Quantcast
Games-db.com homepage: The Game Database Computer Console Arcade Pinball Handheld Traditional
Search
Message Board
Platforms Overview
Home
Games-db / Arcade /

Kangaroo

Database Areas

Platforms


Site Areas

Submit Data
You are a game expert?
You are interested in
sharing your knowledge?
Submit your data here:
email

Top contributors
 
Arcade
Arcade
Platform:

Kangaroo

| 1982
Genre:
Style:
Theme:
Description:

Notes:
Release type:
Units produced: Sun Electronics
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
Rating:
Creator:
More Creator:
More Coder/Software:
Developer:
Manufacturer:
Publisher:
License from/Copyright:
Graphics/Artwork:
Music:
SoundFX:
System/ConversionClass:
SoundMix: Mono
Coder/Software:
More Graphics/Artwork:
More Music/Sound:
Acting Talent involved:
:
:
More Machine Details:
More System Details:
Game Awards Nominations:
Game Awards Won:
Title a.k.a.:
Slogans:
Avg. Playtime:
Legacy/Follow-Ups:
Similar Games:
URL: Official:
URL: Rules:
URL: Hints:
URL: Cheats:
URL: Reviews:
Kangaroo VGMuseum Game Endings
Kangaroo on CAESAR
Kangaroo high score and replay at MARP
Kangaroo on datObase
MAME folder name: kangaroo

Display: raster 512x240 @ 60.10Hz (60.10 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver kangaroo.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
mb8841.ic29 with 2048kb
sha1: crc:
tvg_75.0 with 4096kb
sha1:0e0f89d644b79e887c53e5294783843ca7e875ba crc:0d18c581
tvg_76.1 with 4096kb
sha1:684c1092de4a0927a03752903c86c3bbe99e868a crc:5978d37a
tvg_77.2 with 4096kb
sha1:09fe627a46d32df2e098d9fad7757f9d61bef41f crc:522d1097
tvg_78.3 with 4096kb
sha1:582ff21dd46c651f07a4846e0f8a7544a5891988 crc:063da970
tvg_79.4 with 4096kb
sha1:015387f038c5670f88c9b22453d074bd9b2a129d crc:9e5cf8ca
tvg_80.5 with 4096kb
sha1:31fcac8eb660739a1672346136a1581a5ef20325 crc:2fc18049
tvg_81.8 with 4096kb
sha1:f593a0339f47e121736a927587132aeb52704557 crc:fb449bfd
tvg_82.12 with 2048kb
sha1:94a7a557d8325799523d5e1a88653a9a3fbe34f9 crc:57766f69
tvg_83.v0 with 4096kb
sha1:fca6ba565051337c0198c93b7b8477632e0dd0b6 crc:c0446ca6
tvg_84.v1 with 4096kb
sha1:5016db9d48fdcfb757618659d063b90862eb0e90 crc:e4cb26c2
tvg_85.v2 with 4096kb
sha1:87f4715fbb7d509bd9cc4e71e2afb0d475bbac13 crc:72c52695
tvg_86.v3 with 4096kb
sha1:76b4eddb4efcd8189d8cc5962d8497e82885f212 crc:9e6a599f
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* JFF

* Raine


Recommended Games (Star Force):

Catacomb

Vega

Espial

Night Star (DECO Cassette)

Nova 2001

Star Jacker

Stunt Air

Zodiack

Star Force

Alpha Mission / ASO

Alpha Mission II / ASO II

Astro Warrior (Mega-Tech)

Mission 660

Rafflesia

S.R.D. Mission

Truxton / Tatsujin

Tatsujin (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

Truxton II / Tatsujin Oh

Blast Off

Blazing Lazers

GunHed (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

The Next Space

Omega Fighter

Super Star Soldier (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

Lethal Thunder

Pollux

Strike Gunner S.T.G

Vimana

Explosive Breaker

Final Star Force

Galmedes

Gunlock

GunNail

Nebulas Ray

Super-X

Gekirindan

Viper Phase 1

Fever SOS

Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting


Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Kangaroo (c) 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 -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1256&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 E167 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bonus Time
20800000 1CF9 00000000 FFFFFFFF Invincibility You die though when you fall down a floor
20810000 1F8E 000000C9 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/3)
20810000 2787 00000000 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (3/3)
00000000 E0C2 00000000 00000080 Rapid Fire
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 E06A 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 E06B 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 E000 00000002 FFFFFFFF Sound Test Timer Stop

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
Advert