• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2006
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. 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.
  2. Koa falls under the "better-than-nothing" category if you're a real platform addict. Overall it's not a bad game but it has the potential to be so much better.
  3. It's a shame, as obvious care has been put into a rather cynical and totally unoriginal concept. Some nice touches, but we've basically seen it all before. [Christmas 2005, p.104]
  4. 60
    In this age of Director's Cuts and double dips for titles, taking a two year old title and leaving what appears to be inherent flaws in the game design is indefensible.
  5. This truly is a game wallowing in the mire of generic, insipid, uninspiring platformers, and unable to see any easy way out. Whenever there is an opportunity for it to do something interesting or different, it disappoints by not doing it and returning to predictable form.
  6. The biggest flaw of the game, what makes it just about unplayable, is the horrific camera and its lack to obey any command you shout at it.
User Score
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 17, 2015
    6
    This game is basically Kao the Kangaroo 2, but slightly worse, as the port is rather bad. Worse camera and controls than on PC and that saysThis game is basically Kao the Kangaroo 2, but slightly worse, as the port is rather bad. Worse camera and controls than on PC and that says something.

    There is a multiplayer mode, but good luck finding someone to play this game with as (I believe) each person needs to have their own UMD disc.

    The only remedy factor are the 4 new levels (aka a new world) exclusively designed for this game.
    The problem is that the first level of the "new batch" was the only bugged level in my game where certain collectibles simply did not appear and I was unable to finish it 100%. The second level is another chasing level with bad and delayed controls, followed by another gimmick level focusing on sliding, so once again, you'll be having problems with controlling your character. The boss fight is mediocre.

    All in all, if you can, play the original Kao 2 and watch the new levels on YT, because they are not worth the price of a full game.
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