Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
84
3.8
SEGA CD
86
3.1
Wii
...
5.0
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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 Whoops... forgot to jump off
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Genesis Not a very good jump...
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES When you see these scorpions...
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES ... the original Pitfall isn't far away.

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 (9321)

Critic Reviews

Video Games SEGA CD Feb, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1994 85 out of 100 85
ST-Computer Jaguar Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Sep, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Nov, 1994 7.8 out of 10 78
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jul 26, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Sep 12, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Players SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 62 out of 100 62
IGN SEGA 32X Dec 01, 2008 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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