James Pond 3: Operation Starfish

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Each game uses different controls, most Amiga games use both mouse and keyboard.

James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Description

James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (also spelled Operation Starfi5h, after the fictional secret service F.I.5.H) is a 1993 video game for the Amiga and Amiga CD32 platforms. The game was also released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, the Super Nintendo and the Sega Game Gear. Operation Starfish is the third and last game in the James Pond series. It is also the only one that was only released for AGA Amigas: the Amiga 1200, the Amiga 4000 and CD32.

The game's working title was James Pond 3: Splash Gordon, a pun on Flash Gordon. Although it enjoyed good sales, it was not as well received as other games in the series.

Like the other James Pond games, Operation Starfish is a comical cartoonish platform game starring an orange fish called James Pond, although this game draws more from science fiction films then from spy films as the previous games in the series. The game's plot involves Pond's archenemy, Dr. Maybe, constructing a stronghold on the Moon so that he can mine it for cheese, so Pond and his sidekick Finnius the Frog travel to the Moon to penetrate his stronghold and foil his evil plans of taking over the dairy industry.

The gameplay in Operation Starfish is similar to the SNES game Super Mario World. The map of the Moon consists of many levels connected with pathways. Based on the humorous legend that the Moon is made of cheese, all levels are named after different dairy products, such as "The Garden of Edam", after the Garden of Eden. A unique twist to the standard "Super Mario"-style gameplay is that Pond's magno-boots allow him to walk on the Moon's cheesy surface in any orientation, even upside down. Operation Starfish was one of the largest games to be made for the Sega Mega Drive. The goal of each level is to find one of its communication beacons and break it. Some beacons require activating first by finding special cups.

James Pond 3: Operation Starfish - additional information

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"Splash Gordon" -- Working title
"James Pond 3: Operation Starfi5h" -- Box spelling
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James Pond 3: Operation Starfish - Cover Art Sega Genesis