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James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall MobyScore (17 votes) 3.4

The Press Says

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Mean Machines
Let's face it, Robocod has certainly been heavily "influenced" by other major console platform games such as Sonic and Mario, but it's managed to take all the best bits and leave out any annoyances. It's a huge game, with loads of secret rooms to discover. It has great graphics, with some superb scrolling, especially on the train and jelly scenes, and best of all it's got the most playable and addictive platform action the Megadrive has yet seen - and that's saying something! Once again, Electronic Arts have come up with the goods; an incredible game which only Captain Dough Head would miss.
Génération 4
La réalisation technique de Robocod est tout simplement phénoménale, avec un écran de jeu immense et près de 80 niveaux, une vitesse de scrolling stupéfiante (digne de Sonic), des graphismes somptueux, et surtout un environnement sonore génial. De plus, la maniabilité du héros est parfaite, ce qui ne gâte rien. A acheter les yeux fermés !
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The platform theme is great and the game is fast, enjoyable and downright groovy. The game is huge, with tons of levels and secret screens - the only difference between this and the Amiga game, is that the coloured backgrounds have been replaced with less colourful, but more detailed parallax backdrops.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Meiner Meinung nach ist das Game auf dem Mega Drive die beste Version. Das Ruckeln fällt hierbei am wenigsten auf, die Hintergründe, beim Amiga nur Coppereffekte, sind ganze Grafiken wie kleine Bären, Sterne und so weiter. Allerdings leidet dadurch etwas die Übersichtlichkeit. Der Sound ist in gewohnter Mega Drive-Qualität, allerdings hätte man mal andere Geräusche als dieses ewige blechartige Knarren und Donnern programmieren können. Trotzdem, ein prima Spiel für eine prima Konsole – Hit!
GamePro (US)
James Pond II is no thumb-buster, and its cutesy graphics will have great appeal to younger gamers or the terminally sweet. However, saving Santa's toys really pumps your brain. there's something fishy going on here, and that's a good thing.
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
James Pond 2 est une bonne surprise et son succès à l'époque n'a trompé personne sur la qualité indéniable de ce titre. Varié, bourré d'humour, efficace, beau et original ce jeu de plates-formes dispose de tous les atouts nécessaires pour vous faire passer un bon moment devant votre téléviseur. Bien meilleur que James Pond premier du nom et que son successeur James Pond 3, cet opus vaut le coup qu'on s'y attarde.
Thunderbolt Games
Overall, James Pond 2 is a riot to play. The gameplay maybe unoriginal but the inspired surrealness of the concept and design makes it a deeply enjoyable experience. Towards the end like many 2D platform games it can get very demanding on your reactions and memory and cheap deaths can be unavoidable. But the sheer charm of James himself, grooving backwards and forwards constantly in his stylish, stretchy suit always brings you back for more. Well thank you for herring me out about this great game, hope I didn't give you a haddock going on about it. Now if you'll excuse me I have no fish to keep you any longer, I'll see myself trout.
The Video Game Critic
James Pond II: Codename Robocod is a heck of a lot of fun and even more enjoyable around the holiday season.
Power Play
Der Mega-Drive-Pond hat gegenüber seinem Kollegen von der Amiga-Fraktion um eine Flossenbreite zugelegt: Er steuert sich etwas weicher über die Plattformen. Auch das leichte Ruckeln der Computerversion hat man dem fischigen Agenten abgewöhnt. Leider krankt auch die Modul-Version unter dem Mangel an Extras und Spielelementen: Für Plattformprofis läßt so die Motivation etwas nach.
The music and effects are not really noteworthy, although the fact that the tunes include digital renditions of 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' only serves to reiterate the fact that this game just doesn't feel right for eleven months of the year. Which is a pity, as this game could have been an all-time classic. As it is, it's still a terrific game, just as long as you play it at the right time of year...