Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
84
3.7
SEGA CD
86
3.1
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 SEGA CD Sinister eyes in the dark
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Hanging
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X At the waterfall
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Crack that whip!

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

PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Windows Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Entertainment Weekly SNES Dec 09, 1994 B+ 83
Game Players SEGA CD Mar, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Gamezilla Game Boy Advance Jun 26, 2001 75 out of 100 75
Lens of Truth Genesis Apr 29, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
The Atari Times Jaguar Aug 03, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Zero Jaguar Dec, 1995 24 out of 50 48
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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