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James Pond: Underwater Agent (Genesis)

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Description

"James Pond" is (obviously) a parody on the famous agent 007 stories. You control Pond, a fish-like creature, who has to complete several missions, while making his way through levels full of dangers and hostile creatures. It is not a typical "jump and run" game: instead of breezing through large levels, Pond has to complete unique missions for each game area: free hostages, detonate a structure, find keys, etc. It is possible to exit a level only after having completed the objective. Many missions are timed.

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James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis An area infected by radiation: free the innocent fishies
James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis Find keys and free lobster hostages
James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis Title screen
James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis Mission explanation

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The Press Says

Raze Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines May, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Joystick (French) Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play May, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com May 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Jun, 1991 66 out of 100 66
1UP! Jan 29, 2012 65 out of 100 65

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Bugs

The retail release for the Atari ST by Millenium cannot be finished without using a cheat, as no oil leaks appear in level 8. This is fixed in the budget re-release by GBH 2 years later.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #83 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

אולג 小奥 (171558) added James Pond: Underwater Agent (Genesis) on Apr 11, 2003
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20702), Kabushi (126376) and Martin Smith (63136)