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Submission #4330: solarplex's A2600 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns in 04:04.93

Console: Atari 2600
Game name: Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
Game version:
ROM filename: Pitfall 2 - the Lost Caverns.A26
Emulator: BizHawk 1.7.0
Movie length: 04:04.93
FrameCount: 14696
Re-record count: 1215
Author's real name: Michael C.
Author's nickname: solarplex
Submitter: solarplex
Submitted at: 2014-06-11 22:02:01
Text last edited at: 2014-06-17 15:59:11
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is a platforming video game originally released for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1984.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.7.0
  • Aims for Fastest Time
  • Enemy Manipulation


Aiming for fastest time relies a lot on your timing with the creatures in your path. First time through: 4:07, Fixed pathing 4:04..

By waiting on the previous screen, you can place them in a better position so that you are able to walk right underneath them without pausing or walking backwards.

Other than that, this was a pretty solid run that only needed fixing in the last stage of Condors Bats and Scorpions. The game looks simple, but try playing it in real-time!

This is my first of two TASes for Pitfall II, as stated above this is fastest time, the next upcoming TAS will be maximum completion.

Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: Good audience response. Accepting for Moons.

feos: Publishing...

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