Pitfall: The Lost Expedition

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Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
Pitfall - The Lost Expedition Coverart.jpg
North American PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s)Edge of Reality (PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Wii)
Torus Games (Game Boy Advance)
Beenox (Microsoft Windows)
Publisher(s)Activision (consoles)
Aspyr (PC)
Platform(s)GameCube
PlayStation 2
Xbox
Game Boy Advance
Microsoft Windows
Wii
ReleasePlaystation 2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA
  • NA: February 18, 2004
  • PAL: February 20, 2004
Windows
  • NA: October 15, 2004
Wii
  • NA: September 23, 2008
Genre(s)Action, platform
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Pitfall: The Lost Expedition is a pair of action-adventure video games, one for the Game Boy Advance, and the other for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Windows. It is the sixth installment of the Pitfall series. It was released by Activision on February 18, 2004 in North America and February 20, 2004 in the PAL region. The PC version was released on October 15, 2004 only in North America. The game was also released on September 23, 2008 on the Wii as Pitfall: The Big Adventure.[1] Pitfall: The Big Adventure was released under the brand Fun4All in Europe.[2]

Plot[edit]

Set in 1935 Pitfall Harry, the fearless, rough-and-ready treasure hunter from the Pitfall series, returns to help a beautiful archaeologist rescue her father and thwart the evil Jonathan St. Claire from claiming the lost city of El Dorado. As Harry, players encounter various animal enemies, including scorpions, bats, piranhas, alligators and penguins, as well as human adversaries under the leadership of the sinister St. Claire. Numerous abilities are at the player's disposal as Harry recovers pages of the Heroic Handbook. With his various items, Harry is equipped for almost anything. Harry will also find lost explorers and be rewarded with golden idols for his trouble, which he can then use as currency with the Shaman.

Mobile[edit]

Also released at this time were three mobile versions of the game: Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Caves, Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Glacier, and Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Jungle.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings(Xbox) 74.25%[3]
(GC) 73.08%[4]
(PS2) 72.27%[5]
(GBA) 65.75%[6]
(PC) 64.90%[7]
(Wii) 56.67%[8]
Metacritic(Xbox) 73/100[9]
(GC) 73/100[10]
(PS2) 70/100[11]
(GBA) 66/100[12]
(PC) 66/100[13]
(Wii) 44/100[14]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Edge6/10[15]
EGM5.67/10[16]
Game Informer6/10[17][18]
GamePro4.5/5 stars[19]
Game RevolutionC+[20]
GameSpot(Xbox) 7.3/10[21]
7.1/10[22][23]
(PC) 7/10[24]
GameSpy4/5 stars[25]
(GBA) 2/5 stars[26]
GameZone8/10[27][28][29]
(Xbox) 7.1/10[30]
(GBA) 6.5/10[31]
IGN7.8/10[32][33]
(GBA) 7/10[34]
Nintendo Power(GC) 4/5[35]
(GBA) 3.7/5[36]
OPM (US)2/5 stars[37]
OXM (US)7.8/10[38]
PC Gamer (US)76%[39]
Playboy83%[40]

Pitfall: The Lost Expedition received mixed to positive reviews from critics, while The Big Adventure received mixed to negative reviews. On review aggregrator site Metacritic, it received a score of 66/100 for the PC and Game Boy Advance versions,[12][13] 70/100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[11] 73/100 for the Nintendo GameCube and Xbox versions,[9][10] and 44/100 for the Wii version.[14] GameRankings also gave it a score of 73.08% for the GameCube version,[4] 72.27% for the PS2 version,[5] 74.25% for the Xbox version,[3] 65.75% for the GBA version,[6] 64.90% for the PC version,[7] and 56.67% for the Wii version.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pitfall: The Big Adventure". IGN. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  2. ^ http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/02/activision_hastily_tosses_together_fun4all_wii_label2/[permanent dead link]
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  8. ^ a b "Pitfall: The Big Adventure for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  9. ^ a b "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  10. ^ a b "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Critic Reviews for GameCube". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  11. ^ a b "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  12. ^ a b "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  13. ^ a b "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Critic Reviews for PC". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  14. ^ a b "Pitfall: The Big Adventure for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  15. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (PS2)". Edge: 109. April 2004.
  16. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". Electronic Gaming Monthly (179): 88. May 2004.
  17. ^ Helgeson, Matt (April 2004). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". Game Informer (132): 91. Archived from the original on 2006-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  18. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GBA)". Game Informer (132): 110. April 2004.
  19. ^ Bro Buzz (May 2004). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". GamePro: 69. Archived from the original on 2005-03-12. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  20. ^ Dodson, Joe (2004-03-17). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  21. ^ Navarro, Alex (2004-02-20). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedtition (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  22. ^ Navarro, Alex (2004-02-20). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GC, PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  23. ^ Provo, Frank (2004-03-05). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  24. ^ Navarro, Alex (2004-10-22). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  25. ^ Hodgson, David (2004-02-20). "GameSpy: Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  26. ^ Steinberg, Steve (2004-03-09). "GameSpy: Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GBA)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-11-10. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  27. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2004-03-17). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  28. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2004-03-04). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  29. ^ Rgerbino (2004-11-15). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  30. ^ Lafferty, Michael (2004-02-23). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  31. ^ Code Cowboy (2004-04-02). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  32. ^ Casamassina, Matt (2004-02-27). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". IGN. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  33. ^ Casamassina, Matt (2004-11-08). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  34. ^ Harris, Craig (2004-02-18). "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  35. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GC)". Nintendo Power. 179: 121. April 2004.
  36. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GBA)". Nintendo Power. 178: 123. March 2004.
  37. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 101. May 2004.
  38. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". Official Xbox Magazine: 82. May 2004.
  39. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". PC Gamer: 81. January 2005.
  40. ^ "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition". Playboy. 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-04-02. Retrieved 2014-09-03.

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