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Kao the Kangaroo
Bend the Roo’les (DLC)


Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: Tate Multimedia
Developer: Tate Multimedia
RRP: £6.49
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Age Restrictions: 7+
Release Date: 04 May 2023

Rules are meant to be broken, but rooles are meant to be played. Turning Kao the Kangaroo upside down, Bend the Roo'les is a whole new way to experience the neck-stretching, snoot-booping furry icon. It’s the only way you can bend all the rules without doing something illegal. You’ve never seen Kao like this before. The Eternal Warrior may have been defeated, but the influence of the Eternal World remains! The largest - and grumpiest - of crabs has become infused with the power of the Eternal World. He seeks to use it to rid the island of all kangaroos and thus be able to indulge in his favourite hobby… sleeping. This power bestowed in the giant crab has granted him physical abilities that he uses to control all the crabs and small creatures around him to become… The Crab King. Only Kao has what it takes to stand up to the click-clacking menace. Will Kao be able defeat the Crab King...?

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If you're a fan of the base game you'll want to snap this up

The latest DLC for Kao the Kangaroo is here. Bend the Roo'les expands the game for a reasonable £6.50 - so if you're a fan of the base game you'll want to snap this up. Of course, the base game has more than enough to keep fans of 3D-platform games entertained for a very long time, but who doesn't relish the opportunity to expand on something they thoroughly enjoy?

I'm glad to see the studio and developer continuing to support this game. I'd neatly packed it away and was eager to dig it out again, put on my boxing gloves and head back into the bright and colourful Eternal World. It was easy to pick up and play again... although I have to admit to finding it a little difficult to work out how to access the new content.

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If you enjoyed the base game, there's hours more fun here

The DLC includes five new levels, five new challenges, and new bosses. There's also a new storyline, with humorous story cut sequences.

Of course, the levels can be frustratingly challenging, as on occasion they are punishingly tough, but it won't take you too long to get your head around the traps and challenges.

Obviously, the new content won't appeal to those who aren't that bothered about the main game. But if, like me, you enjoyed the base game, there's hours more fun here.


Darren Rea

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