Robert Hampton

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31st July 2009


For nostalgia’s sake, I’ve just installed an Atari 2600 emulator and fired up Pitfall II.

Pitfall II

I played through the whole game in less than 15 minutes! This surely cannot be the same game that made my 6-year-old self weep in frustration? The game which made me howl with horror as I neared the end and the much sought after perfect score, only to hit a scorpion at the last second and get sent back to the last restart point, shedding points as I went? This certainly isn’t the game which caused me to throw the mother of all temper tantrums when I reached Quickclaw the cat, only to discover I’d forgotten the Raj diamond and would have to go back through the maze for it.

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

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