1982 platformer Kangaroo is this week's Arcade Archives release

July 18, 2020 1 min read

Hamster has released another oddity from the golden age of the coin-op era. Kangaroo from Sun Electronics joins the Arcade Archives range, and is now available to download on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Released back in 1982, when even yer boy Moyse was knee-high to a grasshopper, Kangaroo is a single-screen platformer which sees a brave momma kangaroo scale a dense tree-top in order to rescue her baby from an army of troublesome monkeys. Rocking boxing gloves years before Tekken's Roger was even a gleam in Harada's eye, our hoppity hero must scale branches, climb ladders, and deliver haymakers to simians left, right, and center if she is to be reunited with her beloved joey.

You can check out this quaint release in the video below, courtesy of Old Classic Retro Gaming.

1982 platformer Kangaroo is this week's Arcade Archives release screenshot

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