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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA 32X
61
3.0
Game Boy Advance
61
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 SEGA CD I'm Tarzan!
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Some instructions at the beginning
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Riding on a mine cart
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD These idols saves your progress

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 (9355)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Jaguar Nov, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
Entertainment Weekly SNES Dec 09, 1994 B+ 83
Game Players SEGA CD Mar, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Nov, 1994 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Players Jaguar Dec, 1995 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 3 out of 5 60
Sega-16.com SEGA 32X Feb 06, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Sep 13, 2001 12 out of 20 60
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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