The Aquatic Games
|The Aquatic Games|
Mega Drive cover art for The Aquatic Games
The game was an aquatic-themed parody of games like Konami's Track & Field. Due to the nature of its gameplay, Aquatic Games is something of an anomaly in the James Pond franchise, with all the other games in the series being side-viewed platform games. This possibly represented an attempt to spin the character off into other genres the way Nintendo had done with its mascot Mario.
Aquatic Games is also notable in that it was the last game in the series to be released for the Amiga A500. Though the next game (James Pond 3: Operation Starfish) also appeared on the Amiga, it was only compatible with the newer range of 32-bit Amigas (such as the A1200) which used the AGA chipset.
The game contains classical music pieces Ode to Joy (from Beethoven's 9th) in the title screen and Schubert's fish song "Die Forelle" during certain events. The rest of the music is composed by Richard Joseph.
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