James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by JetSetWilly » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:21 pm

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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by Sir Hilary Bray » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:10 pm

My son has the DS game, and it's a bit different from the original.


I also remember the Amiga CD version having different levels?

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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by ToxieDogg » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:51 pm

Don't think I answered this question back in the first place, so I'm with Darran on this, thought they were both censored.

Robocod in particular is completely overrated. Remember everybody raving about it and then being completely unimpressed by it when I sat down with it myself. I never like Operation Starfish much either.
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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by eeztheman » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:50 pm

Thought that Robocod was OK - just a bit bog standard, but always nice to play it at Christmas.

Was overrated at the time for sure.

My little boy loves playing it though.

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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by Sir Hilary Bray » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:38 am

I was always quite fond of the Amiga and Snes versions of the game.


Isn't the Master System version a bit shorter? sure I read that somewhere.

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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by killbot » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:56 am

I always preferred Underwater Agent. Robocod - IMO - is overrated. There were better platformers on the Amiga (Rainbow Islands, Superfrog, Zool 2) never mind the MD/SNES.
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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by RetroMartin » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:23 pm

Neither, the third one Operation Starfish was by far much better then the first 2!
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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by DoctorForbin » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:51 pm

Robocod. Especially as xmas approaches (unless I am confused - Robocod was the Xmas themed MD game?)
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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by AndyR » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:34 pm

I think Robocod really showed what the A500 was capable of and the Amiga version was certainly the best looking, smoothest and most colourful version out there.

Still not a patch on Superfrog though - best platformer ever!!!!!

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Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

Post by Chinnico » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:00 pm

In my opinion, although Robocod displayed a much larger showcase of visual and sound effects, it grew a little bit larger than required, giving the more limited, although more focused, JP: Underwater Agent the upper hand on the enjoyability side.
Playing Robocod there were no real urge or pressure; the levels, although rich in variety, in the end did not pose any real challenge and were quite dull.
I recall an evening, playing it with my brother and a friend of ours on his MegaDrive. After one hour or so, we found ourselves mesmerised in the jelly level, jumping on the sofa rythmically along with Robocod (which we couldn't control anymore, bouncing around the level's walls) and singing together the hideous jingle "DANDAN DANDAN DANDAN DAN! DANDANDAN! DANDANDAN!..".
And we weren't even drunk...
That damn jingle is stuck in my mind even now...

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