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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 SEGA CD Continue?
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD Object info
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Drown in rainforest
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Jaguar Kinda makes you want to do the Tarzan yell.

Promo Images

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Logo

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 (9307)

Critic Reviews

PC Joker Windows Aug, 1995 88 out of 100 88
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Windows Sep, 1995 86 out of 100 86
High Score Windows Oct, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Score Windows Oct, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Jaguar Dec, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Sep 12, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
4Players.de Game Boy Advance Oct 11, 2001 49 out of 100 49
Advance Game Boy Advance 2001 47 out of 100 47
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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