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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Critic Score User Score
Game Boy Advance
61
3.9
Windows
81
3.9
Genesis
84
3.7
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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 SNES Climbing a vine
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES Attacking a skeleton in the lost city
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Title screen
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X At the waterfall

Alternate Titles

  • "Pitfall: Maya no Daibōken" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "Pitfall: Das Maya-Abenteuer" -- German title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Well produced but a tad generic. Windows Zovni (9327)

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground Jaguar Dec 27, 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games SNES Nov, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Game Players Genesis Dec, 1994 77 out of 100 77
GameFan Magazine SEGA 32X Sep, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Mag'64 Wii Sep 01, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 6.6 out of 10 66
GameSpy Game Boy Advance 2002 53 out of 100 53
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Oct 14, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Game Zero Jaguar Dec, 1995 24 out of 50 48
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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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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