The player sprite's resemblance to Pitfall Harry is no coincidence. Programmer David Crane had said that when he'd first designed the 'running man' sprite, he initially wanted to put it into an Olympics based game where the player made the running man participate in various events such as the dash, the long jump, etc. Because of this, it is more than likely that Crane recycled the sprite for The Activision Decathlon, albeit with some slight modifications to the colors so it more closely resembles an athlete.
Submitted By: HyperIria
« See More or Submit Your Own!