James Bond Jr.

a game by THQ, and Gray Matter

Platforms: NESNESSNESSNES

Genres: Action, Adventure/RPG

See also: James Bond Games, 007: Agent Games

TOP SECRET! (For Your Eyes Only): Sources report that T.HQ has created a new SNES game based on the cartoon adventures of a world famous super spy's teenage nephew, James Bond Jr. This multi-level action game is believed to be a combination of several game styles. It's reportedly packed with nonstop action and adventure. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go undercover and acquire more detailed information about the specifics of this game!

Secret Teen Agent

The agents of SCUM, a nefarious criminal organization, have stolen priceless items that contain secrets to vast riches and power. With his arsenal of secret weapons and vehicles to help him, it's up to James Bond Jr. to track these villains throughout the world and put an end to their sinister plans.

The seven tough levels of this single player game feature multi-directional run, jump, and punch adventuring, which alternates with challenging, side-scrolling, shooter action. As James, you must explore the treacherous ruins of an ancient temple, trudge through a murky maze of underground labyrinths, and dash through the frozen SCUM HQ for the final showdown against the devious SCUM Lord! Each shooter level features James in one of his ultra cool, heavily armored, assault vehicles, such as the Minicopter, the High- powered Speedboat, and the Minijet.

Shaken, not Stirred

JB Jr. will make you cry U.N.C.L.E.! Each level is full of SCUM traps and goons out to revoke your secret agent's license. At least, the controls are great. They're easy to learn and extremely responsive.

On the adventure levels, watch out for SCUM agents, cannibals, pop-up spikes, toxic waste pools, and laser defense traps. When the game turns into a shooter, navigate around mines, attack choppers, SAM launchers, attack jets, and even suicidal gondola drivers!

ProTips

  • Keep your Minicopter close to the top center of your screen. To take out enemies before they appear on-screen, continuously lob bombs in front of you.
  • Don't let enemy choppers pass by or they'll launch a sneak attack from behind.
  • Drop as many bombs as possible on the Boss helicopter before it takes off.

Just like his namesake, James has an arsenal of high-tech, secret agent weapons and gadgets to help him. Adventure levels are full of power-ups and bonus items, such as Superjump Sneakers, Snake Charming Electro-Flutes, Freeze Bombs, Rocket Shoes, and Laser Rings. Power-ups for vehicles include Shields, Nitro Boosts, and enhanced weaponry.

  • To jump higher, keep pressing down on the Jump button.
  • Escape traps by continuously wiggling the directional controls back and forth.

For Your Eyes and Ears Only

James Bond Jr. features bright, colorful graphics with large, crisply-animated, character sprites. You'll get noticeable slowdown on shooter levels whenever there's a mob of sprites on-screen. However, the crowded adventure levels are smooth. A sharp, hip soundtrack befits the espionage story line, and digitized sound effects, such as explosions and grunts of pain, add some pop.

Licensed to Thrill

This game's fun, but it's practically a suicide mission, especially the long, obstacle-filled, intense, shooter levels. Fortunately, continues are unlimited and you get passwords.

A well-rounded game with a variety of gaming challenges, James Bond Jr.'s as classy as his famous uncle. I spy an SNES hit!

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James Bond Jr. is a fictional character described as the nephew of Ian Fleming's masterspy James Bond. The gameplay is a side scroller similar to Contra. Based off a cartoon series by the same name, you control James Bond's teenage nephew, James Bond Jr, which must find many disappeared scientists and save the world. Agents have seen missile sites on an island and they believe that Scumlord is responsible. All in a day's work...

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