James Bond: The Stealth Affair

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The Stealth Affair is a graphic adventure game with a point-and-click interface. The player controls the famous secret agent James Bond (John Glames in the European version), whose task is to travel to South America in order to locate and retrieve a newly designed F-19 stealth plane, which was stolen from the Naval Air Station in Miramar, California.

The game is controlled by the same pop-up command menu consisting of six verbs that was introduced in Delphine's debut Future Wars: Adventures in Time. However, it's been slightly improved and does now allow interaction with the inventory, like examining and combining items. The player can use many typical special agent's gadgets, beginning with a passport forgery kit and ending with explosive cigarettes. Apart from solving puzzles, the player has to make it through some arcade sequences: escape the labyrinth, dive with limited breath, and dodge the evil guy's minions.


James Bond: The Stealth Affair DOS One scene, three versions: The original EGA...
James Bond: The Stealth Affair DOS Climbing a ladder inside of a tunnel.
James Bond: The Stealth Affair DOS You never know what you might find down here...
James Bond: The Stealth Affair DOS Sneaking around the palace at night.

Alternate Titles

  • "Operation Stealth: Secret Defense" -- French title
  • "Operation Stealth" -- European Title

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ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1990 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1990 910 out of 1000 91
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1991 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Sep, 1990 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Computing Amiga Nov, 1990 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 80 out of 100 80


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There's a reference to Delphine's earlier game Future Wars in Operation Stealth. At the beginning of the game in the airport you have to get a newspaper from a newspaper machine similar to the way you had to get one from a newspaper machine in the future subway in Future Wars. The game displays a message when you do this and says "Don't even think about being in another century."

Special edition

Delphine published a special 1990 Christmas box of Operation Stealth. Apart from the normal contents, it included an audio CD with the original music from the game.

Version differences

There are three different versions of this game: It was originally released in Europe as an EGA version under the name of Operation Stealth. A few months later, Delphine released a VGA-only follow-up. For the US market, Interplay got its hands on the official James Bond license and decided to spice up the game with the famous agent's name. Thus, the game (VGA version) was released as James Bond: The Stealth Affair. Apart from a few name changes (Glames to Bond, obviously, but also the chief of the research department becomes Q) there were no differences.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #3 Best Adventure Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #46 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #1 Best Adventure Game in 1990
    • January 1993 (issue #42) – #13 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Information also contributed by Ricky Derocher

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