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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
80
3.9
Windows
81
3.9
Game Boy Advance
61
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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 Windows Racing Through the Mines
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD These idols saves your progress
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Not a very good jump...
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Whoops... forgot to jump off

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 (9334)

The Press Says

Sega-16.com SEGA CD Dec 22, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Sega-16.com Genesis Nov 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameFan Magazine SEGA 32X Sep, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 6.6 out of 10 66
The Atari Times Jaguar Aug 03, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Jul 12, 2001 5.2 out of 10 52
4Players.de Game Boy Advance Oct 11, 2001 49 out of 100 49
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
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