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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
Jaguar
71
3.8
Wii
...
5.0
Game Boy Advance
61
...
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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 32X The first boss is a cat of prey.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES The first boss
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Killed by a white flying creature
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows Vine Hopping

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 (9351)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1994 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamers (Germany) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 13 out of 15 87
Power Play Windows Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Feb, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
GameFan Magazine SEGA 32X Sep, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Mag'64 Wii Sep 01, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Sep 12, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpy Game Boy Advance 2002 53 out of 100 53
Game Zero Jaguar Dec, 1995 24 out of 50 48

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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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