Kao The Kangaroo
Kao (pronounced "KO" not "cow") the Kangaroo may seem like a kid's platformer, but that's because it is. In spite of that, the game manages to do a number of things right: The camera is placed at a logical vantage point (although too much environmental foliage tends to get in the way). The controls are responsive enough, giving you free and easy access to Kao's one-two boxing punch, tail whip and kangaroo-jump; digital and analog control are supported, which is good since analog can sometimes be a little too loose for some of the more treacherous platforming; there are a good number of ways Kao can get around beyond merely being on foot, such as riding an alligator or a scooter, using a hang-glider, etc. But bringing the game down to earth is the occasionally draggy framerate, simplistic character models and environments, and an overall derivative feel of having been here and already done that. It's like a slower-paced Crash Bandicoot. Still, for younger gamers (under 10 years old) who own a DC, this is just about the right speed.