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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
81
3.9
SNES
80
3.9
Wii
...
5.0
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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 SNES Whoops... forgot to jump off
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES ... the original Pitfall isn't far away.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance These rubber plants launch you into the air.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows The Secret Hatman Mode (type "hatman" to activate)

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 (9366)

The Press Says

Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Feb, 1995 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Nov 30, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Electric Playground Jaguar Dec 27, 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
Nintendo Life Wii Apr 15, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Jaguar Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
CD Player Windows 1996 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Sep 13, 2001 12 out of 20 60
IGN SEGA 32X Dec 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Jun 05, 2001 4.3 out of 10 43

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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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