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James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (SEGA Master System)

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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 SEGA Master System Title screen
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod SEGA Master System Outside Santa's castle
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod SEGA Master System The second door is very vertical in its layout
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod SEGA Master System Aiming at the liquorice man

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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The Press Says Feb 13, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Sega Force Nov 04, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Retrogaming History Oct 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Nov, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Megablast 1993 78 out of 100 78 Dec, 2004 7.68 out of 10 77


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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).


  • 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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