2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

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2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 22nd, 2017, 5:20 pm

I updated this review, upping the grade from D to C-.
Considering the system, this is respectable. Thoughts?

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby Stalvern » September 22nd, 2017, 6:55 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:I updated this review, upping the grade from D to C-.
Considering the system, this is respectable.

I thought that C was calibrated to the average quality of each system's library. So a grade of C on the Jaguar is actually less respectable than a C on, say, the SNES. Or did you mean that the game is respectable for the Jaguar, so it gets a C- based on that? Sorry for being such a dork about this.

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 22nd, 2017, 8:05 pm

Yeah being on the Jaguar made it easier for me to move it from a D+ to a C-.
Still, I do prefer this version to any of the others.

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby ThePixelatedGenocide » September 22nd, 2017, 11:14 pm

Other than the save feature, what makes this version least worst?

Is it just the graphics?

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby goldenband » September 23rd, 2017, 12:10 pm

Glad to see the wave of Pitfall reviews (and re-reviews) begin! I hope you'll be able to review the Sega CD version -- that one gets the best reviews from the Pitfall:TMA aficionados I know.

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 23rd, 2017, 12:36 pm

ThePixelatedGenocide wrote:Other than the save feature, what makes this version least worst?

Is it just the graphics?


The controls felt good (when you reconfigured the buttons), and I think the graphics and audio were slightly better than the others.

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby Alucard1191 » September 23rd, 2017, 6:39 pm

It's nice to see certain reviews agree with my own experience.

I played the SNES and Genesis version a lot when these were new, and my best friend and I had far more fun playing the original atari version in the hidden level than the actual game. The graphics were outstanding for the time too, we really wanted to like it.

But alas, this was one of my first experiences with 'good graphics do not equal good gameplay.'

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby CaptainCruch » September 24th, 2017, 5:36 am

Why do you feel this is a 'summer game'?

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 24th, 2017, 4:49 pm

It takes place completely in a sweltering jungle. Lots of water too.

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Re: 2017/9/22: Jaguar: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Postby GameOfThrones » September 25th, 2017, 1:48 pm

I had this on the Jag and the ps1 but cannot remember if it Liked it. Pitfall 2 however, loved it. Though I did play it a couple of months back.


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