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Atari ST User
If you've got Robocod (the sequel to James Pond) and haven't got James Pond then I order you to go out and buy this immediately without delay. A great game.
How on earth can I be expected to think up fish jokes month in month out? It's giving me a right haddock trying, it really is.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Grafisch, spielerisch und technisch ist die ST-Fassung von JAMES POND der des Amigas ebenbürtig. Was soll man eigentlich noch mehr sagen? Das ist schon alles zu diesem Supergame...
[Budget re-release] JP doesn't pretend to be more than a fun arcade platformy affair and it's great if you treat it as such. There are loads of bonuses and lives to be picked up, sub-games (if you can ﬁnd them) and mucho silliness. Thank cod for James Pond.
It's a shame the scrolling couldn't have been smoother, but apart from that the visuals are bursting with kaleidoscopic colour, the sound effects are a masterpiece and the action is going to keep you rooted to your chair. In short, you can't afford to miss it.
The One for ST Games
Cute is the first word that springs to mind when it comes to describing James Pond: Underwater Agent, playable is definitely the second - however if there is one problem, it might just be that the 12 levels aren't enough.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Unfortunately this version, although as good as you could hope for from the ST, suffers in comparison to the Amiga, the action is slightly slower, the scrolling is one level and rot as smooth and the music a little grating. The gameplay is identical, and shares the Amiga long term problems.