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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 SNES Title screen (Japanese version)
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod SNES Title screen (U. S. version)
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod SNES Starting outside toy factory (U. S. version)
James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod SNES Game Over (U. S. version)

Promo Images

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

There are no reviews for the SNES release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

Consolemania Oct, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Retro Archives Feb 17, 2021 17 out of 20 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Unlimited Oct, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75
Mega Fun Jun, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Oct, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1993 3 out of 6 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 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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