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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (SNES)

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Title Screen

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Also known as: Pitfall: Mayan no Daibouken (JP)
Developer: Redline Games
Publishers: Activision (US/EU), Pony Canyon (JP)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: July 14, 1995
Released in US: November 1994
Released in EU: November 1994

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

Eh, a modern-fare platformer beats a brutal maze-crawler any day. And it even has the classic Pitfall hidden away in it...

Debug Mode

At the title screen, press X, Select, A, Select, Y, A, X, Select for a stage select. L and R change the stage.

Pitfall The Mayan Adventure SNES Coordinate Display.png
While in a stage, hold Select for a free-movement mode. A coordinate display will also be available. Also, pause the game, then press Select to return back to the title screen with a stage select.

Unused Option

Pitfall - The Mayan Adventure (U)-password.png

At the title screen, enter the "OPTIONS" menu. Change the RAM value at $7E:$027E to $06. Use B, X and Y to input a code. Press Start to accept the code. Because of wrong script condition test opcode, the only code that won't be accepted here is BXYXYYBX. All other inputs are accepted and enables the debug mode mentioned above. Obviously, condition test here is inverted and had to test if code is exactly BXYXYYBX. It seems that this was a planned option to enter a secret cheat code which was dropped at some point of development and replaced with button codes which uses the buttons Select, X, Y and A instead.

Build Date

A build date can be found at 0x1FFFE0.