Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Fun, challenging and addictive.
  2. It’s hard enough to see on the Advance as it is – some of the darker areas in Pitfall make the game unplayable.
  3. 70
    Challenging both in terms of difficulty and convention (you do more than just run to the right), Pitfall looks gorgeous on the small screen, especially its fluid character animation, while the controls respond well and the sounds are sharp.
  4. It looks good, offers action-packed gameplay and is beautifully animated.
  5. It's hard to tell what's part of the gameplay and what's merely artwork, a fact not made any easier by the GBA's notorious lighting difficulties.
  6. 53
    Wasn't great in 1995, and it's even less impressive in 2002.
  7. 50
    The Game Boy Advance version, for shame, does not have the classic Pitfall.
  8. The control is sloppy and the graphics and level design confusing. The lack of the original Pitfall is the final nail in the coffin.
  9. The other serious problem with Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a holdover from the original: its horrible boss fights.
  10. It seems that the Pitfall series has lost its luster over time, and this port just solidifies that fact.

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