James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (sometimes stylized as "James Pond 3: Operation Starfi5h") is the third game in the James Pond series of platformers featuring the piscine super agent. Dr. Maybe has escaped and hatches a new plot involving devaluing the world's cheese industry by stealing the moon's cheese. James Pond has lost the telescopic powers of his robot body from James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod, but now has access to a number of different power-ups as well as the superior jumping skills of his companion Finnius Frog. The game is modeled on Super Mario World, with secret branching paths that can be found in certain stages.
The game was released on the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Game Gear and the Commodore Amiga. It would be the last James Pond game to be developed until 2011 with the iOS game James Pond in the Deathly Shallows.