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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
Jaguar
70
3.8
Wii
...
5.0
Game Boy Advance
61
3.9
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Fighting a Mayan guy
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD I died
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Using a knocked out snake as a rope
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows Title Screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Well produced but a tad generic. Windows Zovni (9384)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA CD Jun 27, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Jan, 1995 9 out of 10 90
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mag'64 Wii Sep 01, 2009 7 out of 10 70
IGN Game Boy Advance Jun 14, 2001 5 out of 10 50
4Players.de Game Boy Advance Oct 11, 2001 49 out of 100 49
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 21, 1999 D- 16

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Trivia

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!.

Technology

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.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best Dexterity Game in 1995
  • VideoGames Magazine
    • March 1995 - Best CD Music
Information also contributed by Big John WV, chirinea and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe
Contributed to by Charly2.0 (30542), Corn Popper (69521), Andrew Hartnett (2266), Terok Nor (17833), Servo (55897) and Syed GJ (1547)