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Unlike the first game of the series, that was a mission-based game, and the second one, where your character had unique abilities such as observing the whole level and growing to unlimited height, James Pond 3 is a standard jump and run platform game. Pond can run very quickly (by holding down the A button) through large levels, which often contain steep mountain sides and other tricky areas. Once again, he has to oppose the evil scientist Maybe and his minions.


James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Game Gear This wall has to be blown up.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Game Gear Risin' high
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Game Gear Map screen for level selection
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Game Gear Title and main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "Splash Gordon" -- Working title
  • "Operation Starfi5h" -- Game Gear and SNES title
  • "James Pond 3: Operation Starfi5h" -- Box spelling

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Mean Machines May, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Video Games May, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun May, 1995 67 out of 100 67
Play Time Jun, 1995 65 out of 100 65


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Riemann80 (18927) added James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (Game Gear) on Apr 11, 2012
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