You are indeed well-versed in the classics! 2600 Ms. Pac-Man is an excellent port...I wish I would have played it back then. It might have made up for the disappointment of the first one.
I was too young to appreciate the amazing technical achievement of Pitfall, and thought it was kind of repetitive and boring.
It’s never too late, buddy.
It’s a great game even now. It’s one of those games that made having a 2600 worthwhile.
Oh, I've played both many times now, both in emulation and in compilations. MAME has kind of ruined console ports for me, though...I mean, why play stripped-down versions when you can play the real deal? It's neat to see how the different versions vary, based on hardware capabilities and constraints, but the arcade is where you REALLY played those games, when you had some quarters saved up.
I guess that's another thing that made Pitfall so special...it was never an arcade game. Neither was Montezuma's Revenge, though, and I enjoyed that one more.