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Units produced: Sun Electronics
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
Acting Talent involved:
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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
mb8841.ic29 with 2048kb
tvg_75.0 with 4096kb
tvg_76.1 with 4096kb
tvg_77.2 with 4096kb
tvg_78.3 with 4096kb
tvg_79.4 with 4096kb
tvg_80.5 with 4096kb
tvg_81.8 with 4096kb
tvg_82.12 with 2048kb
tvg_83.v0 with 4096kb
tvg_84.v1 with 4096kb
tvg_85.v2 with 4096kb
tvg_86.v3 with 4096kb
- 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)
* FB Alpha
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
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
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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