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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 Climbing a vine
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X At the waterfall
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Fighting a Mayan guy
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Hanging

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 (9314)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1994 5 out of 5 100
PC Joker Windows Aug, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SEGA CD May, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun Jaguar Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Entertainment Weekly SNES Dec 09, 1994 B+ 83
GameCola.net SEGA CD Aug, 2004 8.28 out of 10 83
GameZone Game Boy Advance Jun 25, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Players SNES Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 6.6 out of 10 66
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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