Christmas Retro Review: Super James Pond

4The original James Pond was an aquatic adventure that was released on the Amiga, Atari ST and Megadrive. As the titular James Pond you were required to swim around and solve puzzles in an attempt to defeat the evil Dr Maybe. The controls were a little awkward and the graphics were quite garish. The game was only moderately successful, so it was a surprise when the sequel was released, and it was even more of a surprise to found that it had been ported to more systems than its predecessor.

For the sequel, known as James Pond 2: Robocod, the underwater adventure had devolved into a straight forward platform game, and it’s better for it! This adventure involves James, now part machine, once again taking on Dr Maybe, who has kidnapped Santa Claus and taken over the toy factory.

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