Kangaroo Promo Video from 1982

Kangaroo is an arcade game that was released in 1982. It was manufactured by Sun Electronics but distributed by Atari. The game bears a strong resemblance in terms of gameplay and plot to Donkey Kong as well as the Popeye. In the game, the player takes the role of a mother kangaroo who is trying to rescue her son. She must climb through treetops, while disabling pink monkeys that attack the kangaroo with apples (which happens a lot to real kangaroos). This video will tell you everything you need to know about the arcade version of the game.


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2 thoughts on “Kangaroo Promo Video from 1982

  1. Rich says:

    I played *way* too much Kangaroo on my 5200, and I recognized the Donkey Kong similarity, but it never dawned on me that there was an element of “the Popeye,” also.

    In other news, I will now begin referring to Popeye as “the Popeye,” because it makes me laugh.

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