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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA CD
86
3.1
Wii
...
5.0
Jaguar
71
3.8
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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 Jaguar Watch out for that TREEEEE!
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows The First Boss
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD Bungie-jumping
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows Title Screen

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 (9344)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Jan, 1995 11 out of 12 92
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Jan, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jan, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Nov 30, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Jaguar Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Game Players SEGA CD Mar, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Game Players SNES Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Game Boy Advance 2002 53 out of 100 53
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Jul 12, 2001 5.2 out of 10 52

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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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