James Pond II: Codename RoboCod

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James Pond II: Codename RoboCod
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Electronic Arts (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
U.S. Gold
Developer:
Original system(s): Commodore Amiga
Developer(s) of original games: Vectordean
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Rob Hubbard
Genre: Action[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,9006,900 EM20015
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[4] 708701
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E199SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(EA Classics)
EAX02401041I
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 120120 E199SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
(EA Classics)
EAX02401041I
USK: 0
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[7][8] E199SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4104JT
Sega Master System
EU
29013-50
Sega Master System
EU
(Kixx)
29013-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Master System
PT
MS29013
Sega Master System
AU
FROB00SEC
Sega Master System
BR
028580
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Game Gear
US
$39.9539.95[14] T-79068
Sega Game Gear
EU
79068
Sega Game Gear
EU
(Kixx)
79068-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.9927.99[15] 79068
Non-Sega versions

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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), known as James Pond II in Japan, Korea, and Brazil, is a Sega Mega Drive platform game developed by Millenium Interactive. A port of the Vectordean Commodore Amiga title James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod, the game was first published in the United States by Electronic Arts in August 1991, it was later brought to Japan by Electronic Arts Victor in June 1993. U.S. Gold later ported the game to the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear in late 1993, titled James Pond 2.

The second in the James Pond series of platform games, the game parodies both James Bond and RoboCop.

Gameplay

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.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • 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: Marc Ericksen
  • Documentation: Andrea Smith
  • Documentation Layout: Jennie Maruyama
  • Testing: Steve Matulac
  • Quality Assurance: Bill Romer

Source:
Uncredited


Game Gear version

Source:
Uncredited


Magazine articles

Main article: James Pond II: Codename RoboCod/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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FI advert (1992)
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Mega Drive print advert in Sega Visions (US) #7: "Winter 1991/1992" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Game Gear print advert in Sega Visions (US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #8: "Juillet/Août 1992" (1992-07-07)
also published in:
  • Joypad (FR) #11: "Août/Septembre 1992" (1992-07-1x)[21]
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Print advert in Gamers (DE) #1992-01: "Februar/März 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-05: "May 1993" (1993-04-08)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[22]
ACE (UK)
94
[23]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
83
[24]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[25]
Console XS (UK) PAL
94
[26]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
91
[7]
Dengeki Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
66
[27]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[28]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 7 (RU)
50
[29]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[30]
Game Mania (UK)
87
[31]
Game Power (IT)
92
[32]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[33]
Gamers (DE)
73
[34]
Games-X (UK)
100
[35]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
92
[36]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[37]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
95
[38]
Joystick (FR)
91
[39]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
87
[40]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
87
[41]
Mega (UK)
80
[42]
Mega Action (UK)
92
[43]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
95
[44]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
83
[45]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
83
[46]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
95
[47]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
95
[48]
Player One (FR)
89
[49]
Play Time (DE)
77
[50]
Power Play (DE)
73
[51]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
90
[52]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
95
[53]
Sega Pro (UK)
95
[54]
Sega Pro (UK)
91
[55]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[56]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
86
[57]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
59
[58]
Supergame (BR)
78
[59]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
80
[60]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
80
[4]
Video Games (DE)
71
[61]
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
42 reviews

James Pond II: Codename RoboCod

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, 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
James Pond II MD EU Manual EAClassics.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

James Pond 2 MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
JPII MD SE rental cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU
James Pond 2 MD AU Box.jpg
Cover
RoboCod MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, BR
JamesPondII MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, KR
James Pond 2 MD KR Box.jpg
Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
91
[62]
Gamers (DE)
60
[63]
Joypad (FR) PAL
92
[64]
Megablast (DE)
78
[65]
Mega Force (FR)
89
[66]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
78
[67]
Player One (FR)
89
[68]
Sega Magazin (DE)
85
[69]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
83
[70]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[71]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
87
[72]
Sega Force (SE)
93
[73]
Sega Master Force (UK) PAL
93
[74]
Sega Master System
85
Based on
13 reviews

James Pond II: Codename RoboCod

Master System, EU
James Pond 2 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
RoboCod SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
James Pond II Codename RoboCod SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU (Kixx)
James Pond 2 SMS EU Box Kixx.jpg
Cover
RoboCod SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, PT
JamesPondII SMS PT cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU
JamesPondII SMS AU cover.jpg
Cover
JamesPondII SMS AU cartback.jpgJamesPondII SMS AU cart.jpg
Cart
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
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
94
[15]
Freak (IL)
90
[75]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
45
[14]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
75
[76]
Gamers (DE)
60
[63]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
68
[77]
Joypad (FR) PAL
90
[78]
Mega Force (FR)
89
[79]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
78
[67]
Sega Magazin (DE)
85
[69]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[80]
Sega Game Gear
79
Based on
11 reviews

James Pond II: Codename RoboCod

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.jpgJames Pond II GG EU Box Spine.jpgJamesPond2 GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
James Pond 2 GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
James Pond II GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, EU (Kixx)
JamesPond2 GG EU Box Back Kixx.jpgJames Pond II GG EU Box Spine KIXX.jpgJamesPond2 GG EU Box Front Kixx.jpg
Cover
James Pond 2 GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
James Pond II GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, PT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f4abedba
MD5 bb689dd3822853a5417cdec4a3da114b
SHA-1 e00c9ab1f22aeed3031ed9dd985539aa6e31a7a4
512kB 1991-12 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 98794702
MD5 3f371946ef10d5b1b3518b73494d0800
SHA-1 fa7d4e77fd98eb1fc9f8e1d66269bf86881c695d
512kB 1993-06 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 102d5fea
MD5 73b92360c3efde9d265280f6e157fc33
SHA-1 df4f55f7ff9236f65aee737743e7500c4d96cf12
512kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 c2f7928b
MD5 607bd5d109fd322168603856258a37c0
SHA-1 e592bce01e8148081daa2edd24fd106bd61095a6
512kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 9fb5c155
MD5 13f37a4434aef5140752f1717a1cc936
SHA-1 6c4a9c1613bc436033b54914acaf951c62593972
512kB Cartridge (US)

References

  1. File:JamesPond2 GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. File:James Pond 2 MD JP Box.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  4. 4.0 4.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "February 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 50
  5. Computer & Video Games, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-15), page 126
  6. Sega Power, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-10-30), page 11
  7. 7.0 7.1 Computer & Video Games, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-15), page 46
  8. Sega Power, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-05), page 27
  9. GamesMaster, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-08-29), page 11
  10. Supergame, "Junho 1992" (BR; 1992-06-xx), page 21
  11. 11.0 11.1 Sega Master Force, "Autumn 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 21
  12. Sega Force Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 63
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Sega Power, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-01), page 13
  14. 14.0 14.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 3 March 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 38
  15. 15.0 15.1 Computer & Video Games, "October 1993 (Go! Issue 24)" (UK; 1993-09-15), page 6
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 167
  17. GamePro, "February 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 55
  18. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 139
  19. Sega Visions, "December/January 1993/1994" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 76
  20. Sega Visions, "February/March 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 6
  21. Joypad, "Août/Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-07-1x), page 26
  22. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 101
  23. ACE, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-08), page 78
  24. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1992" (DE; 1992-02-14), page 120
  25. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1993" (JP; 1993-06-08), page 20
  26. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 131
  27. Dengeki Mega Drive, "June 1993" (JP; 1993-05-XX), page 32
  28. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 26
  29. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 7, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 130
  30. Famitsu, "1993-06-18" (JP; 1993-06-04), page 1
  31. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  32. Game Power, "Marzo 1992" (IT; 1992-0x-xx), page 58
  33. GamePro, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 65
  34. Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 22
  35. Games-X, "2nd-8th January 1992" (UK; 1992-01-02), page 24
  36. Game Zone, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-22), page 22
  37. Hippon Super, "July 1993" (JP; 1993-06-04), page 44
  38. Hobby Consolas, "Abril 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 34
  39. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 130
  40. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 78
  41. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  42. Mega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-18), page 77
  43. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  44. Mega Force, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 1992-01-15), page 82
  45. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 48
  46. Micromanía (segunda época), "Mayo 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 71
  47. Mean Machines, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-28), page 56
  48. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  49. Player One, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 52
  50. Play Time, "5/92" (DE; 1992-04-08), page 93
  51. Power Play, "2/92" (DE; 1992-01-xx), page 168
  52. Sega Power, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-05), page 26
  53. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 30
  54. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 67
  55. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 67
  56. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  57. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 56
  58. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  59. Supergame, "Novembro 1992" (BR; 1992-11-xx), page 44
  60. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 93
  61. Video Games, "1/92" (DE; 1992-02-03), page 29
  62. Consoles +, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 170
  63. 63.0 63.1 Gamers, "März/April 1994" (DE; 1994-03-04), page 53
  64. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 78
  65. Megablast, "4/93" (DE; 1993-09-29), page 49
  66. Mega Force, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-11-10), page 149
  67. 67.0 67.1 Mega Fun, "12/93" (DE; 1993-11-24), page 112
  68. Player One, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 140
  69. 69.0 69.1 Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 52
  70. Sega Power, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-02), page 64
  71. Sega Pro, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 76
  72. Sega Zone, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-xx), page 37
  73. Sega Force, "7/93" (SE; 1993-11-04), page 23
  74. Sega Master Force, "Autumn 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 62
  75. Freak, "12/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  76. GamePro, "November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 194
  77. Hobby Consolas, "Septiembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 128
  78. Joypad, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 88
  79. Mega Force, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-11-10), page 144
  80. Sega Pro, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 57


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