.

Posted by Dalai
@Landmine said:
" buzz_clik is becoming quite the celeb around here. Nice mashup. "
He's now a celeb at Kotaku, too.  I sense that this will be more than just some screenshots soon.
Posted by Media_Master

genius