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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
...
5.0
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 SNES ... the original Pitfall isn't far away.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Vine swinging
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES When you see these scorpions...
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows The Secret Hatman Mode (type "hatman" to activate)

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

Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA CD Jun 27, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jan, 1995 9 out of 10 90
ST-Computer Jaguar Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Electric Playground Jaguar Dec 27, 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
GamePro (US) Jaguar Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
All Game Guide SEGA CD 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Lens of Truth Genesis Apr 29, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Sep 12, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Sega-16.com SEGA 32X Feb 06, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Oct 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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