Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Game Boy Advance)

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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a side-scrolling action game in which you play adventurer Pitfall Harry Jr in search of his father Pitfall Harry. You battle your way through the Mayan jungles, waterfalls, deserted mines and can bungee jump and boomerang your way to safety. There are 13 levels and the action is fast and gripping. You will need to be attentive—and quick. Or prepare to die.


Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance Attacking a snake with my knife.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance These rubber plants launch you into the air.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance Flying through the air on a vine.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance Start of the first scenario

Alternate Titles

  • "Pitfall: Maya no Daibōken" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "Pitfall: Das Maya-Abenteuer" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Oct, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Jun 25, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Jun 14, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
Gamezone (Germany) Sep 12, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Dec 01, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy 2002 53 out of 100 53
Gaming Target Jul 12, 2001 5.2 out of 10 52
IGN Jun 14, 2001 5 out of 10 50
4Players.de Oct 11, 2001 49 out of 100 49
GameSpot Jun 05, 2001 4.3 out of 10 43


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Ending (Spoiler!)

When Pitfall Harry Jr. finally finds his father, at the end of the game, the surprise is to see that ol' dad Pitfall Harry is shown in all his 8-bit glory, standing out of the standard 16-bit graphics of the game.

Hidden game

There's a cheatcode (see tips & tricks section) that lets you play the original Pitfall!.


Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure utilized the initial release of DirectX and was one of the first PC games to be released as a native Windows 95 executable.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best Dexterity Game in 1995
  • VideoGames Magazine
    • March 1995 - Best CD Music
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Syed GJ (1525) added Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Game Boy Advance) on Jul 09, 2001
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