DescriptionPitfall: 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: Maya no Daibōken" -- Japanese SNES title
- "Pitfall: Das Maya-Abenteuer" -- German title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: "Simon says"
- Games with hidden / unlockable full games
- Pitfall series
- Setting: Mayan
|Well produced but a tad generic.||Windows||Zovni (10648)|
|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||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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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 gameThere's a cheatcode (see tips & tricks section) that lets you play the original Pitfall!.
TechnologyPitfall: 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
Game Boy Advance Credits