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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 1.0
Overall User Score (9 votes) 2.6

Critic Reviews

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TeleMatch (Sep, 1983)
Kangaroo ist eine gelungene Version des gleichnamigen Atari-Arkadenspiels, zu der man gratulieren muß. Daß bei Adaptionen für das VCS-System immer gewisse Abstriche gegenüber dem Original in Kauf zu nehmen sind, haben wir bereits mehrfach dargelegt. Dem Spielspaß tut das jedoch keinen Abbruch.
The action in this game never lets up for an instant. From the beginning, the monkeys are already very fast and very devious. Before you can master this game, or even start searching for patterns, you must master the skill of jumping— if you don't, even the best punches can't keep you alive.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 07, 2004)
The sound effects are minimal, but cute jingles play at the beginning and end of each screen. Kangaroo won't impress you with its graphics, but its challenging gameplay should keep you occupied.
Retro Game Reviews (Apr 23, 2016)
Kangaroo doesn't have much in the way of originality but it's still an enjoyable platformer that's worth a look. The wonky jumping controls do mar the experience though and despite the fun gameplay it's an issue that repeatedly crops up and causes a little too much frustration for my liking.
neXGam (Jun 27, 2013)
Im Großen und Ganzen bleibt Kangaroo jedoch selbst ohne den Vergleich zum Original grafisch auf der Strecke. Ansonsten jedoch macht das Spiel mehr richtig als falsch, bleibt aber auch extrem kurz, weswegen eine uneingeschränkte Empfehlung nicht ausgesprochen werden kann. Trotz alledem sollte man sich das Spiel als Fan des Genres auf jeden Fall anschauen und selbst urteilen.
Retroage (Dec 18, 2010)
Kangaroo to całkiem miła zręcznościówka. Co prawda dość krótka, ale jeśli ktoś szuka szybkiej i nieskomplikowanej rozrywki to znajdzie ją właśnie w tym tytule. Nie może równać się z największymi hitami na Atari 2600, ale to naprawdę solidna produkcja. Warto poświecić jej parę minut i zagrać kilka partyjek kasując facjaty wrednym małpom.
The Atari Times (Sep 20, 2005)
At the end of the day though, I am still attracted to this game for some reason. I want to make sure that momma makes it to the top to save her baby. There is something oddly enjoyable about this title that makes me keep coming back to it, so regardless of the fact that it has poor graphics, sound and control, it is going to get a decent rating. If you can find it cheaply -- and I'm sure you can -- it might be worth trying out yourself!
Kangaroo isn't by any stretch a bad game; in fact it's kind of cute for awhile, but it's hardly what you would call addicting or riveting.
Oldies Rising (Sep 16, 2011)
Un jeu sympathique pour un plagiat assumé de la vedette Donkey Kong. A l'époque comme actuellement si on y réfléchit bien, les copies ont toujours été un pan non négligeable, voire même culturel/historique de notre industrie du jeu vidéo. Cette fois la copie est bonne et l'univers est attachant. Sans atteindre le charme d'un Donkey Kong, ce Kangaroo est assez plaisant pour figurer dans une bonne logithèque Atari 2600. La version proposée reste certes amputée de quelques subtilités et demeure forcément diminuée graphiquement parlant mais elle fait à n'en pas douter partie des bonnes surprises de la console.
Woodgrain Wonderland (May 06, 2017)
It’s not often I give a game a low grade due to extreme difficulty but once you consider the game’s poor graphics, sluggish gameplay and higher expectations from the designers, Kangaroo rates a D+.

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