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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 Amiga CD32 A pinguin bonus level.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis A "shooting star"
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga CD32 Main menu.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga CD32 These guys are pretty tough.

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 Genesis Nov 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
High Score Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 Aug, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Mega Fun SNES May, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Play Time SNES Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1994 46 out of 100 46
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1995 4 out of 6 40


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