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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 Game Boy Advance Attacking a snake with my knife.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Monsters on the floor
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Sand pits mean instant death
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X The path between the different stages is shown on a map.

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 (9318)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Dec, 1994 3 out of 16 87
Gamers (Germany) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 13 out of 15 87
Electric Playground Jaguar Dec 27, 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Life Wii Apr 15, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Game Players Jaguar Dec, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com SEGA 32X Feb 06, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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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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