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The Aquatic Games Starring James Pond and The Aquabats
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 716901
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[2] E077SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E077SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E077SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E077SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 042730



The Aquatic Games Starring James Pond and The Aquabats is a spin-off of Millennium Interactive's James Pond franchise. It was released, among other systems, for the Sega Mega Drive in 1992. During development it was known as Aquabatics.

The game is sponsored by Penguin biscuits.

Production credits

Source: US manual
  • Original Game Design and Coding: Steve Bak
  • Graphics: Sean Nichols
  • Additional Graphics: Leavon Archer
  • Original Music and Sound Effects: Richard Joseph
  • Producer: Kevin Shrapnell
  • Assistant Producer: Rupert Easterbrook
  • Product Management: Andrew Corcoran, Neil Thewarapperuma, Lesley Mansford
  • Package Illustration: David Rowe
  • Package Design: Corey Higgins
  • Documentation: David Luoto, Colin Dodson
  • Documentation Layout: Jennie Maruyama
  • Quality Assurance: Glenn Chin

Magazine articles

Main article: The Aquatic Games Starring James Pond and The Aquabats/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #13: "Octubre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[4]
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №13, p82-83[5]
65 №14, p92-93[6]
61 №1, p21Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[7]
83 №12, p44-45
92 №14, p84-88[8]
84 №12, p58-59[9]
81 №31, p142
78 №3, p47[10]
75 №1, p52-53[11]
90 №1, p64
80 №7, p40[12]
59 №10, p46-49[13]
61 №1, p76-79[3]
75 №25, p96-97[14]
81 №35, p24-25
92 №11, p32-34
82 №18, p64
79 №12, p84-85[15]
78 №3, p12
86 №36, p58-59[16]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
20 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Aquatic Games MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
TAGSJPaTA MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
TAGSJPatA MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
AquaticGames MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 400f4ba7
MD5 0eec7f8771ca70ad5ace3d46cb4be9d4
SHA-1 3bbd0853099f655cd33b52d32811f8ccb64b0418
512kB 1992-07 Cartridge (US/EU)

References