Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Critic Score User Score
Game Boy Advance
61
3.9
SEGA 32X
61
3.0
SNES
80
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 Game Boy Advance Flying through the air on a vine.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X The path between the different stages is shown on a map.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES The first boss
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Tough: going against two Jaguars at once

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 (9330)

Critic Reviews

Super Power (Sweden) SNES Dec, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Nov 30, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Joystick (French) Windows Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Game Boy Advance Jun 25, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Lens of Truth Genesis Apr 29, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Players Jaguar Dec, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Computer Games Magazine Windows Oct 01, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 3 out of 5 60
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Jul 12, 2001 5.2 out of 10 52
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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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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