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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 Genesis Temple corridors
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows The Pre-Alpha demo release seems to have more menu bar options than are available in the full release
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD Game over
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Jumping on rocks and crocodiles

Promo Images

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot

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 (9307)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1994 89 out of 100 89
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Windows Sep, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Windows Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Genesis Dec, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Score Windows Oct, 1995 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Sep, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Game Players SNES Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
GameFan Magazine SEGA 32X Sep, 1995 71 out of 100 71
1UP! SNES Nov 03, 2004 69 out of 100 69
IGN Game Boy Advance Jun 14, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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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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