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Pitfall! International Edition


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#1 Gemini Gamer

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:43 PM

Don't you just love it when you buy a game and find out later it won't play on your system?  Well, I picked up Pitfall! International Edition today wondering if it was from Europe, and sure enough, it was.  The game will only run on a PAL Atari, which I'm sure most people here in North America don't have.  It makes me wonder why this game was here considering Pitfall came out in the US and Canada in NTSC format.

 

So remember, Pitfall! International Edition is PAL.  How to spot this version is simple.  On the front of the label under "Pitfall!", instead of saying "Pitfall Harry's Jungle Adventure", it'll say "International Edition".


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#2 fergojisan

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:01 PM

If you have an ancient TV with a horizontal hold, you should be able to adjust it to play PAL games. My parents still had a TV like this when I started collecting in the 90s. I found a PAL game and brought it over there to test it out (I read about it on Usenet) and it worked.


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#3 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

On the flip side, a number of modern non-CRT TVs are able to handle a PAL signal well enough to play a game, too.  For example mine usually displays either a light flicker or a rolling line, but the entire picture doesn't roll like it normally would with older televisions.

 

That said, if you're looking for a copy you can play, I'd be willing to trade you an NTSC copy for your PAL copy.

 

Alternatively: welcome to the wonderful world of Atari label variant collecting!  :D


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#4 Gemini Gamer

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

That said, if you're looking for a copy you can play, I'd be willing to trade you an NTSC copy for your PAL copy.

That's okay, I'm returning the one I have.  The person who sold me this copy has an NTSC Pitfall! as well.


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#5 Rom Hunter

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

So remember, Pitfall! International Edition is PAL.

 

Are you sure?
http://www.atarimani...ture_20946.html

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Edited by Rom Hunter, 31 March 2017 - 02:58 PM.





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