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Bringing its already-popular (on iOS) reimagining of the Atari classic to Android, Activision released Pitfall! to the Play Store today. For those who haven't seen or played the newly conceptualized Pitfall, it shares very little with the original – you'll still be dodging snakes, swinging on ropes, and jump over impossible pitfalls, but this time you'll be playing an "endless-runner" a la Temple Run. Unlike Temple Run, however, Pitfall's protagonist (Pitfall Harry) uses a whip to defeat whatever wild foes happen to be in his way. Harry will also find himself riding various vehicles and running through plenty of dynamic environments.

The game, perhaps in an effort to appeal to fans of the original and new players alike, is coated with a visual style that looks like a mix between retro 8-bit art and three-dimensional graphics. As for actual gameplay, Pitfall! is played using swipe and tilt controls, which will feel familiar to players of that other endless running game. Players can, of course, collect loot in each run, using it to buy powerups, new outfits, and the like.

Pitfall! also features some nice social integration, allowing players to compete with friends via Twitter or Facebook.

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Whether you're a fan of the original or just like endless running games, Activision's Pitfall! rework is definitely worth checking out. It's free from the play store, so just hit the widget below.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Bradley Ruiz

    downloading now :)

  • Ian

    I will give it a try, but I would LOVE an old - retro version of Pitfall!

  • defred34

    Again, a game that emphasizes IAPs if you wish to go anywhere with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ziplock9000 John Stock

    Meh.. should have been closer to the original.. Also the music in the video is bland

  • xriderx66

    anyone mind extracting the apk?
    Apparently its not compatible with my SGS Vibrant??

  • http://buybattery.co.nz/ Beally Jean

    Just waiting for this a long time. Especially the temple jumpe.

  • Tim

    Greaaaat. Because what we really needed was ANOTHER endless runner game ...
    Fail. Stop downloading these games people, it only encourages them.