James Pond: Underwater Agent

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Atari ST
Acorn 32-bit
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"James Pond" is (obviously) a parody on the famous agent 007 stories. You control Pond, a fish-like creature, who has to complete several missions, while making his way through levels full of dangers and hostile creatures. It is not a typical "jump and run" game: instead of breezing through large levels, Pond has to complete unique missions for each game area: free hostages, detonate a structure, find keys, etc. It is possible to exit a level only after having completed the objective. Many missions are timed.


James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis Searching for some items
James Pond: Underwater Agent Amiga Title-1
James Pond: Underwater Agent Atari ST Level 1 completed!
James Pond: Underwater Agent Amiga Title-2

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Raze Genesis Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1991 780 out of 1000 78
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 77 out of 100 77
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Genesis May, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com Genesis May 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70
1UP! Genesis Jan 29, 2012 65 out of 100 65
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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The retail release for the Atari ST by Millenium cannot be finished without using a cheat, as no oil leaks appear in level 8. This is fixed in the budget re-release by GBH 2 years later.


  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #83 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

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