James Pond creator Chris Sorrel has expressed disdain at the steady stream of ports that Codename: RoboCod has received in 21st century, citing changes in level design and graphics, a lack of consent or payment, and the Switch port in particular's timing aligning with his Kickstarter for a James Pond reboot.

When asked about the matter by Time Extension, he claimed:

"There are clearly businessmen who see no shame in porting an old game to a modern platform and pretending it has some timeless magic making it worth a modern gamer's time and money, but it sure embarrasses the hell out of me even when I have no part in it."
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 15, 2023
To gain the invincibility cheat, the player must go to the roof of Arctic Toys in the hub world to collect a set of items in a specific order:
When put together, they spell "C.H.E.A.T."
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