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The Super Aquatic Games was conceived partly as an Olympics tie-in, and partly as a stop-gap for James Pond fans (the third platform title in the series (Operation Starfish) was in the process of being heavily delayed, eventually being released in 1994). This game saw Pond and friends competing in the underwater Olympics.

The events take the form of various mini-games, usually in the same vein as Hyper Sports, but with an aquatic theme and the humour seen in the James Pond series (e.g. The 100 Metre Splash). More unusual mini-games include Kipper Watching, which involves 'heading' incoming beach balls away from a troop of sleeping seals, and Gymnastics. Events can be played with up to 4 players.

Screenshots

The Super Aquatic Games SNES Keep the balls in the air in the kipper watching event
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Results from the 100 meter splash
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Feeding time results
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Riding a unicycle in the tour de grass

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Aquatic Games starring James Pond and the Aquabats" -- MegaDrive title
  • "James Pond's Crazy Sports" -- US SNES title

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Amiga Oct, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) SNES Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1992 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1993 21 out of 40 52
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 19, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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Sponsorship

The game was sponsored by McVitie's Penguin biscuits in the UK.
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