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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.

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The Super Aquatic Games SNES Bouncy castle event
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Options
The Super Aquatic Games Genesis Event 3: Hop, Skip and Jump - triple jump
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Jump over obstacles in the leap frog event

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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
Megablast SNES Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Genesis Oct, 1992 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Sep, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Pelit Amiga Jun, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Score Genesis Apr, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 3 out of 6 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1993 21 out of 40 52

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Sponsorship

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