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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 TNT box
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga CD32 Running around upside down.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga Found some springs!
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga CD32 These guys are pretty tough.

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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 (280)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Aug, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Dream Amiga Jun, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Game Gear May, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun Genesis Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Play Time SNES Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Video Games SNES May, 1995 59 out of 100 59
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1994 46 out of 100 46
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1995 4 out of 6 40


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