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In his second adventure James Pond must retrieve the toys Dr Maybe has stolen. Pond has been armed with an Inspector Gadget-style stretch device, which he can use to view higher areas or claw onto ceilings so as to slide across them.

The gameplay takes place across worlds themed around particular types of toys, such as sporting goods, candy and aircraft. The levels scroll sideways, although a small amount of vertical movement is included. On each level Pond must collect 2 penguins and reach the exit, although there are usually multiple exits and lots of secret areas to explore. After completing each pair of two worlds (each of which has three sub levels), a boss must be faced.


James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Amiga The Beginning
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Amiga The level selection map: Open a door to access the level. Note that most doors are locked, so you do have to complete the lower levels first.
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Amiga Intro sequence.
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Amiga Ingame. Robocod has just disposed of one of those pesky birds.

Alternate Titles

  • "Super James Pond II" -- International SNES title
  • "Super James Pond" -- Game Boy/US SNES title
  • "RoboCod" -- Official European SEGA Master System abbreviation
  • "James Pond II: Codename: RoboCod" -- In-game title
  • "James Pond: Codename: RoboCod" -- European DS title

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User Reviews

Charismatic, original platform fun with lots of surprises Martin Smith (76) unrated

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
CU Amiga Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Dec, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Format Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Power Nov, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Power Aug, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Computing Sep, 1994 83 out of 100 83
The One Amiga Jul, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Pelit May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Jan, 1992 73 out of 100 73


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Cancelled NES version

In the August 1993 issue of the British videogame magazine Game Zone, a review for the NES version of this game was written. This version of the game was never officially released.


The title music by Richard Joseph bares much similarity to the theme from RoboCop (the movie). Some notes are changed, and the music is obviously much "cuter", but you can still hear the RoboCop theme in there!

Product placement

The UK release of the game featured considerable product placement from Penguin chocolate biscuits, making it one of the first games to use this form of marketing (Zool is another famous example from this era).


  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Platformers (Check 'em out)
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #14 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #67 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #17 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
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