Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Critic Score User Score
SEGA CD
86
...
Windows
81
3.9
SNES
80
3.9
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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 Game Boy Advance Hiding in the foilage.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Killed by a white flying creature
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows Title Screen
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Whoops... forgot to jump off

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 (9329)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Dec, 1994 3 out of 16 87
All Game Guide SEGA CD 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Game Boy Advance Jun 25, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Feb, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
Ultimate Gamer Magazine Jaguar Jan, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Oct 14, 2001 5 out of 10 50
IGN SEGA 32X Dec 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
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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