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Main data
Romset and name:
kangaroo Kangaroo
Short name:
Kangaroo
Manufacturer:
Sun Electronics
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Run Jump
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
80 to 90 (Very Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
512x240@60.096154 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Fujitsu MB8841, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.21 released on may-12 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
NO DUMP
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 38 years ago:

    Kangaroo © 1982 Sun Electronics.

    A platform game in which the player controls a mother Kangaroo who must climb through the treetops trying to rescue her captured son. Numerous monkeys, the kidnappers of her child, roam the levels set on stopping the player's progress. The monkeys constantly throw apples at the Kangaroo which must either be avoided (either by ducking or jumping, depending on the height of the approaching apple), or punched away, the latter of which allows the Kangaroo to punch the apple back towards the attacking monkey.

    If the player stalls for too long or does not punch either an apple or a monkey, a giant ape will appear and steal the Kangaroo's boxing gloves, leaving the player temporarily defenseless. The gloves are returned after a short time.

    Fruit and vegetables litter the levels and can be picked up for bonus points. Each level also has a bell hanging from one of its platforms, which can be punched to make fruit and vegetable items appear. The game consists of 4 different stages, once these are completed the game begins again with an increased level of difficulty.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.25 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Vertical
    Video resolution: 240 x 256 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 24

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 1 (PUNCH)

    TRIVIA
    Released in June 1982 by Sun Electronics.

    David Kirk holds the official record for this game with 921,800 points.

    Kangaroo also spawned a cartoon series of the same name: Ruby-Spears Productions. Produced By Joe Ruby, Ken Spears. Aired as part of the second season of 'Saturday Supercade' on CBS.

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Atari 2600 (1983)
    Atari 5200 (1983)

    • COMPUTERS:
    Atari 800 (1983)

    CONTRIBUTE
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