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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 Feed the fishes in the feeding time event
The Super Aquatic Games Genesis Feeding Time - get fish food from the containers on the left and right and tip them from your bucket to the 'feeshes'
The Super Aquatic Games Genesis Shell Shooting - flip the shells to hit the balloons
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Current standing

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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

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) SNES Sep, 1993 9 out of 12 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
Pelit Amiga Jun, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Score Genesis Apr, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1992 60 out of 100 60
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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