"Hey Pitfall! fans. Thanks for all your support keeping Pitfall Harry™ ahead of that volcano!  You’ve helped him run over 1 BILLION MILES!  We've made some gameplay improvements and fixed some bugs to make things even better. And for you runners with new devices, the game now runs in glorious HD retina resolution, so Harry looks better than ever.

Take control of Pitfall Harry once again in PITFALL!, inspired by the 1982 Classic that started it all, now re-envisioned and re-booted on iOS!

“Pitfall! proudly stands among the best action adventure games on the App Store, a thoroughly enjoyable runner with just enough variety to make it a must play. “ - GAMETRAILERS

“Cool graphics, controls, and a fun reboot of the classic that started the side scrolling runner genre.” - WIRED

“Pitfall! is a thoroughly entertaining runner with enough personality to make it one of the best games on the App Store.” - MODOJO

“The overall adventure is far more exciting and bombastic than Temple Run, with the incessant brassy action film score making every run feel like the climax of a Spielberg film.” – THE VERGE

Escape the wrath of an angry volcano while collecting ancient treasures in PITFALL!, an adrenaline-fueled, free-running adventure set in a deadly jungle with twists and turns that will always keep you on your toes. Challenge your reflexes by jumping, sliding, and using your deadly whip to take out classic PITFALL! foes like rattlesnakes and scorpions while avoiding the death grip of a crocodile’s jaw as you swing across ravines. Make sure to always keep a watchful eye as danger lurks around every corner!

• The “Free Runner” evolved! Navigate through constantly changing environments as you make your way through narrow trenches, dark caverns, and cascading waterfalls with cinematic camera angles.
• Level up and trade in your loot for a trove of game changing powerups that can be used to enhance your experience and customize your wardrobe
• Top your friends’ scores on Twitter and Facebook and stake your claim as the real king of the jungle!
• Easy swipe and tilt controls allow you to jump right in!"

What's New

Version 1.7.0

Various optimizations for iOS

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Action Run That's Very Fun

Z queen :P

Pitfall! isn't a very elaborate game, you're not going to find a lot of depth and complexity beyond the actual gameplay. It's actually quite leisurely, but nonetheless a very enjoyable experience.

The gameplay is about the run itself, it focuses more on the player's reaction to dodging the obstacles rather than trying to go the distance with powerups and revival ads, or grabbing side quests. It may look like you're trying to get far, but it's not the core focus.

I'm talking about the hectic rush of dodging the many obstacles thrown at you, the camera shifts angles as you move, the road changes into other forms of movement, and it quickly turns on you in just seconds. I wouldn't say it's very difficult, but it emphasizes more on your reaction.

I've also played Temple Run 2, which is more expansive in almost every way, but clearly more taxing on performance. This game is basic in comparison, but its content feels complete with what it's going for, and boy is it fun to run and jump.

After noticing a persistent muting on the iPhone 6s+ and reinstalling to try to get it to work, the game felt severely crippled. The theme music is a beautiful touch of the game, you won't get bored of it, and it feels like an essential part to the game. It worked fine on the iPhone 4s, but it probably isn't optimized for the newer devices. This is a serious issue to address.

Warning about slowing down iPad need to be addressed.


I LOVE this game and continue to play although the slowdown worry that Apple cautions about. It would highly recommend to you. To correct this immediately it likely will cost you some players.
There are certain games I chose to pay that require purchases of items to make the game exciting. I agree that the cost is over the top as it shouldn't take $50 to get 1500 diamonds! I do purchase the diamond packs but I use them frugally. It would be nice to earn MORE diamonds with in the game play. Exchanging gold bricks with diamonds would be really cool as well as allowing people who cannot afford to buy power ups to enjoy this game.
My iPad is for enjoyment, games, reading and writing things. I do not use it in a business sense as I am disabled, but the iPad provides me with great hours of fun.
I do hope you will consider my ideas and correct the slowdown of the iPad itself just because of your game. Seriously, I want to recommend this game to my friends but most work and the slowdown might be a problem. Until that as well as earning diamonds along with gold bricks while running, I am forced to enjoy the game by myself.
Other than that, great game.

Ps. A strategy guide or instruction section would help too.😊

Pitfall Harry


. Very addictive and sometimes very frustrating, but most fun I have ever had.

But now it won't open beyond the black screen with activision on it. I upgraded from iPad 2 where it worked very well to iPad Pro, where all it does is show me the black screen fading back to my app screen. Is there a "fix" for this? Your description says it's compatible. I also deleted it and reinstalled it and still doesn't work. They only let me reinstall from the cloud or is that the problem and there is no fix.


Activision Publishing, Inc.
93 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPod touch (4th generation), [?]device48@.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 Activision Publishing, Inc.


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