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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 Creamy level
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis James can glide for a few seconds with the umbrella.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Mechanical mouse
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish SNES I wonder what happens when this bomb expl....

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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 (310)

Critic Reviews

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
Electronic Games Genesis Jan, 1994 84 out of 100 84 Genesis Nov 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Amiga Jul, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Play Time SNES Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Play Time Game Gear Jun, 1995 65 out of 100 65


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