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Kao the Kangaroo (Dreamcast)

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Description

A kangaroo named Kao was playing with his friends in his native Australia, when suddenly evil hunters appeared, put him in a cage, and took him away. They didn't know that Kao was quite proficient in the art of boxing, so freeing himself from the trap wasn't particularly hard. However, Kao finds himself far away from home, and must fight and hop his way back.

Kao the Kangaroo is a 3D platform action game. The gameplay adheres to the jump-and-run style, Kao having to rapidly traverse levels full of traps and enemies. His basic attack is a simple punch; he can also side-step and swing his tail at the enemies. Power-ups scattered through the stages include coins, a certain amount of which will increase Kao's life points; hearts to replenish his health; boxing gloves, which act as homing projectile attacks; and turbo boosts, which make Kao move faster.

Though most levels in the game have Kao running, jumping, and fighting enemies, some are similar to extreme sport challenges. These include snowboarding, jet skiing, pod racing, and other activities.

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There are 5 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Kao le kangourou" -- French title
  • "Kangurek Kao" -- Polish title

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The Press Says

Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Mar, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 26, 2000 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Feb 27, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 05, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Feb 13, 2001 6.2 out of 10 62
HappyPuppy Mar 07, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Feb 01, 2001 D- 16
The Video Game Critic Sep 12, 2005 F 0

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Trivia

Although the IGN reviewer didn't understand why a kangaroo would wear a pair of boxing gloves (check the site for details), the boxing glove kangaroo is a very important symbol in Australia, even more important than the national flag. It's used mainly at international sporting events (have a look at the many tapes of the Sydney Olympics and you'll see plenty of them)
Kartanym (10785) added Kao the Kangaroo (Dreamcast) on Mar 30, 2001
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