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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA 32X
61
3.0
Genesis
84
3.7
Windows
81
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 I died
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SNES These birds can be very dangerous
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD Climbing the trees
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance Title screen

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 (9345)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1995 11 out of 12 92
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Feb, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jan, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Dec, 1994 3 out of 16 87
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Nov, 1994 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Players SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Jul 12, 2001 5.2 out of 10 52
IGN SEGA 32X Dec 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 18, 2000 D 25

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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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