1. Torte

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    I liked playing this when I was young, back when I had no clue what "great" video games were. Part 3 is MUCH BETTER, though, with TONS OF LEVELS - I still have that game in its bulky boxcase [​IMG]

    Btw, this is old; Robocod's was released in EU last year. Probably by Sir VG, too [​IMG]
     
  2. T-hug

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    I remember huntin down the GBA version to dump, good times [​IMG]
    Think I'll pass on this, the E version sucked so I doubt this will be improved in any way.
    @Raydar, this game was created when the only point of most games was to get from left to right, with a few added score multipliers on the way!
     
  3. Sir VG

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    I haven't been dumping for THAT long. And it was 1603 releases ago, give or take depending on the numbering system here.

    Legacy did it. My first release was in the mid 0600s.
     
  4. wilddenim

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    Wow, I thought this was new part of James Pond judging the cover - but no it's just the same game.

    God, some of you just made me feel very old!

    I played this on Amiga too. When I was only 6 - 17 years ago!

    Ahhh!! Zool....How I've forgetten about that games. Retro games - good times.
     
  5. berlinka

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    I also remember playing this on the Amiga. I thought it was one of the most fun games at the time. Unbelievable! It was 1991 if I'm not mistaken. Freddie Mercury had just past away. This IS a long time ago. It makes this a strange release. If they released this as a video-game-classic, I would appreciate it, but kids who didn't know the game are now thinking this is a new game. It's not really fair and actually kind of ridiculous.

    Oh and by the way, if I'm not mistaken, this version is somewhat different from the real one, which spoils the fun even more [​IMG]
     
  6. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!
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    I think the first thread I did was asking about the GBA game being dumped.

    Sadly the GBA/PSX/PS2/NDS versions are not the original game, the levels are different and badly made, the enemies don't match the stage they are on and there is like 2 tunes that are used over and over again. There was actually a port of the original Amiga game it was finished and reviewed in a few magazines over here but for some reason it never came out. Couple of years later this followed.

    I'm guessing the original can also be played on Mega Drive/SNES emulators for the DS so go for that instead of this. There were a lot of fans of the original and for some reason some people who didn't like it, I never understood it as I thought it was a really good fun game with some interesting gameplay mechanics, sure you basically just go from the beginning to the end and collecting Penguins (though in this one its Elves due to advertising reasons) but I loved the vehicles and the swimming levels. A simple platforming game without it being contrived.
     
  7. acrocosm

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    early 90s "a long time ago"? it seems like yesterday to me. You guys grow old too fast [​IMG]
     
  8. guigr

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    Well I had good memories of this one on my Atari ST but I don't remember why.
    Guess I'll find out fast.
     
  9. FrozenOne23

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    This was on the NES too right?
     
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    No you didn`t miss something. Back in the day you didn`t need 37 fingers to play a game. [​IMG]
    This is a crappy port for sure. The leveldesign is horrible, and I think the original musixx my Richard Joseph (RIP) are also not included. [​IMG]
     
  12. Hadrian

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    No.
    SNES/GB/Game Gear/Mega Drive/Atari ST/Amiga 500/Amiga 1200/CD-32/C64/PC. Amiga 1200 version is the best, though virtually the same. Some regions have this as Super James Pond, the rest James Pond 2: Codename Robocod.

    This game however is different to that release (CD-32 has new levels I think) but is also on GBA/PS1/PS2 as well. Shame the original GBA version never came out as I heard it had JP 1 on it and Aquatic Games a the multiplayer.
     
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    James Pond 2: Codename RoboCod is a platform game originally released on the Commodore Amiga in 1991. It was originally released for the Commodore Amiga, DOS and Mega Drive/Genesis, from three different publishers. Later, the game appeared on Amiga CD32, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and SNES. The SNES version was called Super James Pond in North America, whereas in other regions was named Super James Pond II. More recently the game was ported and released as a budget title for the PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS by Play It Ltd.

    James Pond 2 was released for the Gameboy Advance on August 16, 2005. The DS version (identical with the exception of the map) was released on December 5, 2005. The version of the game released for Nintendo's handheld consoles is largely different from that of the original. The graphics have been polished and improved to take advantage of the consoles' colour depth, and whilst the levels are themed the same as those in the original, their layout is entirely different. In addition, the Hidden Levels have been omitted entirely from the game

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=66724
     
  14. T-hug

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    Possibly one of the most ported games ever?
     
  15. FrozenOne23

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    Hmm, I'd sworn I played this before, well, guess you're right [​IMG]
     
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    I would think the 'most ported' award would go to Pong, Cannon Fodder, or Pitfall (the last thanks to it's inclusion in almost every Pitfall sequel)...all 3 seem to be on a couple dozen platforms.
     
  17. Sir VG

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    Let's not forget Space Invaders!
     
  18. Destructobot

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    Um, Tetris?
     
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    Its shrouded in mystery you see shhh!

    I declare zero wing abandonware!
     
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    Is SIR VG a one man show ?
     
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