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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 SNES Hello, I'm James Pond
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish SNES Title Menu
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish SNES Hey look it's cheese
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish SNES Can't box against me

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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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Mega Fun May, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Play Time Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Video Games May, 1995 59 out of 100 59
Total! (Germany) Jun, 1995 4 out of 6 40


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Tim Closs (86) added James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (SNES) on Jan 08, 2006
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (21068), Riemann80 (18953), Kabushi (211229) and Unicorn Lynx (181725)