Based on the
classic SNES game, the Game Boy Advance version of Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a
perfect-plus port. You play Pitfall Harry, Jr. as he traverses dangerous jungles, swamps,
and caves of South America. This is the basic sidescroller you would expect, but with all
the bells and whistles of the Super Nintendo version, plus some.
battles alligators, warriors, jaguar, and more as he tries to find Mayan gold. Its
always good to see a politically correct game on the market. Still, what makes this game
exciting isnt the genre or story, but the technical quality. Pitfall looks gorgeous
on the GBA. The game is full of visual details, from Harrys clothes rippling in the
wind, to the excellent level and enemy designs. The game sports ten game worlds, each with
multiple levels, so it should be quite a bit longer than were used to for Game Boy
side-scrollers. Movement and control are very quick and natural, and the game runs at a
really the most impressive thing about Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure for GBA the
quality. The port is perfect, and little touches have even been added to make the game
that much more visually compelling. The animation of Pitfall Harry, Jr., as well as the
backgrounds and enemies, is excellent, and feels very contemporary in an odd way. At any
rate, well be playing the hell out of it come GBA launch.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure will be available for the launch of the GBA, on June 11.