3D Pitfall is a 1995 game by J. Shramko. I heard about the Atari game “Pitfall” before, so before starting I wondered if I’d get some sort of fiendishly difficult 3D platformer here.
Well, my hopes were rather quickly smashed. This game is not quite related to Pitfall. It’s a 3D Tetris game. I’ve played a fair bit of Blockout (also to be reviewed on the site, around number 100 in the queue) and this looks very, very alike. I think it has a higher resolution, but this actually does not help the game as the rotation animations aren’t nearly as smooth as I remember them from Blockout. Also, it’s made 5 years later.
Well, not much to be said here, it’s 3D tetris. It seems to work well, but I didn’t really play a lot of it. No sound, unfortunately. Personally, I’d rather play Blockout, but that might be pure nostalgia and I might change this review once I get to Blockout. 4 out of 10 for being playable without noticable bugs, while giving me the impression I could do it myself in two weeks (with modern tools of course).