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  • Summary: Join Kao on his biggest adventure yet! This time the brave kangaroo has to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-gone father. He will need to travel the world and confront the famous fighting masters, who are influenced by the mysterious, dark power. OnJoin Kao on his biggest adventure yet! This time the brave kangaroo has to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-gone father. He will need to travel the world and confront the famous fighting masters, who are influenced by the mysterious, dark power. On the course of his journey, Kao will learn under the guidance of his master - Walt, how to become not only an awesome fighter but also a clever one who uses his head as much as his fists. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jun 15, 2022
    75
    Kao the Kangaroo is a platformer that offers a good variety in its gameplay mechanics, although they take a while to hit their peak. Besides that, the exploration here is rewarding, but please don't rely on the game's saving system.
  2. Jun 17, 2022
    70
    Kao the Kangaroo is a fun reboot that should get your attention. The save-system bug aside, Kao the Kangaroo is a simple and fun 3D platformer that anyone can enjoy. Yes, it doesn’t provide much of a challenge and once you’ve played through you will have seen everything on offer. You’re not getting the next Mario Odyssey-like game in terms of quality; it’s clearly a developer trying to punch higher than it can really go. That said, the game itself is a lot of fun and a refreshingly easy take on the genre. If you’re looking for your next easygoing platformer or just something that anyone in the family can enjoy, you should check out Kao the Kangaroo.
  3. Jul 1, 2022
    70
    Kao the Kangaroo makes a valiant effort in this reboot, but it still feels like half the game it should be. Many mechanics feel unexplored, the final world is a single level with a boss fight, and it’s very glitchy. Still, it’s a fun enough romp for what it is and I hope we see more of this marsupial in the future.
  4. Jun 14, 2022
    67
    If you’re after a game that captures the general vibe of that era’s 3D platformers, Kao the Kangaroo does an okay job. Every level gives you plenty of coins and baubles and collectibles to discover, which means that if you’re the type of person who wants to collect everything you can in one of these games, there’s plenty for you to do. Likewise, the levels are all pretty good sizes, so it feels like there’s a lot to explore, even if the levels are generally pretty linear. But these things are only enough to make Kao the Kangaroo feel like an average 3D platformer, not anything special. While that may hearken back to the series’ early days – and it makes this game a perfect continuation of what the series did back when it was a thing – it’s certainly not enough to make Kao the Kangaroo a game you need to play in 2022.
  5. Jun 5, 2022
    65
    Kao the Kangaroo is the traditional game that does not keep the glory of 3D platform games. It's a nice game with a different character that show us what we already know without anything new. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch version has very obvious graphical problems.
  6. May 27, 2022
    60
    Kao the Kangaroo would not be the best 3D platformer even if it came out 15 years ago, but as a nostalgic return of the average and somewhat forgotten franchise, it brings more than we expected.
  7. Jun 6, 2022
    40
    I really wanted to love Kao the Kangaroo. And while I did enjoy parts of it, the severe glitch I encountered kept me from progressing like I had expected to and effectively kept me from actually beating the game. Once Nintendo gets around to implementing the patch, I could potentially recommend the experience. But until version 1.2 goes live, I cannot recommend it to other platformer fans in good conscience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 10, 2022
    8
    "Kao the Kangaroo" has become a nice title for the console and PC. The storyline, the playability and also the graphics can be seen and"Kao the Kangaroo" has become a nice title for the console and PC. The storyline, the playability and also the graphics can be seen and especially played. The tasks and battles really make you want to play and always put a smile on your face. Although the camera can't always keep up well, these are only small flaws, otherwise the game "Kao the Kangaroo" is highly recommendable. Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2022
    8
    classic 3D platformer. Little glitches but nothing game braking. Been playing games since the Atari. Glitches these days can be fixed.classic 3D platformer. Little glitches but nothing game braking. Been playing games since the Atari. Glitches these days can be fixed. Definitely doesn’t deserve zero! But the eight I gave it! Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2022
    7
    Kao the kangaroo is a simple fun 3d platformer, it's not the best one out there but for what it is it's pretty fun. There's quite a feqKao the kangaroo is a simple fun 3d platformer, it's not the best one out there but for what it is it's pretty fun. There's quite a feq glitches sure but none of them are really game breaking. Also i want to say that the switch version of this game needs a bit more optimazation beacuse the game somethimes chugs hard. But i enjoyed it Expand
  4. Jun 7, 2022
    0
    I'm a huge fan of Kao. Unfortunately, the game is not working on Switch. It just crashes every time before it starts. I tried contactingI'm a huge fan of Kao. Unfortunately, the game is not working on Switch. It just crashes every time before it starts. I tried contacting developers in many ways, but didn't even get any answer. Expand