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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 Sled enemy
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga CD32 Thanks for the info.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga CD32 A useful (?) hint.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis TNT box

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Play Time Genesis Oct, 1993 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83 Genesis Nov 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
High Score Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Game Gear May, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Play Time Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Mega Fun Game Gear May, 1995 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1994 46 out of 100 46


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