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James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (DOS)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod DOS Title Screen
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod DOS RoboCod is getting points after the end of a level
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod DOS The first door.
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod DOS The Beginning - there is much to do!

Alternate Titles

  • "Super James Pond II" -- International SNES title
  • "Super James Pond" -- 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

Robocod is a real winner in platform games! Accatone (5187) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Jun 13, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1993 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Aug, 1993 68 out of 100 68
The DOS Spirit Dec 06, 2013 3 out of 6 50

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Trivia

Music

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).

Awards

  • 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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Accatone (5187) added James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (DOS) on Dec 16, 1999
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