The Super Aquatic Games

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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 Main menu (European version)
The Super Aquatic Games Genesis Event 1: 100m Splash (finish line)
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Starting the 100 meter splash
The Super Aquatic Games SNES All of the events in the game

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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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
Pelit Amiga Jun, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 3 out of 6 60
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1993 5.3 out of 10 53
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Aug, 1993 49 out of 100 49
The Video Game Critic Genesis Dec 22, 2003 F 0


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