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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 Options
The Super Aquatic Games SNES Starting the 100 meter splash
The Super Aquatic Games Genesis The Bouncy Castle - trampolining, with points to be earned by hitting the shells
The Super Aquatic Games Genesis Event 1: 100m Splash (start) - hit a/b to run

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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 Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Megablast SNES Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Sep, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Genesis Oct, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1992 71 out of 100 71
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 3 out of 6 60

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Sponsorship

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