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Pitfall! now available on Xbox Live. Are you old enough to appreciate it?

We were originally told that two Game Room titles, Asteroids Deluxe and Pitfall!, were coming to Xbox Live on April 20. The date rolled around and Pitfall! was nowhere to be seen, breaking my fragile gamer heart. I can stop crying man tears now as Pitfall is finally available on the Marketplace.

Pitfall! was originally an Atari 2600 game from Activision. It was a huge hit in 1982 thanks in large part to its groundbreaking graphics. The lead character, Pitfall Harry, is made up of 4 unique colors, a level of detail so amazing that - I believe - it used to give children nosebleeds. Harry must run, swing from vines, and jump on top of alligator’s mouths across 255 unique screens as he searches for 32 lost treasures. Pitfall! is an adventure so exciting that Activision legally had to include an exclamation mark in the title so as not to fatally surprise people with its awesomeness.

Being a Game Room title, Pitfall! includes a 3D recreation of an Atari 2600 console, historical data and detailed instructions, friends and global leaderboards, and 10 Achievements.

You can purchase this slice of platform gaming history for $2.99 or try the free trial. Grab it here (Zune link) on the Marketplace.

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

4 Comments
  • "Pitfall! is an adventure so exciting that Activision legally had to include an exclamation mark in the title so as not to fatally surprise people with its awesomeness."lolI'm actually downloading this right now. Sorry, I'm an Atari/ColecoVision nerd and love these old games.
  • I have all the Game Room titles for WP7 and wait MORE MORE MORE! all i want is a GameRoom Hub to site right next to my Games Tile and im good. Keep them coming MS
  • Sweetness...I grew up playing Pitfall on my Commadore 64...brings back memories...
  • I loved this game as a kid. Played it all the time on my brothers Atari. It took forever to get all the way to the end and beat it. Can't wait to et my WP7 and play this game.