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Genesis Knockout HSC Round 3 - Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure


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This season, the Genesis HSC is going to participate in the AA-wide knockout competition. See the rules here:

 

http://www.atariage....t-announcement/

 

If you get knocked out, you can still compete in the Genesis HSC, but your score will not count towards the knockout tournament. So I'll be posting 2 sets of results for each round.

 

The second round game, as picked by me, is going to be Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure.

 

If you don't have a copy of this game, it is available on the Wii Virtual Console.

 

Title: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Developer: Activision/Redline

Publisher: Activision

Released: 1994 (US)

 

Rules:

 

This round will end on Sunday, February 19th.

 

http://youtu.be/yRee1MvZwMc

 

Scores so far:

 

1. Jifremok 230,390 +9

2. Jibbajaba 91,564 +6

3. swlovinist 56,900 +3

4. jblenkle 29,995 +1

5. roadrunner 12,310 +1

6. zylon 750 +1

 

Current standings:

 

1. Jifremok 27

2(t). Jibbajaba 8

2(t). zylon 8

4. swlovinist 7

5. Austin 6

6(t). Sonic R 3

6(t). Roadrunner 3

8. jblenkle 2

 

Players still alive in the knockout:

 

Jifremok

swlovinist

Jibbajaba

zylon

Austin

Sonic R

roadrunner

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It would be worth the trouble. Great game. If you don't like the controls, you can change the button mappings in the options screen. Chris
It's funny how polarizing the opinions are on this game. I'm in the "It's great!" crowd, but I run into a lot of people that can't stand it one bit.
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It would be worth the trouble. Great game. If you don't like the controls, you can change the button mappings in the options screen. Chris
It's funny how polarizing the opinions are on this game. I'm in the "It's great!" crowd, but I run into a lot of people that can't stand it one bit.

 

My initial reaction to it was pretty negatve, but I had to keep playing it because I was reviewing it for my website, and the more I played it, the more I liked it. Now I like it a lot. That's why I picked it for this round. So for anyone that doesn't like it, I can only say that you should keep playing. The controls and physics take some getting used to, but once you do, I find the experience to be quite rewarding.

 

Chris

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My initial reaction to it was pretty negatve, but I had to keep playing it because I was reviewing it for my website, and the more I played it, the more I liked it. Now I like it a lot. That's why I picked it for this round. So for anyone that doesn't like it, I can only say that you should keep playing. The controls and physics take some getting used to, but once you do, I find the experience to be quite rewarding. Chris

 

Also, something to throw out there, anyone that has the ability to anyway, check out the Sega CD version. The new soundtrack added makes a pretty big difference in my opinion. It's very well done. :)

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My initial reaction to it was pretty negatve, but I had to keep playing it because I was reviewing it for my website, and the more I played it, the more I liked it. Now I like it a lot. That's why I picked it for this round. So for anyone that doesn't like it, I can only say that you should keep playing. The controls and physics take some getting used to, but once you do, I find the experience to be quite rewarding. Chris

 

Also, something to throw out there, anyone that has the ability to anyway, check out the Sega CD version. The new soundtrack added makes a pretty big difference in my opinion. It's very well done. :)

 

That's actually the version that I reviewed. Found it in a thrift store CIB for $3. Not bad.

 

Chris

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That's actually the version that I reviewed. Found it in a thrift store CIB for $3. Not bad. Chris

 

Yeah, surprisingly it's one of the cheapest Sega CD games you can find, despite its quality. I think you can get CIB copies on eBay for about five bucks after shipping, heh. Crazy.

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I always loved this game - I owned the Sega CD version first, then after I foolishly got rid of my Sega stuff , I rebought it for Genesis. I never see it in the wild for Sega CD.

 

The only difference from what I remember is the CD version has a really deep surround mix and better audio all around, plus some brief load times before bosses.

 

Not sure if I'll find time to hook up the Genny and compete in this HSC or not.

 

It controls best with a Genesis 6-button pad since the top 3 buttons are mapped to each of the 3 weapons - stones, boomerangs, and explodey thing.

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My first and probably only attempt: 230,390

 

I remember playing this one weekend during my childhood. I was stuck on this one level since the guy just stood there and wouldn't do anything. This didn't happen during my playthrough on Gens though, guess it was just a glitch in the cart back then.

 

Extra lives were much more abundant than I remembered them, and I was surprised to get as far as I did on one credit. I managed to get farther than where I glitched out so many years ago...only to die on that level.

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Jump up them quickly before they they a chance to break. That part got me for awhile before I figured out what to do.

 

 

12,310

 

 

I got stuck at the part where the branches break off.

I got up there 2 times, i gave up on my last life.

 

 

I kept pressing the jump button, but my controller isn't great for playing this game.

Looking forward to the next round.

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