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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
81
...
Game Boy Advance
61
3.9
SEGA 32X
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 Genesis Killed by a white flying creature
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows The First Boss
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Opening story
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Killed by a VERY big guy

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 (9360)

The Press Says

Sega-16.com SEGA CD Dec 22, 2008 10 out of 10 100
GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) Windows Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Consoles Plus Game Boy Advance Oct, 2001 85 out of 100 85
Entertainment Weekly SNES Dec 09, 1994 B+ 83
GameZone Game Boy Advance Jun 25, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 6.6 out of 10 66
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Sep 13, 2001 12 out of 20 60
GameSpy Game Boy Advance 2002 53 out of 100 53
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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