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Edited by von_wemberg

Pitfall YES!

Edit: Quest YES! Didn't hope to get it, but yayy :)

Posted by Shaunage

I feel like I've seen Jeff play Pitfall 2 before. Or maybe just talk about it. Was it in one of the classic game livestreams?

Posted by von_wemberg

@Shaunage: I know he played the first game in a Game Room QL, don't know about the second one.

Posted by derpflo

Well I liked the first one more..

Posted by owack6

@Shaunage said:

I feel like I've seen Jeff play Pitfall 2 before. Or maybe just talk about it. Was it in one of the classic game livestreams?

Ye he did play it for a live stream at one point, don't remember which one though.

Posted by Kibles

Pitfall T000

Posted by Waffley

I was THIS damn close to sleeping, too.

Posted by joshthebear

I'm loving whole Encyclopedia Bombastica series

Posted by Shtinky

YouTube videos!

Posted by Aishan

Pitfall II might have some of my favourite retro-game music ever.

Posted by TruthTellah

Well now this is a surprise! Late night Bombastica!

Posted by Geralt

Jeff is referring to himself as a 3rd person...that's kinda cute.

Posted by Dethfish

I love this video series. Please continue making them.

Posted by hussatron

Things I learned from this video:

  1. There was a Pitfall cartoon. What the hell.
  2. I am easily amused by such things as seemingly corrupted scores. 'UQQR.
  3. Pitfall II was and I guess still is a pretty kickass game.
Posted by PolygonSlayer

I got to say I'm very impressed with what 'Pitfall II' has in it. Seems like a game that had elements in it that were years ahead of other games. I played the shit out of the first Pitfall on the Atari 2600, but never even knew there was a second game until a few years ago.

Great series Jeff, love it! :)

Posted by spiketail

Duders, Jeff is handling Pitfall II like a pro!

For the most part... definite thumbs up.

Posted by MatthewMeadows

Jeff pulled a Brad!

Posted by Brinty

@Shaunage: One of the versions was in game room.

Posted by joshuaprince9212

Great vid jeff, keep it up. Love this stuff. I used to play Commodore 64 games with a friend when I was only 7 years old. It was the first game system I'd ever played and games like this and the atari games really brings back memories.

Posted by DarkbeatDK

Why do we Pitfall, master Jeff? So we might learn to pick ourselves up.

Posted by krunch

I'm glad gameroom's back.

Posted by probablytuna

Why is ET in the game? Oh it's a scorpion....

Edited by hollitz

I'd rather have arbitrary letters than an actual score.

Posted by Elleander

Wow, amazing stuff. I'd give you all the ­™™™™™ score, but I don't know what the f*** that means.

Posted by satch919

These videos are pretty great. I'm really enjoying looking back at these old games. Thanks, Jeff!

Posted by fisk0

@hussatron said:

Things I learned from this video:

  1. There was a Pitfall cartoon. What the hell.
  2. I am easily amused by such things as seemingly corrupted scores. 'UQQR.
  3. Pitfall II was and I guess still is a pretty kickass game.

Yeah, I liked it when the score said 'QoVV, looked very klingon-ish. Also the music was pretty damn amazing, could picture a marching band playing it.

Posted by nohthink

He can swim?? Mind blown

Posted by IronScimitar

This game is blowing my mind.

Posted by WhytePanther

I had a copy of this on the 2600 waaay back when I was a kid. Ended up loaning it to a friend of the family and never getting it back. I almost want to get one on eBay and figure out how to hook a 2600 up to a modern(ish) TV.

Edited by PimblyCharles

I think the version I played as a kid was on my old ass Apple II (which I still have after all these years & still works). It didn't quite look like this one though. Who thought that after 18 years, I'd be playing the same game (Far Cry 3)?! Sadly no shark pits in Pitfall II though...

Posted by SeanFoster

@fisk0 said:

@hussatron said:

Things I learned from this video:

  1. There was a Pitfall cartoon. What the hell.
  2. I am easily amused by such things as seemingly corrupted scores. 'UQQR.
  3. Pitfall II was and I guess still is a pretty kickass game.

Yeah, I liked it when the score said 'QoVV, looked very klingon-ish. Also the music was pretty damn amazing, could picture a marching band playing it.

"You haven't experienced Pitfall II until you've played it in the original Klingon."

Edited by ArtisanBreads

@IronScimitar said:

This game is blowing my mind.

Yeah for real. Have never seen it. It's really cool.

The no real fall damage thing is hilarious.

You can also tell Jeff has played this a thousand times.

@PimblyCharles said:

I think the version I played as a kid was on my old ass Apple II (which I still have after all these years & still works). It didn't quite look like this one though. Who thought that after 18 years, I'd be playing the same game (Far Cry 3)?! Sadly no shark pits in Pitfall II though...

Far Cry 3 could have used that balloon ride.

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Posted by Kevin_Cogneto

Wow, I played the 2600 version and was always disappointed about how short it was, I never knew about the second quest on all the other versions. Now I need to track down a copy and check it out.

Posted by Chucklestyle

Pretty sure they stole the no fall damage thing from Borderlands 2.

Edited by gbrading

Ah yes, Pitfall II. Of course, we could have been treated to the Game Room version with it's misaligned music. What a treat that would have been.

I remember Jeff mentioning the second quest when he played it in Game Room. The Atari 2600 version didn't have it.

Posted by stinky

i completed the original pitfall in 20 minutes. 

Posted by Vuud

I had this on the old Apple II and I hated it.

The snes pitfall game is the best pitfall. Do that one instead.

Posted by bkfountain

Love this series, my favorite content is them just playing retro games

Posted by AngriGhandi

Project: Quick Look Everything continues unabated!

Posted by Master_Funk

The way Jeff describes this game makes it sound like an early version of dark souls . Thats pretty cool.

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Why is that werewolf doing the pee-pee dance at the beginning?

Posted by MURDERSMASH

This game is pretty fuckin' cool. Wow.

Posted by mrangryface

Glad GB keeps on going even during vacation

Posted by Rapid

I thought the pro strategy was always move to the left, or is that only applicable to the first pitfall?

Posted by Cold_Wolven

These videos are great, I want more Genesis coverage.

Posted by arch4non

"The frog will kill you, it's a frog." - Jeff Gerstmann.

Posted by stanie12

Love me some Encyclopedia Bombastica! Tied with Breaking Brad for my favorite video series. Also, watching Jeff hit that same bat the second time was brutal.

Posted by Berserker6666

In GTA Vice City, you couldn't swim but in an old classic like in Pitfall u could. There's nothing more to say.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

I had a 2600 when I was 11, and when Pitfall came out I loved that game.  I'd play it over and over.  I think Pitfall 2 was the first direct sequel to a game that I had ever seen.  Keep in mind video games were a new thing, and on the 2600 publishers would just do new game or indirect sequels.  If some guy made a maze game they'd make a racing game next or a viricle shooter.   (Just look at David Crane as an example he made one different game after another and didn't even follow up Pitfall with a sequel until later.) So I remember seeing an advertisement for Pitfall 2 in OMNI magazine. Needless to say, when I saw Pitfall 2 was coming out I saved up all my money to buy it. 
 
Sadly, I didn't know how to play the game.  I'm a bit of a completionist so I would go around collecting all the gold bars, all the silver, all the diamond rings, etc.  Played that way, not looking for check points, the game was super frustrating.  To search all around the game and to move through all the levels could take 45 minutes before you even got to the balloons let alone found any of the objects you needed.  While I respect Jeff's concept of just rushing through the game to get to "game +" to show it to use,  such a running of the game would be like firing up Mass Effect 2 and heading straight for the Omega-4 relay to go to the Collector base in the first three minutes.   
 
With that said, there wasn't a lot to the game by modern standards.  A few enemy times, just platforms, water parts, balloons, a few weird drops.  But, despite finding it frustrating I played the game a good bit for over a year without figuring out or even considering skipping the hard bits to just get to the save points.   In my young mind WHY would you not play the game by going through all the levels and picking up all the points?  Funny how gaming is when there is not an online community setting some agreed upon 'standard'.  There was no FAQ for Pitfall 2 in 1984...few magazines, no internet, most people didn't own systems - it was just you , the game manual, and your own mind.   Which is why I just bought a computer in 1984 and never played a console again until 1995. You could almost say, Pitfall 2 was my reason for saying "Fuck consoles".

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