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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 Jaguar Watch out for that TREEEEE!
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Jaguar Kinda makes you want to do the Tarzan yell.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Jaguar Title screen
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Jaguar Copyright screen

Promo Images

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

There are no reviews for the Jaguar release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Nov, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
ST-Computer Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
neXGam 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Players Dec, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Ultimate Gamer Magazine Jan, 1996 7 out of 10 70
The Atari Times Aug 03, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Game Zero Dec, 1995 24 out of 50 48
The Video Game Critic Oct 18, 2000 D 25


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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
Information also contributed by Big John WV, chirinea and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe
Servo (57391) added Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Jaguar) on Oct 19, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (158571), Corn Popper (69317), Andrew Hartnett (2292), Terok Nor (27206) and Syed GJ (1579)