James Pond In The Deathly Shallow

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Hadrian, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    You know something? I fucking love James Pond.

    James Pond: Underwater Agent on the Amiga...classic.
    James Pond 2: Codename Robocod...classic (the GBA, DS, PSX and PS2 versions are fucking shit seeing they have different levels) and on the surface a Mario clone did so much more and introduced a lot of platforming elements that remain today.
    James Pond 3: Operation Starfish..originally Splash Gordon...well not classic but pretty damn good anyway.
    Aquatic Games...well ok maybe not very good.

    Still I'll have a lot of space in my heart for the original Amiga versions of the first two games..anyway after the shitness of the crappy GBA/NDS version that had shitty level design and themes that didn't fit comes a all new James Pond game...yay...I think?

    James Pond in the Deathly Shallows...that is a bad title

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It has nothing to do with Harry Potter...no elements whatsoever. Apparently its really awful and nothing like any of the original games. Gameware developed it, I hate them and I intend to kill them. Also I swear to god Apple devices are killing gaming for them to just allow cheap shit like this to use existing game franchises and just release sub-homebrew worthy titles for shittly cheap prices. It kills the worth of games.

  2. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniacâ„¢

    Aug 31, 2007
    United States
    Rozen Queen Co, Chicago Branch
    Ugh. Why would they continue to murder the series? [​IMG]
  3. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    There are also quality remakes like Doodlebug and Speedball 2 Evolution (which even has Amiga loading sound when it starts [​IMG]).

    It's not Apple's fault if there are evil developers out there which are in for a quick cash using our childhood memories, sadly [​IMG]
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Seems like a pretty shallow game.

  5. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    There was a finished version of the Amiga 1200 version of the James Pond 2: Robocod for GBA it featured Aquatic Games as a multiplayer mode. It was THAT version plus all the extra levels that were made. It was reviewed by GBX Magazine over here and was completed and they regarded it as the best version of Robocod and one of the greatest platformers on the GBA.

    The company who developed it went bankrupted a month before they could put it into production and then they lost the rights to the shitmongers who did the GBA/NDS versions. They did not have the rights to the levels just to the sprites, two tunes and sound effects which s why they had to do a different game.

    I hope one day the original GBA version of the rom appears.
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    that looks fucking terrible it looks nothing like the original games more like a bad flash game made in about 1 day!
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