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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.


The Super Aquatic Games SNES The current event screen
The Super Aquatic Games Genesis Event 2: Kipper Watching - you're the blue seal who must prevent the beach balls from hitting the baby seals by jumping and nosing them out of the way
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Riding a unicycle in the tour de grass
The Super Aquatic Games Genesis The Bouncy Castle - trampolining, with points to be earned by hitting the shells

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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

GamePro (US) SNES Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Genesis Oct, 1992 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Score Genesis Apr, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1992 61 out of 100 61
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 3 out of 6 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1993 5.3 out of 10 53


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