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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
80
3.9
Windows
81
3.9
SEGA CD
86
3.0
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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 Ugly faces
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD Climbing the trees
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Opening story
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows The First Boss

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 (9350)

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
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Nov 30, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Gamers (Germany) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 13 out of 15 87
Joystick (French) Windows Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Sega-16.com Genesis Nov 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Nov, 1994 7.8 out of 10 78
Computer Games Magazine Windows Oct 01, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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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