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KAO The Kangaroo: Round 2

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Overall 7
7.0

KAO the Kangaroo: Round 2 PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: The original KAO the Kangaroo was released for the ill fated Dreamcast and the PC, but never saw the light of day on the current trio of consoles. He may be an extremely generic cartoon Kangaroo, but KAO’s sequel is a good solid platformer as well as a throwback to the origins of the genre. KAO the Kangaroo: Round 2 is a title that retains the platforming essentials, but doesn’t attempt to sail into the bold new waters that many games have continued to seek.
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Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 Review

GameSpot
21 December 2006
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Familiar 3D platformer design, Different weapons and vehicles keep the action lively, Environments are packed with destructible objects, Sharp visuals and charming audio
  • Cons: Straightforward levels, Lightweight difficulty, Generic presentation, Over too soon
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

RewiredMind.com
27 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Getting straight to the point, dear reader: the development process for Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 seems to have consisted of little more than checking the relevant platforming boxes. The game is such a mish-mash of videogaming clichés: the amount of intertextuality here almost trumps the masterful WarioWare. You see, every corner brings another episode of déjà vu. Kao’s Miyamoto-influenced signature butt-stomp.
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Kao the Kangaroo Round 2

swapgame
12 May 2006
  • Excerpt: 2001 saw the release of Kao the Kangaroo on Dreamcast and PC, a platformer in which a loveable Kangaroo is taken from his home land and must jump and box his way back to his antipodean home. Now the Kangaroo who wears shoes, shorts and boxing gloves is back. This time his animal chums have been kidnapped by the evil hunter Barnaba, and Kao is the only one who can rescue them.
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Overall 3
3.0

Kao the Kangaroo Round 2

Gamecell
19 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The only reason I have not awarded this game the lowest possible mark is that it is not quite bad enough. It is a bog standard game deserving a bog standard score. Graphically it looks okay. The music and sound effects are okay, although the voice acting is especially poor. It’s all just okay .
  • Pros: Obviously one for the kiddies, as long as they're not too discerning.
  • Cons: Supremely unoriginal., Bad voice acting., Seen it all before done better.
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Overall 3
3.0

Kao the Kangaroo Round 2

Sofa Cinema
10 February 2007
Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

PixiTroc
2 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Le jeu coup de poing ! Dans le coin droit, l'horrible chasseur Barnaba et dans le coin gauche le redoutable kangourou Kao. Afin d'aider ses compagnons, Kao se lance dans une aventure folle : délivrer ses amis enlevés et mettre KO le chasseur Barnaba. Retrouvez un kangourou unique et drôle...
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Overall 7
6.5
Appearance 7
6.5
Atmosphere 6
6.0

Pinball Challenge

GameCaptain
2 November 2005
  • Conclusion: Ultimate Pinball Challenge bietet leichte Kost, die besonders für Flipperneulinge bekömmlich sein dürfte. Pinball-Veteranen dürfte es aber schon nach kurzer Zeit zu anspruchslos werden, worüber auch nicht die relativ große Tischauswahl hinweg helfen kann. Technisch betritt das Spiel mit seiner vollständigen Echtzeit-3D-Grafik Neuland, kann aber, in Anbetracht der heutigen Möglichkeiten, nicht so recht überzeugen.
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Overall 8
7.8
Control 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0

Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2

GameCaptain
2 December 2004
  • Conclusion: Kao: Round 2 ist ein solides Jump & Run, dessen Zielgruppe wohl eher die jüngere Generation ist, das aber auch älteren Spielern durchaus Spaß bereiten kann. Es bietet zwar keine neuen Ideen, aber die enthaltenen Elemente sind über den Verlauf des Spieles hinaus so angeordnet, dass es abwechslungsreich erscheint, und eigentlich zu keinem Zeitpunkt langweilig wird. Mit einer Spielzeit von etwa 10 bis 15 Stunden ist das Spiel jedoch etwas kurz ausgefallen.
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