Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (SEGA 32X)

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Title screen.


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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.


Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X The first boss is a cat of prey.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Intro: Harry sen. gets kidnapped outside.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X The path between the different stages is shown on a map.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Vine swinging

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Sep, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1995 6.6 out of 10 66
Game Players Oct, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Sega-16.com Feb 06, 2009 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Nov, 1995 3 out of 5 60
IGN Dec 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40


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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!.


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.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best Dexterity Game in 1995
  • VideoGames Magazine
    • March 1995 - Best CD Music
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Terok Nor (22745) added Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (SEGA 32X) on Mar 07, 2006
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