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Robocod

Robocod
GenreArcade Platform
Developer / PublisherMillennium Interactive
Released1993
Media1 x disk
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Reviewed byndial
Robocod (or as fully titled, James Pond II: Codename RoboCod), is the sequel to James Pond game, now with enhanced visuals and greater fun! One of the best platformers of its kind initially released on Amiga, ST/STE (in 1991) and later on a variety of platforms, including the Commodore 64, PC (1993), Sega Game Gear (1993), Sega Mega Drive/Genesis (1991), Sega Master System (1993), Nintendo SNES, Nintendo GBA, PlayStation and more!
 
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RobocodStory/Gameplay:
It's nearly two years since its predecessor "James Pond" first arrived (back in 1990) initially on the Amiga computers, scoring a massive 9 out of 10 in all major video-game magazines of the time. The story begins with Dr Maybe (!) who's holding a toy factory to ransom in the North Pole (Santa's toy-factory actually), intent on causing a present-less Christmas for everyone! The nasty piece of work has been manufacturing a range of lethal playthings in an attempt to take his revenge from the previous game story. He'll succeed too, unless James (our little fish-Bond hero) steps in!
Equipped with a high-tech robot suit, it enables him to expand his torso to preposterous lengths of height! This comes in extremely handy during gameplay as very often you have to reach ledges and grip on with your ... fishy fingers!
Find loads of power-ups too. Hostile creatures lurk in these levels, and they come in many forms. There are no weapons in the game, so James must jump on them to defeat them. The whole action takes place in rooms fully decorated with huge toys, candies etc. Ok, the action is stereotypical platform mayhem and basically you've got to run, jump, squash, stretch (!) and generally splash your fins around, defeating baddies and killing massive mothers every two stages or so, in a joyful and way colorful wrap!

Graphics/Sound:
The graphics are pretty good for the MS-DOS version, colorful while the action is fast and smooth, running in VGA mode only. The game visuals are comparable to the Amiga (OCS) version though, the Amiga version feels faster and more responsive at times. Although the PC version offers some more graphical touches at the backgrounds, those happens to be frustrating to the eye rather than helpful during gameplay I believe.
Note that the Amiga AGA version is way better than any other 16bit releases, as it uses advanced color techniques, more detail and even faster gameplay!
The sound is good, taking advance of the Sound Blaster sound cards series here, including the original in-game tunes as well as the funny sampled SFX (but of lower quality compared to the Amiga).
Note that, the MS-DOS version looks and sounds better than the Atari ST version (even to the enhanced STE version) as expected due to the ST lower color palette and sound generator capabilities at that time. Eitherway all 16bit home-computer (and console) versions offer great visuals, catchy sounds and fun to play with!
 
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Comparable platforms



55 colors
PC MS-DOS



49 colors
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS



21 colors
Atari ST



27 colors
Atari STE
 
Hardware information

PC (ms-dos based)

PC (ms-dos based)CPU: Various processors from Intel,AMD, Cyrix, varying from 4.77Mhz (Intel 8088) to 200Mhz (Pentium MMX) and up to 1995 (available on this site)
MEMORY: 640Kb to 32MB RAM (typical up to 1996)
GRAPHICS: VGA standard palette has 256 colors and supports: 640x480 (16 colors or monochrome), 640x350 in 16 colors (EGA compatability mode), 320x200 (16 or 256 colors). Later models (SVGA) featured 18bit color palette (262,144-color) or 24bit (16Milion colors), various graphics chips supporting hardware acceleration mainly for 3D-based graphics routines.
SOUND: 8 to 16 bit sound cards: Ad-Lib featuring Yamaha YMF262 supporting FM synthesis and (OPL3) and 12-bit digital PCM stereo, Sound Blaster and compatibles supporting Dynamic Wavetable Synthesis, 16-bit CD-quality digital audio sampling, internal memory up to 4MB audio channels varying from 8 to 64! etc. Other notable sound hardware is the release of Gravis Ultrasound with outstanding features!
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The PC (ms-dos based) (default) color palette
CGA: 16-color palette (4 on-screen)
EGA: 64-color palette (16 on-screen)
VGA: 256-color palette (256 on-screen)
 
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