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James Pond II: Codename RoboCod
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Millennium Interactive, Electronic Arts (US/EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP),
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
U.S. Gold
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
ROM size:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
512kB
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Rob Hubbard
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
1993-06-09 ¥6,900 EM20015
Sega Mega Drive
US
1991-08-18 $? 708701
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1991-12 Media:CVG UK 121.pdf[1] £34.99 Media:ACE UK 53.pdf[2] E199SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
EU (Classics)
1994 £? EAX02401041I
Sega Mega Drive
AU
199x $?  ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
199x R$?  ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
1993 ₩? GM4104JT


Sega Master System
EU
£? 29013-50
Sega Master System
EU (Kixx)
£? 29013-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? FROB00SEC
Sega Master System
BR
$? 028580



Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-79068
Sega Game Gear
EU
£27.99 Media:Go UK 24.pdf[3] 79068
Sega Game Gear
EU (Kixx)
£? 79068-50



James Pond II: Codename RoboCod (ジェームスポンドII コードネーム・ロボコッド) (also known as Super James Pond or Super James Pond II) is a platforming sequel to James Pond. It was released on a variety of platforms, including the Sega Mega Drive in 1991 (and the only Mega Drive entry in the series released in Japan) and the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System in 1993. The game has numerous parodies to the film RoboCop, including a similar theme song.

Gameplay differs heavily from the original. This game is a conventional platformer, with James Pond moving on land and jumping without the aid or need for water. There are no missions; instead, Pond must find an exit sign in each level (accessible through doors into a building in the overworld). B jumps. Holding A or C causes Pond to stretch his body up until he is blocked by some overhead item; letting go lowers his body back to normal. Down crouches.

James Pond II was re-released in Europe as part of the EA Classics range, however curiously shipped with a redesigned cartridge label giving the game a North American ESRB rating (of Kids-to-Adults). This redesigned cartridge is not thought to have been officially released in North America, however.

Production Credits

Original Game Design: Chris Sorrell
Graphics: Chris Sorrell
Coding: Chris Sorrell
Course Director: Steve Bak
Additional Graphics: Leavon Archer
Sega Programming: Simeon Pashley
Original Music and Sound Effects: Richard Joseph
Music and Sound Effects Translation: Rob Hubbard
Producer: Christopher Erhardt
Associate Producer: Roland Kippenhan III
Product Management: Lesley Mansford
Art Direction: Nancy L. Fong
Package Illustration: Mark Erickson
Documentation: Andrea Smith
Documentation Layout: Jennie Maruyama
Testing: Steve Matulac
Quality Assurance: Bill Romer

Promotional Material

Physical Scans

Mega Drive Version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 №53, p78Media:ACE UK 53.pdf
83
91 №123, p46/47Media:CVG UK 123.pdf
100 №36
92 №2, p22/23/24
95
91 №23, p130
87 №2, p78
80 №6, p77
92 №1, p65
83 №1, p46/47/48Media:MegaTech UK 01.pdf
95 №15, p56-58Media:MeanMachines UK 15.pdf
89 №16, p52/53
72
90 №26, p26/27
95 №2, p28/29/30Media:SegaPro UK 02.pdf
91 №15, p71
90 №18, p66
86 №1, p56/57Media:SegaForce UK 01.pdf
Sega Mega Drive
89
Based on
19 reviews

Mega Drive, US
JP2 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
RoboCod MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
James Pond 2 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
RoboCod MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
James Pond 2 MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, EU (EA Classics)
James Pond 2 MD EU Classic.jpg
Cover
JamesPondII MD EU Cart EAClassics.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
James Pond 2 MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
JamesPond2 MD JP CartTop.jpg
JamesPond2 MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
JamesPond2 MD JP Cover2.jpg
Spinecard
Mega Drive, BR
JamesPondII MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, KR
James Pond 2 MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System Version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №25, p170
92 №24, p78
89
89 №36, p140
83 №47, p64/65
92 №23, p76/77
93
93 №7, p62/63Media:SegaForceMega UK 07.pdf
93 №4, p18-21Media:SegaMasterForce UK 04.pdf
Sega Master System
91
Based on
9 reviews

Master System, EU
James Pond 2 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
RoboCod SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU (Kixx)
James Pond 2 SMS EU Box Kixx.jpg
Cover
RoboCod SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
JamesPondII SMS AU cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
James Pond 2 SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
RoboCod SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
JamesPondIISMSBrManual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear Version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 №143 (Go!), p6/7Media:Go UK 24.pdf
45
90 №25, p88
89
90 №24, p61
Sega Game Gear
82
Based on
5 reviews

Game Gear, US
JamesPond2 GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngJamesPond2 GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
James Pond 2 GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
JamesPondII gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
JamesPond2 GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngJamesPond2 GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
James Pond 2 GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, EU (Kixx)
JamesPond2 GG EU Box Front Kixx.jpg
Cover
James Pond 2 GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
  1. File:CVG UK 121.pdf, page 126
  2. File:ACE UK 53.pdf, page 78
  3. File:Go UK 24.pdf, page 6