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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 Game Gear This level makes me hungry.
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Game Gear Boss exploding
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Atari ST Climbing across the ceiling to avoid the spikes.
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Amiga I'm upside down!

Promo Images

James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Logo
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Screenshot For PS1.
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Screenshot For GBA, DS.
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod Screenshot For PS2.

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 II" -- Japanese Mega Drive title
  • "James Pond: Codename: RoboCod" -- European DS title
  • "スーパー・ジェームス ポンドII" -- Japanese Super Famicom spelling
  • "ジェームス ポンドII" -- Japanese Mega Drive spelling

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User Reviews

The CD32 has the best version of Robocod Amiga CD32 Schutzstaffel88 (14)
Charismatic, original platform fun with lots of surprises Amiga Martin Smith (78)
Robocod is a real winner in platform games! DOS Accatone (5314)

Critic Reviews

Games-X Genesis Jan 02, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Feb, 1992 938 out of 1000 94
Atari ST User Atari ST Feb, 1992 93 out of 100 93
The One for ST Games Atari ST Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 10 out of 12 83
The Video Game Critic Genesis Dec 17, 2014 B 75
Games Master Amiga Sep, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Oct, 1993 5 out of 10 50


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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!

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).


  • 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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