James Pond: Underwater Agent

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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 Atari ST Level 2 - Died.
James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis Find keys and free lobster hostages
James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis Searching for some items
James Pond: Underwater Agent Genesis Title screen

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Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Raze Amiga Dec, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Mean Machines Genesis May, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Acorn 32-bit Feb, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 66 out of 100 66
1UP! Genesis Jan 29, 2012 65 out of 100 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1991 760 out of 1000 24


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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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