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Pitfall Planet (2016) is a cooperative puzzle game that forces you to think outside the box as you collect gold, fight enemies and escape levels. It features challenging levels that mean that teamwork is central as you grapple, throw and create pathways together. It's a simple but deeply involving game.

Stranded on an alien planet after your ship crashes, you and the other player must explore and collect gold to summon an elevator to the next level. Along the way, you can find hidden and mysterious diary fragments from someone called Kate that begin to tell a larger story.

As well as running around the levels, you can throw the other player across gaps, allowing you to reach more areas. You can also grapple the person behind you across if you're the one ahead. To advance to the next level, you must collect all the gold.

It's a fun experience that connects people of different ages and levels of experience with its novel and easy to understand gameplay and an intriguing backstory to discover.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Pitfall Planet 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Traversal game with Adventure, Platform, Puzzle and Strategy elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Single-player and online multiplayer modes aren't supported, so you'll need to play with a friend. You can use one Joy-Con half each.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Pitfall Planet usually costs £8.50.

Pitfall Planet

Steam Store PC £8.50
Steam Store Mac £8.50
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/05/2016, updated in 2019

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Brain Game, Traversal (Adventure, Platform, Puzzle and Strategy)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Blocks

Developer: Adam Gryu (@AdamGryu)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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