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James Pond: Underwater Agent (Amiga)

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MobyRank
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3.8
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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90
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
From the super-cute sprites through to the brilliant scenery (check out Pond's underwater home!), everything is a graphical feast to behold. The playability's fab as well, with plenty of different missions to keep you going (with groan-worthy titles as well - A View to a Spill is my fave!), and even stacks of hidden bonuses and rooms to find. This is a brilliant arcade adventure with a loads of laffs guaranteed. Go on dive in.
88
Raze
It's essentially a platform game, but very well mapped to make pixel perfect control of the free-floating fish a necessity. This should go down in the annals as a classic because of its playability, but also because of the incredible array of characters. This fish could become a cult.
86
The One
Secret rooms and variations on the basic theme (like leading beleaguered fish and seals to safety) add to the appeal. And four different ditties or suitably silly sound effects help jolly along the proceedings. The difficulty level is just about right to start with but some of the later missions require some pretty impressive joystick juggling and will probably need several attempts to complete. James Pond won't hold your attention once all 12 missions are successfully completed, but for a few weeks at least you should be hooked.
83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Milennium hat mit James Pond einen typischen „Weihnachts-Titel“ erschaffen, der Spaß bereiten soll. Das weiche Scrolling, die gute Spielbarkeit und die netten Grafiken machen es zu einem sympathischen Game!
78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Pros: Presentation is classy. Sound and graphics are top-notch. Excellent playability. Send commendations to the lab boys, Q.

Cons: Each level looks and plays pretty much like the last, therefore there's little urge to see what features and graphics appear later on.

Final Analysis: Initially lots of fun, but the repetitive nature of the game is ultimately its downfall.
78
Amiga Joker
Suchen, Sammeln und Knobeln — all das ist nicht neu, aber hier wird es mal äußerst witzig präsentiert. Dazu versüßen flüssige Animationen, hinreißend gemalte Sprites, butterweiches Scrolling und nicht zuletzt eine ausgezeichnete Spielbarkeit das Agentenleben. Gut getaucht, James!
(page 82)
77
Power Play
James Pond ist der pure Agentenspaß. Die Unterwasserwelten scrollen schön weich in alle Richtungen, und wenn Pond nicht gerade betrunken ist, läßt er sich problemlos mit dem Joystick steuern. Was Millenium an witzigen Einfällen, grafischen Überraschungen und stimmungsvoller Agentenmusik in diesem Spiel versteckt hat, ist sehens- und hörenswert. Jede der zwölf Missionen verlangt eine etwas andere Taktik von unserem Flossenträger und fordert, mit steigendem Schwierigkeitsgrad, unsere Joystick-Fähigkeiten bis aufs letzte. Wer sich mit James in die Fluten stürzt, wird nicht so schnell wieder auftauchen. Ihr solltet Euch Pond unbedingt mal ansehen.
50
Amiga Power
Loads of initial cute appeal, but really a pretty run-of-the-mill arcade runabout.