Kao the Kangaroo Trophy Guide

Game: Kao the Kangaroo
Peripherals: –
Time to Platinum: 10 hours
Difficulty: 2/10
Missable trophies: None
Trophies: 1 , 9 , 4 , 2
Author: JimP2121

Welcome to the trophy guide for Kao the Kangaroo. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Series X and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4/5 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Welcome to Kao the Kangaroo! Kao the Kangaroo is a beautiful 3D platformer jam-packed with fun, exploration, adventure, and mystery! Join Kao, the feisty furball, as he embarks on an unforgettable quest to uncover the secrets surrounding the disappearance of his father. He’ll traverse rich environments, filled with hazards, puzzles, and foes. Each turn uncovers another clue as well as revealing a secret world bubbling under the surface. Join Kao in an epic story as he searches for his missing father while learning about himself along the way. Master and uncover the truth around ancient elemental powers held within a pair of magical boxing gloves.

Stage 1 – Play through the Story of the Game.

Follow the story of the game through all four worlds with sub-levels in each to completion. You can collect some/all the collectables during this playthrough or do it post story as all levels will be accessible.

Tips and Notes

Tips and Notes:
~ Throughout the game you will obtain the powers like fire, ice, and leaf (ability to pull things).
Some examples are:
1. Fire can be used to melt frozen walls to reveal hidden items. You can also burn wooden blocks and beams to allow doors to open and reveal lower entrances that you can roll through. Burn any spider webs as these always lead to something you need to collect. Even on spider webs on windows so that you can jump into an inaccessible room because of a locked door. These will often lead to hidden External Wells, Extra Quarter Lives, Scrolls, Diamonds, or Treasure Chests.
2. You can use ice to freeze water so you can go up climbing areas that had running water or water areas to skate on.
3. The leaf will allow you to pull some items towards yourself when they are impossible to reach ordinarily or cannot reach by jumping.
~ The levels are rather linear in nature, but be on the lookout for any hidden doorways that could lead to hidden items. Go through any waterfalls, tubes, or pathways marked with coins as there is probably hidden items behind them. Hit any large red buttons as these will open doorways and pathways that are hidden. The game will want you to explore every corner of a level. Unfortunately, there are no maps in the game to assist you.
~ There are a few puzzles where you will hit the pieces to turn them to allow you to advance through these areas. Once you have the puzzle pieces arranged so that the pathway lines on them are lite up, you will automatically be able to advance to the next area.
~ Destroy as many boxes as possible, especially large groups of them as there is sometimes secret pathways behind or below them that you will need to explore.

Stage 2 – Collectibles and Complete all Eternal Wells.

There are many collectables in the game: KAO letters, Extra Heart Slot Pieces, Scrolls about Foes, and Runes. Throughout the game there are 14 Eternal Wells that you will need to find and play through all of them. There is a special collectible page available here.

Note: You do not need to collect any unnecessary Scrolls, Diamonds, and Treasure Chests.

Full set
Get all other trophies.

Unlock all other trophies to get this shiny new platinum!

…And lived happily ever after
Finish the game.

Finish the story of the game. Afterwards you can revisit any levels of the game for any collectibles that you may need.

Collect the KAO letters on all levels.

There are 11 KAO words to spell (11 x 3 =33 letters) by collecting all the letters within the indicated levels. You can replay any level to obtain any missing 3 letters. See the KAO the Kangaroo Collectibles Guide.

Unlock all extra heart slots.

You will need to have full health which is 10 hearts shown in your HUD in the top left corner of your screen. You begin the game with 3 hearts. You will need to find 16 quarter hearts and buy 12 quarter hearts from the vendors in the 4 different worlds. See the KAO the Kangaroo Collectibles Guide.

Find’em All
Collect all the Kaopedia entries about Foes.

You will only need to collect the Scrolls that are for the enemies in the game. All of these will be earned when you defeat one of these enemies as they will drop their Scroll upon defeat. Therefore, you do not need to collect any other Scrolls in the game.

Master Key
Collect all the runes

There are 50 Ruins in the game that you will need to collect. Some are in plain sight, some are hidden and require a little bit of searching, and some are earned by story related events like helping a NPC or completing a level which spawns Ruins in the main hub level of that world. Always break boxes, as there may be a secret pathway behind or below them. Sometimes you may need to use one of your powers (fire, ice, leaf) to remove an item that is blocking your pathway or hidden pathway like spider webs, ice doors, wooden beams, etc. See the KAO the Kangaroo Collectibles Guide.

Flawless Victory
Defeat one of the bosses without receiving damage.

There are 4 bosses in the game, each during the last level of each world. You will need to defeat one of the them without taking any damage. Their attacks are always the same. If you do not earn this on your first encounter with a boss, you can exit and then replay the level. These are very short encounters that last only a few minutes.

Between Worlds
Find and complete all of the Eternal Wells.

There are 14 External Wells in the game. The worlds and relative locations are listed in the KAO the Kangaroo Collectibles Guide.

Health Insurance
Have 20 lives in total.

You will need to have 20 extra lives which you can either buy from vendors, complete a task to reveal some, or find them scattered throughout the levels of the game. You can go back to previous levels and re-earn previously found extra lives, especially in The Hungry Jungle after completing the boxing ring area along the river.

Defeat five enemies at once with a finisher.

You will need to unleash a Finisher move and defeat 5 enemies at the same time. You can hit all of the enemies first to reduce their health while building up your Finisher move meter. Once you have hit them all twice and your Finisher meter is full, be as close as possible to all 5 of these enemies so that the Finisher move defeats them at once.

There are many locations in the game where you can complete this, and some include:
1. The Frosty Canyon in arena area – 5 Fringers.
2. The Hot Springs near beginning – 1 Fringer and Piranha Keeper drops 5 Piranhas.
3. The Durian Valley – 5 Bongos near the 2 hanging explosive bags.
4. The Dark Forest – 5 Frogsters near band area or the bar area.

Another day at the office
Defeat Jayabaya.

Enter The Jungle Throne and confront Jayabaya. This boss fight will have 3 phases.
Phase 1: Avoid being in the pathway of the boss by rolling or jumping out of the way. When the boss stumbles or is stunned then repeatedly hit him.
Phase 2: Hit and defeat the 5 enemies and then jump and spin your tail to hit the thrown barrel back at the boss. Repeat until the next phases begins.
Phase 3 is like Phase 1, where you will be avoiding the boss. However, you need to jump over the emitted circular energy wave and hit the purple crystal to get rid of his shield. When he is stunned hit him repeatedly. Repeat until you defeat him.
See “Reunited” trophy description for a video link.

Defeat The Oldest One

Enter the Temple of Spirit and confront The Oldest One. This boss fight will have 2 phases.
Phase 1: Use fire to melt the ice on mirrors then go behind mirrors. When the boss is stunned, hit her repeatedly. Avoid the emitted energy wave when she regains her abilities. Repeat until phase 2 begins.
Phase 2: Use the ice to defeat the copies of the enemy by turning them into ice blocks. When the boss goes on her walking staff, jump and spin tail hit herl. Then repeatedly hit her. Repeat until she is defeated.
See “Reunited” trophy description for a video link.

Beat The Eternal Warrior

Enter The Eternal Chambers and confront the boss. This boss fight will have 2 phases. Phase 1: Defeat the 5 enemies, then jump onto platforms while avoiding his chain whips and pick up the blue ball. Throw it at his gloves. Repeat 2 more times.
Phase 2: You will need to use fire, ice, and leaf to reach the upper platforms that have the 3 ice blocks on them. Use the fire to melt them and then hit the purple crystal. This will stun the boss who is on the ground. Hit his hat repeatedly. Repeat this process of getting up onto the platforms, melting the ice block, hitting the purple crystal and then hitting his hat.
See the video below for all the Boss Fights in the game.

Kao The Kangaroo Boss Fight Guide.

Mystery of the Volcano
Wear an outfit from Kao 3.

In any of the 4 worlds there will be a vendor who will be selling clothing items. You will need to buy an top and bottom items that were in the previous Kao 3 game like the Safari Hat and the Safari Shorts. Once you buy and equip them you will unlock this trophy.

Warm up
Complete the tutorial with Walt.

Dojo for Walt is the tutorial level to learn mechanics and “how to’s” of the game. Earned as soon as you are done wit the first level.

Out of Bubblegum
Find and defeat Terror

Enter Terror’s lair where you confront Terror. This boss fight will have 3 phases.
Phase 1: Avoid his pathway, and when he is stunned, hit him repeatedly.
Phase 2: Avoid his moving mini tornadoes by rolling and moving around. When he stops, pick up the blue ball and throw it at the overhanging light fixture. Repeat 2 more times.
Phase 3: Avoid the mini tornadoes and jump up onto the purple platforms and hit the purple crystal. Repeat 2 more times.
See “Reunited” trophy description for a video link.

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