After almost twenty years since its debut, a new Kao The Kangaroo is finally out. Tate Multimedia’s game focuses on providing you with a fun and simplistic but heartwarming story with a deep focus on traditional platforming. With most modern-day games tallying dozens to hundreds of hours of playtime, many of you are likely wondering how long Kao The Kangaroo is.
Well, the game takes you across four distinctive biomes, each filled with a main boss and several levels, a majority of which are locked behind Runes that you’ll need to collect throughout levels and each homeworld. In total, Kao The Kangaroo took us around five hours to complete the main campaign, although we didn’t strive to find all collectables. If you decide to try and grab all collectables, the game can likely push up to ten hours, making it a short but sweet experience.
If you’d like to learn more about the different levels in Kao The Kangaroo and how many collectables are available in each level, check below. Please note that all levels excluding boss fights and the homeworlds have the K-A-O letter collectables.
All Kao The Kangaroo Levels
Hopalloo Island is a beach-like tropical island home to Kangaroo Village, where Kao, his sister Kaia, and his parents Marlene and Koby live alongside Kao’s best friend Gadget the pelican, mentor Walt the Koala, and numerous other residents. The island is filled with crabs, and the main levels of Hopalloo Island will see you explore dark forests, Walt’s dojo, volcanic caves, and the lair of the game’s first boss.
The Hungry Jungle
Before being taken over by the power of The Eternal Crystal, the Hungry Jungle was once an area where kangaroos and other animals would gather between training sessions to socialise and relax. Now, however, the area has been overtaken by monkeys and a large business producing and distributing Jayabomb. Levels in The Hungry Jungle see you explore the Jayabomb factory, escape a mysterious enemy along a winding river, a monkey park located high in the treetops, and the jungle’s throne, where you’ll fight the game’s second boss.
The Hungry Jungle Homeworld
The Durian Valley
The Jungle Throne (Boss Fight)
The Frozen Mountains
The Frozen Mountains is the location of a spa and wellness centre run by The Oldest One, a former friend of Walt’s. The centre is home to numerous goat seers and fitness gurus, all looking to provide various treatments to the animals in the world of Kao The Kangaroo. Before facing the world’s boss, The Oldest One, you’ll need to complete the Renewal Process, which involves you exploring a Fringitsu training area, icy slopes, and hot springs before culminating at the Temple Of Spirits.
The Frozen Mountains Homeworld
The Frosty Canyon
The Icy Slopes
The Hot Springs
Temple Of Spirits (Boss Fight)
The Isle Of Eternity
The Isle Of Eternity was once known as the Isle Of Paradise, a beautiful isle with clear waters, colourful environments, and amazing views. Colourful birds once called the isle their home, until the Eternal Warrior arrived, enslaved them and transformed their home into a spooky amusement park where he could carry out disturbing experiments and his eternal business. The world sees you explore the isle, the spooky funfair, the dark caves where Eternal Crystals are mined, and the Eternal Chambers, where the game’s final boss awaits.
The Isle Of Eternity Homeworld
The Sparkly Funfair
The Crystal Caverns
The Eternal Chambers (Boss Fight)
Eternal Wells: What Are They And How Many Are There?
Alongside each semi open-world homeworld, main levels, and boss fights, Kao The Kangaroo has bonus stages known as Eternal Wells. These optional areas are filled with additional collectables like treasure chests, gems, and coins. To complete them, you simply must run through the stage and gather all collectables, surviving the various enemies, obstacles, and traps laid out for you. Eternal Wells are short in length as you can easily complete them within a few minutes, but they serve as extra challenges within the game.
There are a total of 14 Eternal Wells in Kao The Kangaroo, all of which are accessed by following branching and secret pathways within the game’s main levels. After completing all 14, there’s one final secret level for you to try, but we won’t spoil what that is!