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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA 32X
61
3.0
Windows
81
3.9
Game Boy Advance
61
3.9
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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 Object info
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD Title screen
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Intro: Harry sen. gets kidnapped outside.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Vine swinging

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Jan, 1995 11 out of 12 92
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1994 89 out of 100 89
ST-Computer Jaguar Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
GameCola.net SEGA CD Aug, 2004 8.28 out of 10 83
Mag'64 Wii Sep 01, 2009 7 out of 10 70
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
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 3 out of 5 60
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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