GameSetWatch contributor and Magweasel.com's Kevin Gifford recently reminded readers of an arcade rarity, Sega's take on Activision's classic Pitfall II: Lost Caverns for Atari 2600. The Japanese licensed adaptation replicated the first level from the original Pitfall and the caverns from Pitfall II, but the other stages and many other elements are completely new.

Kevin remarks, "Well, it’s sort of like Pitfall, but it plays like someone played [David Crane]’s original, told another programmer all about it in detail, and then that programmer created his own version based off that description. All the individual elements are there, but they come together to form something remarkably different."

Sega also ported its Pitfall II adaptation to the SG-1000 (which never launched in the U.S.). You can see that port in the video below: