James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod
Description official descriptions
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.
- ジェームス ポンドII - Japanese Mega Drive spelling
- スーパー・ジェームス ポンドII - Japanese Super Famicom spelling
Credits (Genesis version)
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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!
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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- MobyGames ID: 581
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Game added by Accatone.
Amiga added by EboMike. Game Gear added by Tapio. PlayStation 2, PSP, PlayStation 3 added by Charly2.0. Genesis added by Rebound Boy. PlayStation, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga CD32, Game Boy Advance added by Kabushi. Commodore 64, SNES, Atari ST added by Martin Smith. SEGA Master System added by Игги Друге. Nintendo Switch added by Ms. Tea. Game Boy added by vedder. Nintendo DS added by Mr Almond.
Additional contributors: Martin Smith, formercontrib, Patrick Bregger, Charly2.0, Rik Hideto, Jo ST, FatherJack.
Game added December 16th, 1999. Last modified March 6th, 2023.