Description of Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (aka ピットフォール マヤの大冒険, Pitfall: Maya no Daibōken, Pitfall: Das Maya-Abenteuer) is a video game published in 1995 on Windows by Activision, Inc.. It's an action game, set in a platform theme, and was also released on Genesis and SEGA 32X.
Comments and reviews
J.D. 2022-04-15 0 point Windows version
I LOVE THIS GAME!!!, huge fan of the Pitfall games (Pitfall II and mayan adventure are my favorites) a classic side-scroller with smooth framerate and fluid animation clearly inspired by Virgin Interactive/Disney's "Aladdin" and "The Jungle Book". i had this game way way back when i had my old win 95, sadly i was only 5 years old at the time and never able to finish it, and i move on i really wanted to play this game properly after all these years. from all the versions i checked and played: Sega CD is hands down the best console version, sega genesis comes very close, SNES is OK but a bit streched and washed out, The 32X version had potential, it's so close rivaling the genesis version but it's bogged down by the horrbile frame rate, The Atari Jaguar version is such let down, despite looking better then the 32X it's buggy, frame rate hickups and overall feels rushed, and the GBA version is down right garbage.
but PC-ROM is the definitive version!!! has the best of both worlds, enhanced graphics of the inferior 32X version, the CD quality audio of the Sega CD, and the exclusive levels from Sega CD/32X version and in smooth 60FPS.
sadly this game is almost impossible to run on modern hardware. you can play it (kind of) on win10, but you have to properties of the exe file change the windows compatibility to win95 or win 98/me and replace the outdated DLL files otherwise it will not work. the game itself is locked in windowed mode, no way of enlarging it or full screen and and there's no audio at all, there's a way to get it work manaully but it's such a such a hassle and not working very well. it's such a shame this is another case of a classic game that don't play nice on post 95/98 pcs. if there's a game that needs remaster very badly on PC it's definitely this one. since microsoft acquired activision (the IP holder) we may finally get that wish in the future :)
none 2021-08-23 0 point Windows version
Windows game can work fine with CD music too on Windows 10+: see on Vogons forum (search for topics like 'Game will ONLY work with CD in drive', 'MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems' etc.).
Looks like the only problem is no music loop while playing, unless you use some wrappers like dxwnd and rip audio to MP3/OGG
Dugglet McNugglet 2021-01-27 -1 point Windows version
@JP @DDD THANK YOU for this! I've literally never been able to hear the sound effects actually work on a modern system.
jp 2021-01-01 1 point Windows version
running this game modern PC's is frustrating. ISO is broken and will not work no matter what I do!. the RIP version on the other-hand is playable but it has performance and sound issues. it runs in windowed mode but I still experienced some framerate dips, you can play with resolution and screen size but it sadly doesn't really fixes the problem.
the biggest problem the game currently has is the audio as there is non, not even sound-effects. there is a way around fixing the sound effects. if you change the Properties of PITFALL.EXE to windows 95 or 98/me, in the game settings you can enable the sound effects and it will work but it will crash the game due to outdated DLL file, there's replacement DLL file from a site "https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=32451&sid=be4e0e4d113dea309c141bf0c1c01f1a&start=20#p268314" just download it and replace old DLL file with the new one and the sound effects will work without crashing but it only works if the properties of this game is on windows 95 or 98/me, above that it will not work.
now the music is by the time I'm writing this borderline impossible, it needs to run directly from the CD (which is redbook audio and it wasn't implemented properly for post windows 95 PC's) currently it's impossible on Win 10 64x (unless you tweak you're computer to oblivion) to make the audio work with modern pc's.
'Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure' on windows needs to be restored properly to work modern PC and i hope Activision will finally get off their high horses give this IP to Steam or GOG already!
Kio 2020-11-15 0 point Windows version
Iso says that it's corrupted. Is there any way to fix it?
ddd 2019-03-12 4 points Windows version
Check here for how to get sound to work: https://thisoldrecliner.neocities.org/pitfall.html
Sarah 2018-09-09 0 point Windows version
The RIP version has no sound, and I tried downloading ISO but doesn't work. Is there a way to get sound on here??
Doesnt Work 2018-07-08 1 point Windows version
Rip Version have no Sound, and ISO doesnt Start and freezes Win10 64x
María 2017-02-25 8 points
This is that kind of game that bring me those unique childhood memories and even now grown up this game gives me a blast! 10 out of 10 I recommend it to everybody!
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- Year: 1994
- Publisher: Activision, Inc., Tec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.
- Developer: Activision, Inc.
SEGA 32X ROM
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