James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

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James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by MrH » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:42 pm

Hi

I'm new to this site so apologies if this has been discussed before.

I was just wondering if anyone used to play either of these James Pond games and if so, which one they preferred?

I seem to remember Robocod getting all the plaudits from reviews, etc but for me Underwater Agent was by far the better of the two. Original in every sense of the word, whereas Robocod although good, was basically a rip-off of other platform games.

Your thoughts?

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:51 pm

A good platformer for the Amiga and ST (Robocod that is)

The 16-bit consoles however had far better platformers
(Sonic and Mario for a start)

The 2 games mentioned are difficult to compare as they are entirely different games - they just happen to have the same lead character
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Post by MrH » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:03 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:A good platformer for the Amiga and ST (Robocod that is)

The 16-bit consoles however had far better platformers
(Sonic and Mario for a start)

The 2 games mentioned are difficult to compare as they are entirely different games - they just happen to have the same lead character
Yes they were entirely different. I just preferred the original because it wasn't the same as all the other platformers out there at the time. In fact I don't think there was ever really another game like it.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:18 pm

I'd avoid em both like the plague as I think they're both censored. :wink:
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:23 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I'd avoid em both like the plague as I think they're both censored. :wink:

I wouldn't go that far...They were ok on Amiga/ST

But I do like Penguin Biscuits!
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Post by MrH » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:25 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I'd avoid em both like the plague as I think they're both censored. :wink:
Don't sit on the fence man......come on, give us your opinion!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:26 pm

BTW Darran,any chance of a feature in RG on advertising in retro games
EG Chupa Chups in Zool,Penguins in Robocod,Mr Wimpy etc?
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Post by Melf » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:58 pm

What about James Pond 3: Operation Starfish?
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Post by The Last Ginja » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:00 pm

Robocod all the way! I'm just waiting for the rerelease on the DS to come down in price and I'll be buying it again!!

I wasted many hours on the Megadrive years ago and looking forward to doing it all over again.

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Post by MrH » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:03 pm

Melf wrote:What about James Pond 3: Operation Starfish?
Never played it....wasn't it meant to be like Robocod but with different levels?

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Post by Dudley » Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:14 pm

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Post by merman » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:49 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:BTW Darran,any chance of a feature in RG on advertising in retro games
EG Chupa Chups in Zool,Penguins in Robocod,Mr Wimpy etc?
There has already been one such feature in RG, under the Strange Games heading.

Starfish is completely different to Robocod, mainly because James Pond runs around a lot faster in it. Then there was Aquatic Games (Galactic Games for the 90's, basically), and a very strange educational title featuring James Pond and talking about the new London Orbital Water Main...

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Post by roberthazelby » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:05 am

The Amiga version of James Pond is the best of the bunch - most polished graphics and best music.

Robocod was faster, but lacked the charm of the first.

Actually, James Pond was one of the reasons I bought an Amiga.

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Post by EnglishRob » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:55 am

I used to enjoy James Pond Robocod, but it doesn't seem to have aged as well.

I recently played it on the GBA, wasn't as good as I remember.

I did like the music though.

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Post by KW » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:36 pm

I quite liked James Pond, Robocod and Aquatic games on the Amiga. Don't play so well today though.

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