Published on June 16th, 2019 | by Fifties0
Vintage Video Games #39 – Super James Pond
I did love a good old platformer back in the day this was one of the best. Published by Electronic Arts in 1990, this fishy game was released on many consoles in including SNES, Megadrive, Gamebox and Amiga. James was a popular chap!
A nefarious supervillain named “Doctor Maybe” (a play on Dr. No) has overtaken the ruthless megacorporation Acme Oil Company, and is not only filling the oceans with radiation and toxic waste but even threatening all the world from his underwater lair. The protagonist of the story and player character of the game is an intelligent, mutated anthropomorphic mudskipper who is given the name “James Pond” (named after James Bond of course) and has been hired by the British Secret Service to protect the seas and take out the bad guys. He is also a suave enough dude to seduce attractive mermaids, some of whom act as double agents as is common with James Bond’s love interests.
The humor! The game spoofs James Bond movies in many places with levels mimicking their titles “License to Bubble” (after License to Kill), “A View to a Spill” (after A View to a Kill), “Leak and Let Die” (after Live and Let Die) to name a few! Also, the artwork on the packaging may not be up to much, but the in game visuals are a treat for the eyeballs!
How to play:
Download your ROM: HERE
Download your Emulator: HERE