Pitfall: The Lost Expedition - GBA

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Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GBA)
Viewed: 2D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Torus Games Soft. Co.: LucasArts
Publishers: Activision (GB)
Released: 20 Feb 2004 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
No Accessories: No Accessories


A video game series that dates right the way back to the early 80's, Pitfall was, in its heyday, one of the greatest platform adventures ever made. It played host to some incredible level design, and it's one of Activision's more memorable outings, as people remember those infamous crumbling floors and booby traps. And even though the series has now been updated for consoles, bringing protagonist Harry into the third dimension, Activision is keeping the population of retro gamers happy by releasing The Lost Expedition for Game Boy Advance.

One of the most ill-fated characters we've come across, the unfortunate Pitfall Harry has yet another brush with death after his plane is forced to crash-land in an unknown and very dense jungle. He survives, but his crew and passengers are missing, and it's up to you to find them. And as you slip into his boots, your adventure begins in earnest.

A new adventure that almost exclusively takes place in the jungle, the surrounding environments are faithful to the game's predecessors in many ways and will be instantly familiar with fans of the series. Like before, The Lost Expedition for GBA is a classic 2D scrolling platform game that plays very much like the earlier games, whereby players can run, jump and swing through the game's many levels before facing and defeating several end-of-level bosses. As ever, players also need to be wary of booby traps and native beasts, but it's all in a day's work for Pitfall Harry.

Classic gaming for the 21st century. What more do you want?