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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 Game Boy Advance Introduction sequence
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance Hiding in the foilage.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance The climbing animations look incredibly smooth.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Game Boy Advance Title screen

Promo Images

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Magazine Advertisement
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Other Back
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Other Front
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Oct, 2001 85 out of 100 85
Gamezilla Jun 26, 2001 75 out of 100 75
Gamezone (Germany) Sep 12, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68 Sep 13, 2001 12 out of 20 60
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Dec 01, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Target Jul 12, 2001 5.2 out of 10 52
IGN Jun 14, 2001 5 out of 10 50 (UK) Oct 14, 2001 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Jun 05, 2001 4.3 out of 10 43
64 Power / big.N / N Games Sep, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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Syed GJ (1579) added Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Game Boy Advance) on Jul 09, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (163292), Corn Popper (69316), Andrew Hartnett (2292), Terok Nor (27273), Servo (57416) and Syed GJ (1579)