James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (Genesis)

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Unlike the first game of the series, that was a mission-based game, and the second one, where your character had unique abilities such as observing the whole level and growing to unlimited height, James Pond 3 is a standard jump and run platform game. Pond can run very quickly (by holding down the A button) through large levels, which often contain steep mountain sides and other tricky areas. Once again, he has to oppose the evil scientist Maybe and his minions.


James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis World map
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Pushing a mine cart.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Collecting several bonus.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Mechanical mouse

Alternate Titles

  • "Splash Gordon" -- Working title
  • "Operation Starfi5h" -- Game Gear title
  • "James Pond 3: Operation Starfi5h" -- Box spelling

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You're a fish on a mission to stop cheesefarming in space. And its fun! re_fold (281) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Sega-16.com Nov 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Feb, 1994 64 out of 100 64


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