KAO the Kangaroo Dreamcast

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
Buy On
  1. Dreamcast.net
    76
    Definitely get this game if you are platform gamer and if you are under 12.
  2. Daily Radar
    75
    Because this game is targeted at the kiddies, and because sometimes a little (or in this case, a whole lot of) simple, addictive gameplay is just what the kiddies need, Kao Kangaroo succeeds marvelously on this level. Just don't expect much more.
  3. Dabblers should find KAO's charming antics and approachable gameplay well suited to a weekend or two of lighthearted entertainment.
  4. AllDreamcast
    65
    Destined to be forgotten. Don't waste your time with this one.
  5. 62
    As delightful as our cartoony kangaroo is, Kao The Kangaroo just wasn't exciting enough for me mainly because I've played this type of game so many times already.
  6. Nine out of ten experts agree, this kangaroo should be hopping his way into bargain bin obscurity, posthaste.
  7. It's too short and unchallenging for the current asking price of $40 but, with time, it (as well as most of the DC line-up) will go down in price (and becomes an enticing secondary purchase).
  8. The game is obscenely generic, wildly frustrating and simply not worth the time. Kids will throw tantrums and adults will pull out their hair. I fear Kao is headed straight for the video game character wasteland, populated by such notables as "Aero the Acrobat," "Bubsy" and "Michael Jackson."

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 21, 2017
    5
    This is probably the most obscure Dreamcast title to grace our mad little world. Kao the Kangaroo's character design is ADORABLE and the gameThis is probably the most obscure Dreamcast title to grace our mad little world. Kao the Kangaroo's character design is ADORABLE and the game plays solidly too. You can even place down your own checkpoints! Unfortunately, it doesn't use the dream casts full potential and looks like a budget N64 title. Also, this is pretty much baby's first Crash Bandicoot. If you own a Dreamcast and you're into obscure B-Grade platform ears, I recommend you check this game out. It's not very good, but it's not bad either. Full Review »