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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 Amiga Mission 2 - A treasure chest
James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis Mission explanation
James Pond: Underwater Agent Amiga Mission 1 - Starting off.
James Pond: Underwater Agent Amiga Mission 1 - Completed the mission!

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1990 89 out of 100 89
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Raze Amiga Dec, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Games-X Genesis May, 1991 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis May, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1991 760 out of 1000 76
Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75 Genesis May 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70


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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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