Some of you may know the game Pitfall thanks to it being kept alive through computer emulators, and a few of you may even remember playing it on your Atari game console. Now Activision has revived the classic with a remake for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.
The game has been redesigned for modern mobile devices, so don’t expect any nostalgic 8 bit graphics here. The work was done by Blast Furnace, a new Activision UK game studio. Gordon Hall, head of the studio, said, “The team has kept the elements that made the original so much fun to play, and merged them with a cool, retro HD art style, updated controls and play mechanics to keep both old-school fans and newcomers happy.”
The new Pitfall coincides, not by accident, with the 30 year anniversary of the original Atari version from 1982. An Android version is also planned, but no release date has yet been scheduled.