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Pitfall gets a complete makeover (pictures)

Activision's Pitfall is a complete makeover of the original game previously found on consoles back in the 1980s.

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Start out with a 3D side view

In the early going, your camera view is reminiscent of the original game, but that quickly changes.
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Over the shoulder

Most of the game you'll be looking over Pitfall Harry's shoulder as you jump, slide, and weave around corners.
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Ride the Jaguar!

If you find a gold token on your run, you'll get to ride a jaguar that takes you past obstacles while you get a rest.
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Costume changes cost you

With the right amount of treasure, you can choose from several different costumes to give Pitfall Harry a complete makeover.
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Into the caverns

The environments change the farther you progress. Is that a mine cart ahead?
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Time for a rough ride

Once in the cart, you'll still need to duck under obstacles, swipe to switch tracks, and jump over broken tracks.
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The ride gets rougher

Soon you'll be riding over lava, but watch out: there are breaks in the tracks where you'll need to swipe up to jump.

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