The Aquatic Games

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For the American soldier, see James Pond (Medal of Honor).
The Aquatic Games
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Mega Drive cover art for The Aquatic Games
Developer(s) Millennium Interactive
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Designer(s) Steve Bak
Platform(s) Amiga, Atari ST, Mega Drive/Genesis, Super Nintendo
Release date(s) 1992
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) multiplayer

The Aquatic Games (Super Aquatic Games on the Super Nintendo) is a sports video game by Millennium Software. It featured pseudo-Olympic sports starring the video game character James Pond, better known for his series of side-view platform games.

In-game screenshot (Amiga)

The game was an aquatic-themed parody of games like Konami's Track & Field. Aquatic Games was the last game starring James Pond 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.

Reception[edit]

GamePro gave the SNES version a generally positive review. They commented that the simplistic gameplay, cartoony graphics, and humorous sound effects make it a game that younger players would enjoy, while older players would find it unappealing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ProReviews". GamePro (51) (IDG). October 1993. p. 100.