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Kao the Kangaroo Round 2

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
66
3.4
PlayStation 2
63
4.4
Windows
62
4.1

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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 6 3.4
PlayStation 2 5 4.4
Windows 6 4.1
Xbox 5 3.3
Combined MobyScore 22 3.8


The Press Says

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95
PlayStation 2games xtreme
Kao the Kangaroo – Round 2 is a nice little game for younger gamers or possibly anyone who has never played a platformer before. More experienced gamers would find it a little too easy but I must say it does make a nice change to play a game that doesn’t depend on you being a member of MENSA to work out the plot and the control system. If I have got a criticism it is with some of the voice actors, I am sure they must have had voice coaching from Arnold Schwarzenegger as in parts it is slow, stilted and painful to listen to, but at least you do get the option of skipping these cut scenes after you have heard it the first time.
83
XboxIC-Games
Kao the Kangaroo 2 is still a very competent platform game that will no doubt delight fans of the genre for hours on end. It doesn’t offer enough to convert the hardcore FPS player or anyone else that normally shies away from games like this, but those prepared to give Kao the love and attention it deservers will find a more than capable adventure waiting inside. Some may lament the fact that it’s a little on the short side, but really very few people could knock what the developer’s tate interactive have achieved. From start to finish Kao delivers a knock out punch to poor platformers everywhere.
78
GameCubeN-Zone
Kao the Kangaroo 2 ist ein nettes Jump&Run für zwischendurch, das gerade auf dem GameCube seine Freunde finden dürfte. Die Grafik ist liebevoll, das Gameplay einfach aber unterhaltsam. Größte Kritikpunkte am Spiel sind, dass es insgesamt wenig frische Ideen gibt und dass der GameCube kaum ausgereizt wird. Jump&Run-Fans sollte das aber nicht weiter stören, denn Kao the Kangaroo 2 mixt die bekannten Elemente zu einem gut spielbaren Cocktail. Der Preis macht den Titel zudem zu einem Schnäppchen.
77
WindowsKomputer Świat GRY
Przygody kangurka Kao to gra w stylu pierwszego Harry'ego Pottera, ale o niebo lepsza. Choć Boże Narodzenie już minęło, warto dzieciom kupić tę grę. Ucieszy je przede wszystkim cudowny, kolorowy świat, dynamiczna zabawa, sympatyczna postać kangurka i wszechobecne poczucie humoru.
75
PlayStation 2Gamernode
Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 is an interesting hybrid of many platformer attributes, and this may or may not bother some individuals. Gamers who are die-hard platformers will most likely write this game off as a rehash of what has been done before. But what must be said is that while many elements are familiar, the way these elements are put together is entertaining and fun. The best way to enjoy this game is to appreciate it on its own merits without becoming too cynical about the recognizable aspects of the title. Children will also love this game as it offers a good deal of action, adventure, puzzles, boss battles, talking animals, and deeply beautiful scenery. While Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2, is in no way a ground breaking game, it does offer a pleasant experience to gamers who will enjoy a game that brings back memories of past platformers.
75
GameCubeGameZone
Kao is that cute little kangaroo from the Dreamcast. There wasn’t anything really unique about the game, but it was a fun and entertaining platformer just the same. Now Kao has made his debut across the board on the console market, in Kao Round 2.
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PlayStation 2Digital Entertainment News (den)
Before creating a platforming title, there are a few things you need to get right. First, the camera. Without a suitable camera, even the most gripping subject matter and gameplay can turn a title into nothing more than a very expensive coaster. Second, you need a good plot. Without an interesting story, how are gamers going to stay immersed? Third, you need to have plenty to do. If the main quests are complete and there is nothing else to do in the game, then Joe Schmoe is going to trade your game in quicker than you can say hyperpituitarism.
65
Windows7Wolf Magazine
Подводя итоги, можно сказать, что Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 - в меру занятная аркада, приятно будоражащая воспоминания о Donkey Kong Country, которая может стать неплохим подарком ребенку.
63
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Auch beim zweiten Teil des klassischen Jump & Runs stülpen Sie sich in der Rolle von Kao, dem Känguru, ein Paar Boxhandschuhe über die Pranken und schlagen sich durch 20 kurzweilige und relativ einfache Levels.
61
GameCubeGameSpot
All told, Kao's latest quest is a solid entry into the 3D adventure genre, even if it's not especially innovative or time-consuming. Younger players will get the most out of it, partly because of all the silly situations Kao gets into, but primarily because the game really isn't all that challenging. Nonetheless, players of all ages should be able to squeeze a satisfying weekend out of their purchase, which is roughly in line with expectations given the game's budget-friendly price.
61
XboxGameSpot
All told, Kao's latest quest is a solid entry into the 3D adventure genre, even if it's not especially innovative or time-consuming. Younger players will get the most out of it, partly because of all the silly situations Kao gets into, but primarily because the game really isn't all that challenging. Nonetheless, players of all ages should be able to squeeze a satisfying weekend out of their purchase, which is roughly in line with expectations given the game's budget-friendly price.
61
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Roughly five years ago, Kao the Kangaroo first appeared in his own 3D adventure game on Sega's ill-fated Dreamcast console. It wasn't a groundbreaking effort by any stretch, but the easygoing run-and-jump design and charming characters made Kao (pronounced "K-O") a worthwhile pickup for anyone seeking a weekend of lighthearted fun. The same holds true of the boxing marsupial's latest adventure, a budget-priced disc that's available for the GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 consoles, as well as for Sony's PlayStation Portable handheld.
60
XboxX-Power
Al bij al is Kao The Kangaroo een matige platformer geworden die enkel de jongsten onder ons écht zal interesseren. Eens de leeftijd van pakweg een jaar of 10 voorbij raas je als een TGV op topsnelheid doorheen de game. Gameplay is behoorlijk maar de haperende loopbeweging is toch wel een smet op het blazoen. Grafisch & geluid zijn redelijk en de spelduur is tja...te kort. Wie echt op zoek is naar recent platformplezier kan beter opteren voor Scaler of Spyro.
60
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Particulièrement destiné au jeune public, Kao 2 parviendra de fort belle manière à distraire même les grands enfants grâce à son design cartoon et à sa facilité de prise en main. Quoique largement inférieur aux grands noms de la plate-forme comme Rayman 3, Sly 2, Jak 3 ou encore Rachet & Clank 3, notre kangourou arrive tout de même à nous amuser et c'est bien là le principal. Un petit jeu sympathique sans plus.
60
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Particulièrement destiné au jeune public, Kao 2 parviendra de fort belle manière à distraire même les grands enfants grâce à son design cartoon et à sa facilité de prise en main. Quoique largement inférieur aux grands noms de la plate-forme comme Rayman 3, Sly 2, Jak 3 ou encore Rachet & Clank 3, notre kangourou arrive tout de même à nous amuser et c'est bien là le principal. Un petit jeu sympathique sans plus.
60
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Particulièrement destiné au jeune public, Kao 2 parviendra de fort belle manière à distraire même les grands enfants grâce à son design cartoon et à sa facilité de prise en main. Quoique largement inférieur aux grands noms de la plate-forme comme Rayman 3, Sly 2, Jak 3 ou encore Rachet & Clank 3, notre kangourou arrive tout de même à nous amuser et c'est bien là le principal. Un petit jeu sympathique sans plus.
60
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
A l'image du premier épisode, le second round de Kao s'avère être un jeu amusant mais qui a encore du mal à trouver sa propre voie. Les influences sont évidentes, mais qu'à cela ne tienne, les ficelles utilisées sont solides et soutiennent parfaitement les nouvelles aventures du kangourou.
60
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Mit Boxhandschuhen bewaffnet retten Sie im Jump&Run Kao the Kangaroo 2 als Beuteltier Ihre Freunde. In abwechslungsreichen Levels meistern Sie teils anspruchsvolle Sprungpassagen und vermöbeln Knuddel-Gegner wie etwa Gartenzwerge. Rätsel gibt's keine. Nur für Kinder und Junggebliebene interessant.
55
WindowsIGN
Kao the Kangaroo 2 combines the same generic gameplay we’ve seen time and time again and delivers it at a budget price during the tail-end of this generation of consoles. While the design was obviously geared towards kids, Kao still lacks the necessary polish to be recommended, even at its price, and the overall difficulty may prove it to be a bit too harsh for its audience. The characters and environments are amazingly generic as well and the graphical and audio production is simply average. It may ask a significantly smaller price than many of the other games on the shelves, but players interested in an addictively entertaining platformer would be better suited to pick up something like Super Mario Sunshine or Jak and Daxter, as they deliver some of the strongest pure 3D platforming this generation.
55
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Sur nos bons vieux PC, c’est toujours un plaisir que de voir arriver un jeu de plate-forme. Mais c’est aussi avec une certaine appréhension que l’on voit débarquer ces titres, en général réservés au support console : ne va-t-on pas devoir accepter ces softs par défaut, juste par manque de concurrence ? Bien sûr pour nous faire mentir, on a eu des Raymans sur PC, mais ce type de jeux reste quand même marginal sur nos machines. Aujourd’hui pourtant nous n’avons pas à faire à un inconnu puisqu’il s’agit de Kao le kangourou qui, encore une fois, enfile ses gants pour taper du braconnier. Le premier opus, du genre sympathique, ne manquait quand même pas de défaut, alors le Round 2 sera-t-il plus convainquant ?
55
GameCubeIGN
Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 takes a ton of classic gameplay methods, mixes them into its own design and attempts to deliver an entertaining package at a budget price. Though it serves up a huge variety of platforming gameplay, the budget feel of the overall product won't end with just the price tag, as Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 lacks the refined control and polish of better attempts in its class.
55
PlayStation 2IGN
When looking at the gaming industry at a glance, there are a few franchises that make up the bulk of top-tier classics. Names like Mario, Zelda, Kirby and Metroid come to mind from Nintendo, and games like Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter and Sly Cooper follow suit on PlayStation 2. Aside from the big league licenses, however, there seem to be a never-ending stream of under-card characters as well. Licenses like Tak, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Spyro and Kao are just a small list of original properties that aren't quite high enough on the list to play with the big boys, but still attempt to deliver a fresh take on licensed gaming.
40
PlayStation 2Gamers Europe
“Tie me kangaroo down, sport!”, as the chorus to the Rolf Harris song goes. And oh, how I wish the specific kangaroo being denied its liberty had been Kao from Kao the Kangaroo round 2. However, for you to understand exactly why I might want to see this particular creature being lashed down by some burly Auzzie (as opposed to, say, just a general liking on my part for inflicting animal cru-elty), in the traditional fashion of reviews I’d best explain what’s going on first.
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PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Oh no! At the beginning of Kao the Kangaroo Round 2, players find out that the wicked Hunter Barnaba is up to some nastiness in Kao's home, the Island World-- he's out to hunt down all the peaceful animal inhabitants with the help of some unpleasant magic and a few good henchmen. He's even captured the indomitable little boxing kangaroo himself --that is, until Kao's friend Parrot rescues him from his cage aboard a ship.
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XboxBoomtown
Unfortunately, as much as this game would like you to believe it’s suitable for all ages, I believe it’s been made with kids in mind and at the same time, someone in the Quality Control department at Jowood has thought that low quality will be fine for said same children.