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Gold Rush

Win 3 gold medals

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How to unlock the Gold Rush achievement

  • Panthera oncaPanthera onca443,458
    25 Apr 2014 25 Apr 2014 25 Apr 2014
    26 2 8
    I played Pitfall on the Atari 2600 as a kid. I mapped out the whole game and still have my map. smile Here is the easiest way to 20000 gold. Due to the virtual D-pad being horrible, the hardest screen is the croc screen where you have to walk on their heads. Using this route you will only encounter 3 of these and you will be going left, so if you die, you will spawn on the other side, so as long as you make it across one of them, you can do this. There are 255 screens in this game. The start screen is screen 1 and the screen to the left of that is screen 255. Since we will be going left, the screen numbers will count down:

    1) On start screen, go down ladder and go left jumping over one scorpion and going up the ladder on the next screen. This is screen 250.

    2) Go up ladder and right one screen to screen 251 and go down that ladder and to the left and jump over one scorpion. That will be the only time you ever go right.

    3) Go up the next ladder and you are on screen 245. Now go left 6 screens to screen 239 and a money bag worth 2000.

    4) Keep going left 10 screens to screen 229 and you will get ring worth 5000.

    5) Go left 4 screens to screen 225 and go down ladder. Go left and jump over 4 scorpions. (you travel further when underground, so these are shortcuts).

    6) Go up next ladder and you will be on screen 210. Now go left 3 screens to screen 207 and a money bag worth 2000.

    7) Go left 9 screens to screen 198 and a ring worth 5000.

    8) Go left 2 more screens to screen 196 and another ring worth 5000.

    9) You should have 20,000 now. If not go left 2 more screens to screen 194 for gold and then 2 more left to screen 192 for another gold.

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    RubensXThank you!!!!!
    Posted by RubensX on 02 Mar 19 at 03:01
    ZalexzyThank you!
    Posted by Zalexzy on 12 Dec 19 at 23:37
    Mike PitchThanks for this! Got the 20,000 in just a handful of attempts with this guide.
    Posted by Mike Pitch on 12 Apr at 14:52
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  • Patje x360aPatje x360a428,466 428,466 GamerScore
    21 Aug 2013 20 Aug 2013 28 Aug 2013
    9 2 2
    If you go left it . Than you have only 4 crocodiles (when you go left crocodiles easy to do). It will take about 6 a 7 min to get 20k

    Thanks to for KGKaiju making and uploading this video
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    Stealth DavidNice guide
    Posted by Stealth David on 29 Apr 15 at 22:01
    LvxThis helped me so much. Didn't know you could jump on the crocodile's heads. Thanks!
    Posted by Lvx on 22 Jul 15 at 12:52
  • JohnyLouJohnyLou586,912
    14 Jan 2013 14 Jan 2013
    8 5 3
    From the starting screen, travel 15 screens to the right. This is not counting the first screen, so as soon as you go to the next room, count that as one, the next room as 2 ect. until you get to 15. From there, go down the ladder and to the right (Jumping over 5 Scorpions) until you get to a ladder. Take the ladder up and go right. Going this way, you will get the Gold Bar on the way to the 15th screen and after jumping the scorpions, there will be 6 more items to collect.

    Once you get to 20K points, make sure to kill off your remaining lives, as falling down ladders will lose you points.

    If you've got any questions, feel free to shoot me a PM! :)
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    AciD237Good solution, I did it such. Not too many crocodiles with this route, maybe 3.
    I recommend to jump them in one go. You can theoritically stay on them, on the right side but the controls of this game are so terrible that you'll probably fall in the water on the next jump.
    Posted by AciD237 on 27 Mar 13 at 10:08
    JohnyLouI also jump across the crocodiles in one go. These controls really do suck. Haha.
    Posted by JohnyLou on 27 Mar 13 at 13:33
    Failure OnlineI deleted then rewrote my guide, but it won't let me post it again. Personally I think going left is a lot easier, especially with crocodiles.

    "You will want to do this on PC if possible, otherwise Xbox 360 with D-Pad. I would not recommend with the phone controls.

    Point Buster: (20,000) Go right until you get a treasure, then go back left until you're at the start point again. Take the ladder down and go left until you hit a brick wall. Go up the ladder, then travel left until you reach the second ladder that allows you to go left on the bottom of the screen (you will pass many other ladders that have a brick wall on the left, so don't count these; you should get a treasure on the way). Take said ladder, then go left until you hit a brick wall, go up the ladder on that screen, then go right until you reach a diamond ring. As before, take the second ladder that allows you to go left on the bottom screen. Keep going left until you hit a brick wall, then take the ladder, and go left until you hit 20K. I ended with 24k because there are two diamonds very close to each other at the end.

    Survivalist: (20:00) You have to keep moving or the timer will stop, so keep transitioning between two different screens until the timer runs out.

    Time Spender: (2:00:00) This time you can just let the game sit. This is cumulative and you can see your progress after game over."
    Posted by Failure Online on 26 Apr 13 at 23:15
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