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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 Genesis Killed by a white flying creature
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X The path between the different stages is shown on a map.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA CD Going down
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X Some instructions at the beginning

Promo Images

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Other Back
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Logo
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
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

Well produced but a tad generic. Windows Zovni (10648)

Critic Reviews

ST-Computer Jaguar Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
GameCola.net SEGA CD Aug, 2004 8.28 out of 10 83
GamePro (US) Jaguar Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Game Players Genesis Dec, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Lens of Truth Genesis Apr 29, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Nov, 1994 35 out of 50 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 26.5 out of 40 66
Retro Game Reviews Genesis Jan 25, 2018 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
4Players.de Game Boy Advance Oct 11, 2001 49 out of 100 49
The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 21, 1999 D- 16

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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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