James Pond II - Codename RoboCod (C64)

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James Pond II - Codename RoboCod
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Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1992
Developer: Data Design Interactive

James Pond 2: Codename: Robocod, also known as Super James Pond, is a platform video game and sequel to James Pond. It was developed by the same British teams as the original. The title music by Richard Joseph is a marimba-heavy rendition of the RoboCop film theme.

James Pond 2 was originally released on the Amiga, Atari ST and Sega Genesis in 1991 by three different publishers. It was next ported to Amiga AGA, Amiga CD32, Game Gear, Commodore 64, Master System, PC, Acorn Archimedes, Game Boy and SNES. The SNES version was called Super James Pond in North America, and Super James Pond II in other regions. The Game Boy version was called Super James Pond in every region. It was later redeveloped and released as a budget title for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and as a download on the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network store.


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The title screen.

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Dale Johnstone arranged a few of Richard Joseph's original scores in Demo Music Creator 1.x or 2.x. The sound effect driver is unique and almost unnoticeably mutes the arpeggio while a sound effect plays.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Richard JosephDale Johnstone 1:21
02 Game Theme Richard JosephDale Johnstone 2:14
03 Game Over Richard JosephDale Johnstone 0:05

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(Arranger confirmed by "the author" to HVSC in 2009. The C64 manual lists the original 16-bit credits, but Joseph told HVSC in 2005 that he did not do the C64 conversion. Source for DMC and Farkas: Hidden comment in music driver, code recognition. Game lacks credits.)

Game Rip






Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip. The melody at 0:32 sounds different on every 6581 because it uses SID's infamous filter. Whether it was officially released in NTSC regions is not known.


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James Pond II - Codename RoboCod - C64.jpg
Title: James Pond II - Codename RoboCod
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1992-0?-??
Publisher: Millennium Interactive Limited