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  • Summary: Kao the kangaroo is on the run - he has to stop the evil hunter Barnaba, who has captured most of his friends. Starting deep in the forests of the beavers, your journey will bring you to fascinating locations like the thunder mountain, the sea land and even the lost treasure island. Lots of adventures are waiting - use a snowboard to cross the frozen "gap of no return", win a breath-taking speed boat race and fly on the back of your pelican friend across the sea until you reach the legendary treasure island and the hideout of Barnaba. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Even though it might be over too quickly for platforming veterans, those who like action from the word go will find their long lost pal in Kao the Kangaroo 2. With an enormous and linear breath of fresh air feeling, this game puts the cool back in old school and will have most gamers jumping for joy for as long as it lasts!
  2. Snootier reviewers may give it a pass as it doesn't offer much in the way of innovation or challenges, but it still delivers action-packed excitement. However, it's pretty short and there's not a whole lot of incentive to replay it after finishing.
  3. Sure, Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 does absolutely nothing to push the genre forward; but it's hard to deny that the game is a very fun distraction while it lasts.
  4. Kao's latest adventure isn't very innovative or challenging, but it is varied enough to hold a player's attention for an entire weekend.
  5. The real problem is that it has been done so many times before that at some stages in the game you get that déjà vu feeling you played the same location, executed the exact move and experienced the same sequence of events but this time it's a Kangaroo you are sharing it with and not another endearing character.
  6. 55
    The characters and environments are amazingly generic as well and the graphical and audio production is simply average.
  7. This boring mess of a sequel should KO the franchise for good. [May 2006, p.94]
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  1. MatthewL.
    Jan 5, 2008
    A great game if you like cutsey, bright graphics and that simply fun appeal. But, if you're expecting a glorious game filled with action/adventure, you'd be disappointed. if you're interested in this game I'd at least get it used or rent it. Collapse
  2. AndrewM.
    Jul 27, 2005
    A solid game, but it lacks the creative spirit of the original title.