For those of you less informed, August 8th has been deemed “Review A Bad Game Day” by the folks over at 1 More Castle, a site dedicated to the gaming of yesteryear. I’m participating for the first time this year, and though it was a tough decision on which game I should slam, I finally decided on a game that has given me much frustration in the short time I’ve owned it: Kangaroo for the Atari 2600.
Make no mistake, I enjoy my Atari 2600 and most of its library. I have fond memories of playing Fishing Derby and Space Invaders as a child on my dad’s old Atari, and I enjoy a good bout of Keystone Kapers or Bowling on my own system today. Shoot, I’ll even play the infamous Atari port of Pac-Man once in a while. Even so, my personal library is not without its share of stinkers, and Kangaroo takes the cake.