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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 SEGA 32X At the waterfall
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure SEGA 32X The path between the different stages is shown on a map.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Jaguar Watch out for that TREEEEE!
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Jaguar Title screen

Promo Images

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Magazine Advertisement
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Screenshot
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "ピットフォール マヤの大冒険" -- Japanese spelling
  • "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 (10638)

Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA CD Jun 27, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Consoles Plus Jaguar Nov, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1994 85 out of 100 85
High Score Windows Oct, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Game Players SEGA CD Mar, 1995 80 out of 100 80
CD Player Windows 1996 7 out of 10 70
Retro Game Reviews SEGA 32X Jan 25, 2018 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Game Zero Jaguar Dec, 1995 24 out of 50 48

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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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