PitFall!™ was originally one of the oldest games dating back to the 8 Bit era. It was first licensed by Activision for the Atari Game System but was later ported to several other platforms such as the Nintendo Entertainment System. With the passage of time, the game evolved from an 8 Bit side scrolling game in the Atari and NES to a 3D action-adventure game in PC, PlayStation and XBox. Recently, it even made its debut in the popular mobile platforms. PitFall!™ is now available on iOS and Android as an endless free-runner game with several twists.
In PitFall!™, you play the character of PitFall Harry (or PitFall Harry Jr. in later versions), who travels the Jungle in search for treasure. His path is laid out with various obstacles which includes cliffs, ledges and even wild animals. Different versions of the game offer different types of gameplay: the 8 Bit versions were of the side-scrolling genre. The PC, PlayStation and XBox versions are in 3D and mostly of the Tomb Raider kind. The mobile versions follow the usual endless runner gameplay based on similar games like Temple Run, Subway Surf, Minion Rush, etc. But the most striking feature of PitFall!™ on Android and iOS is the change of environment one notices as he advances in the game. The line of sight also changes with the changing environment. All official versions of the PitFall!™ game have been developed and licensed by Activision Publishing, Inc.
How to get PitFall for PC
You can find several versions of PitFall!™ available for PC, PlayStation and XBox. You can buy them from stores near you or even or download them from the Internet. But if you want the Android or iOS version, you can get it from Google Play.
Download PitFall for PC
The Android version of PitFall!™ game can be downloaded via Google Play. You may also look for the APK file on the Internet.
How to Install PitFall on PC
Some Android emulators are available to run Android Apps on Windows or Mac. Since PitFall!™ is supported on Android version 2.3 and up, the Android emulator that we’ll be using in order to run PitFall!™ on PC is BlueStacks. BlueStacks is a popular Android emulator for PC and Mac that supports most Android apps available in Google Play.
PitFall!™ may be installed via Google Play within BlueStacks. To install via Google Play in BlueStacks, we need an Android Launcher app in order to access the Play Store app. The launcher app we are going to use here is ADW Launcher.
- Download and install ADW Launcher on BlueStacks.
- Launch ADW Launcher.
- Browse through the app list and open Google Play.
- Sign in and setup your Google Account for the Play Store.
- After setup is complete, search for PitFall!™ on Google Play Store.
- Click the install button on the app page. It will be installed within BlueStacks.
How to play PitFall on PC
Once you have installed PitFall!™ inside BlueStacks, launch it from the Home Screen shortcut in BlueStacks or via ADW launcher. The game requires a suitable Graphics Card in order to run smoothly. Thus, you could experience some lags while running it in BlueStacks. That being said, PitFall!™ for PC is perfectly playable in BlueStacks. You can use the direction keys to bend right and left, jump over or roll under obstacles while running. Try to survive as long as you can while evading the volcano. Level up in the game to unlock new power-ups, and trade your looted treasure for various items. PitFall!™ offers a unique endless runner experience altogether, and now you can even enjoy it on your PC / Mac.
PitFall!™ is a registered trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc.