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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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 Windows The Secret Hatman Mode (type "hatman" to activate)
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows Vine Hopping
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows Title Screen
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Windows The First Boss

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. Zovni (9355) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Nov 30, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Joystick (French) Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Oct, 1995 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Computer Games Magazine Oct 01, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
CD Player 1996 7 out of 10 70

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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
Information also contributed by Big John WV, chirinea and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe
Andrew Hartnett (2244) added Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Windows) on Sep 06, 2000
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