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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
80
3.9
Windows
81
3.9
SEGA CD
86
3.0
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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 SEGA CD Moving a mine-cart in the mine
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows A Bonus Stage
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD The first boss
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD Sinister eyes in the dark

Alternate Titles

  • "Pitfall: Maya no Daibōken" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "Pitfall: Das Maya-Abenteuer" -- German title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Well produced but a tad generic. Windows Zovni (9384)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1995 11 out of 12 92
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Electric Playground Jaguar Dec 27, 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
GameCola.net SEGA CD Aug, 2004 8.28 out of 10 83
GamePro (US) Jaguar Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Sep 12, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpy Game Boy Advance 2002 53 out of 100 53
IGN SEGA 32X Dec 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
4Players.de Game Boy Advance Oct 11, 2001 49 out of 100 49
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 18, 2000 D 25

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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
Information also contributed by Big John WV, chirinea and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe
Contributed to by Charly2.0 (30542), Corn Popper (69521), Andrew Hartnett (2266), Terok Nor (17862), Servo (55896) and Syed GJ (1547)