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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.


Kangaroo Atari 2600 Starting a new game
Kangaroo Atari 2600 Title screen
Kangaroo Atari 2600 Gameplay on the second level

Promo Images

Kangaroo Screenshot
Kangaroo Screenshot
Kangaroo Magazine Advertisement
Kangaroo Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Canguru" -- Brazilian title
  • "Arcade Archives: Kangaroo" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス カンガルー" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling

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User Reviews

Take "Donkey Kong" and make it extraordinarily boring w/ terrible control MagFram (43) 1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Sep, 1983 1 out of 6 100
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Oct, 1983 3.5 out of 4 88
The Video Game Critic Jul 07, 2004 B 75
Retroage Dec 18, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Retro Game Reviews Apr 23, 2016 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Atari Times Sep 20, 2005 60 out of 100 60
Oldies Rising Sep 16, 2011 11 out of 20 55
Woodgrain Wonderland May 06, 2017 D+ 33


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Servo (57355) added Kangaroo (Atari 2600) on Apr 20, 2003
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