Falling for it
Friday, June 4th, 2021 Alive 18,301 days
I got a new Atari cartridge today. Itʼs Pitfall, by Activision.
This game was massive when it came out. Everyone I knew did everything they could to get a copy. But this is my first time playing it.
My parents were Sears people, and so unless I somehow came up with the money myself, they would only buy gen-you-wine Sears Tele-Games versions of Atariʼs games. And since Pitfall was Activision, not Atari, I was stuck. But not for long.
A few months later, a Commodore 64 was set up in my bedroom, and while my friends had tired of Pitfall and moved on to other games, I didnʼt care whether they lent me their cartridges or not. I had a whole new world of possibilities opening up under my fingers, right on my homework desk.