James Pond 3: Operation Starfish

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Amiga CD32
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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 James can glide for a few seconds with the umbrella.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Descending a wall.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Frog putting some dentures.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Jumping on trees and discovering secret items

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga CD32 Aug, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Dream Amiga Jun, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun Genesis Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Sega-16.com Genesis Nov 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Games Amiga Jul, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Video Games SNES May, 1995 59 out of 100 59
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1995 4 out of 6 40


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