Pitfall! is one of the very first platform adventure games featuring several elements that would become mainstays of the genre including running, jumping, hopping over enemies, and climbing ladders. You control the hero, Pitfall Harry, and must guide him through the jungle in search of valuable treasures like gold and silver bars, bags of money, and diamond rings. All the while you must avoid a vast assortment of dangers including cobras, fires, pits, scorpions, tar pits, alligators, and a never-ending stream of rolling logs. The game ends when you've run out of time, lost all your lives, or collected the last treasure.
MusicDavid Crane, being a programmer, not a musician, borrowed the fanfares of his audio from a couple well-known themes from television. The fanfare for swinging across the vine comes from Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan Yell, and the death theme is the popular five notes from the Dragnet theme, originally composed by Miklós Rózsa for the movie The Killers. The treasure fanfare may also be taken from a television show, but it's so short that it's difficult to place.
|01||Vine Fanfare||Johnny Weissmuller||David Crane||0:02||Download|
|02||Death Fanfare||Miklós Rózsa||David Crane||0:02||Download|
|03||Treasure Fanfare||David Crane||David Crane||0:01||Download|
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David Crane, being the sole developer of the game, also programmed the audio, arranged the lifted fanfares, and created the new sound effects.
This rip is missing songs.
The music has yet to be ripped. The current recording was made while playing the game.
- mobygames.com/game/atari-2600/pitfall - MobyGames.
- atariage.com/software_page.html?SoftwareLabelID=360 - Atari Age.
- gamefaqs.com/atari2600/584972-pitfall - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitfall! - Wikipedia.