The Aquatic Games Starring James Pond and The Aquabats

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

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
716901
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E077SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[3][2] E077SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
042730

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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 and The Offishal Aquabatic Games.

The game is sponsored by Penguin biscuits.

Production credits

  • 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
Source:
US manual

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #10: "Octobre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #6: "Octubre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #7: "Noviembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #14: "Noviembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
80
[5]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
68
[6]
Console Mania (IT)
80
[7]
Consoles + (FR)
65
[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
53
[9]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
61
[10]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
83
[11]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
92
[12]
Joypad (FR) PAL
84
[13]
Joystick (FR) PAL
81
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
78
[15]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
78
[16]
Mega (UK) PAL
75
[17]
Mega Action (UK)
90
[18]
Mega Force (FR)
80
[19]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
59
[20]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
77
[21]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
50
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
61
[23]
Player One (FR)
75
[24]
Play Time (DE)
71
[25]
Score (CZ)
65
[26]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
81
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[29]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
79
[30]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-U
77
[31]
Supersonic (FR)
78
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
56
[33]
Zero (UK)
86
[34]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
30 reviews

The Aquatic Games Starring James Pond and The Aquabats

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Insert (front)
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Insert (back)
Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart

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

  1. Sega Visions, "August/September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 64
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MegaTech, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-20), page 19
  3. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 53
  4. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 46
  5. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 20
  6. Aktueller Software Markt, "Dezember 1992" (DE; 1992-11-13), page 154
  7. Console Mania, "Novembre 1992" (IT; 1992-xx-xx), page 82
  8. Consoles +, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 92
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 30
  10. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 21
  11. Game Zone, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-24), page 44
  12. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 84
  13. Joypad, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 58
  14. Joystick, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 142
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 47
  16. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
  17. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 52
  18. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 64
  19. Mega Force, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 40
  20. MegaTech, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-20), page 46
  21. Micromanía (segunda época), "Enero 1993" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 64
  22. Magazina Igrushek, "1/1996" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 65
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 76
  24. Player One, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-11-10), page 96
  25. Play Time, "12/92" (DE; 1992-11-04), page 88
  26. Score, "Duben 1994" (CZ; 1994-04-01), page 44
  27. Sega Power, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-03), page 24
  28. Sega Pro, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 32
  29. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  30. Sega Force, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-05), page 84
  31. Supergame, "Dezembro 1992" (BR; 1992-12-xx), page 18
  32. Supersonic, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 12
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 14
  34. Zero, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 58


James Pond games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
James Pond: Underwater Agent (1991) | James Pond II: Codename RoboCod (1991) | The Aquatic Games Starring James Pond and The Aquabats (1992) | James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (1993)
Sega Master System
James Pond II: Codename RoboCod (1993)
Sega Game Gear
James Pond II: Codename RoboCod (1993) | James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (1995)