Pitfall! for the Atari 5200 is the pits. The game looks and sounds virtually the same as the supposedly more primitive Atari VCS original, with the exception of slightly more detail in the background trees and bushes. Even more disappointing is the gameplay, which, because of poor programming combined with the system's non-centering joystick, is terribly frustrating, reducing this formerly stellar adventure from greatness to mediocrity. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide