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Kangaroo

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Atari 8-bit
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Atari 5200
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Description

Baby Roo has been kidnapped by monkeys, and it's up to Mama Roo to come to the rescue! Your kangaroo starts out at the bottom of the screen. You need to guide the kangaroo up the various ladders and platforms to the top where Baby Roo is being held captive. The monkeys will be trying to stop you by throwing or dropping apples and knocking you off the platforms. Your kangaroo has boxing gloves, however, and can knock out the monkeys with a single punch! Along the way various types of fruit can be collected to earn bonus points.

Screenshots

Kangaroo Atari 2600 Title screen
Kangaroo Atari 5200 Atari logo and game title
Kangaroo Arcade Rescue your kid.
Kangaroo Atari 5200 Gameplay on the first level

Alternate Titles

  • "Canguru" -- Brazilian Title

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User Reviews

Take "Donkey Kong" and make it extraordinarily boring w/ terrible control Atari 2600 MagFram (43)

The Press Says

TeleMatch Atari 2600 Sep, 1983 1 out of 6 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Oct 14, 2000 A- 91
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jul 07, 2004 B 75
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 5200 Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Retroage Atari 2600 Dec 18, 2010 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Atari 2600 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Contributed to by RKL (5614), Pseudo_Intellectual (43888), Servo (55897) and LepricahnsGold (68156)