James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (Genesis)

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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.

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James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Genesis Pond can hang from any ceiling
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Genesis Another cake level
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Genesis Dropping inside
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Genesis Completing a part of the house

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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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Dec, 1991 95 out of 100 95
Génération 4 Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Thunderbolt Games Oct 07, 2004 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Dec 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Jan, 1992 4 out of 5 80
The Video Game Critic Dec 17, 2014 B 75
Power Play Feb, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Feb, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com Feb 27, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

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.

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

  • 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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