Pitfall (Infinite) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Infinite
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #46

One of the main disadvantages of all the adventure games I've seen so far is that you need to be good at spelling and reading to enjoy them. This cuts out younger users. Here's an adventure which deals with the problem.

The game commands are entered with a single key, the screens are illustrated in a colourful, if idiosyncratic, way and the reading is simple.

It is set in a complex of stairs, caves, rooms and passages. You start at the twentieth level below ground and, gathering treasures, spell power and strength as you go, you climb to ground level. So far so good!

You will, however, encounter problems in the shape of more than 100 different rats, mummies, dwarves, etc, not to mention terra-bats! These delightful furry fiends live on the surface and, just when you think you're beginning to win, they leap upon you, stealing your treasure and sending you back to level 20. Such is life!

I don't think adventure addicts will find anything new here, but if you find them too hard, or boring, or if you're new to adventuring, you may well enjoy this.


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