Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 – Cheats and Hidden Launch Pptions

Would you like to spice up your gameplay? Now you will know how!

Howdy Fellow Kangaroos!

You will learn a bunch of useful cheats from this guide. I hope these will make your game experience a more exciting one.

Launch Options

Go to “Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2” properties menu and choose Set launch options… button.

There you can try out many of the following options (separated by spaces, without quotes!):

“-$=” – set number of ducats on new game, for example:-$=3000
“-c=” – set number of crystals on new game, for example:-c=250
“-s=” – set number of stars on new game, for example:-s=255
“-novbr” – disable gamepad vibrations

“-notm” – disable Torpedo Mode screen (“Lair of Poison” boss stage)

“-lqae” – low quality atmoshperic effects (like snowflakes and raindrops)

“-nosv” – disable Kao’s shadow

“-nofss” – disable Full Screen Sprite (fade-in and fade-out effects)

“-loadtest” – load every level from the game. You can hold down ESC/START button on loading screen to stop the process, then close down the game, disable this option and reload your save file on a selected stage.

“-nopcf” – skip parsing default config files (“media/elephant2.ini”, “media/user.ini”)

“-setpf” – set a save file flag:

  • “-setpf0=-1” – first cutscene in the “Dark Docks”
  • “-setpf0=1” – cutscene after defeating Shaman
  • “-setpf0=2” – cutscene after defeating Engineer
  • “-setpf0=3” – cutscene after defeating Octopus
  • “-setpf0=4” – cutscene after defeating Pirate
  • “-setpf0=5” – cutscene after winning the motorboat race
  • “-setpf6=1” – Kao already collected treasure in the “Volcano” (set it to any other value and you can fish out treasure chests again!)
  • “-setpf7=1” – Kao already got 1000 ducats in a “Race” (set it to less or equal to 0 and you can claim your prize again!)
  • “-setpf9=1” – BOSMAN IS GONE
  • “-setpf31=0” – something special in the “Beavers’ Forest”…

Cheat Codes

First, you need to set up your SELECT key. If you are playing with keyboard, please open:

  • “%LOCALAPPDATA%\Kao – Round 2\key.ini”

in notepad and locate option KF_R1_key. By default it should be set to:

  • KF_R1_key = 210

Which is a Direct Input code for INSERT key (“DIK_INSERT”).

Then, you want to pause the game. On main menu, hold down your SELECT button and then press listed keys in order. You will hear a sound if you entered your cheat code correctly.

Go to the next level! (“OPEN_NEXT_LEVEL”)
x JUMP
q ROLL
t THROW
q ROLL
o PUNCH
x JUMP

Unlock all levels in the level select screen! (“OPEN_ALL_LEVELS”)
x JUMP
q ROLL
t THROW
q ROLL
q ROLL
o PUNCH
t THROW
x JUMP

Get 250 crystals! (“OPEN_BONUS_LEVELS”)
x JUMP
q ROLL
o PUNCH
t THROW
q ROLL
o PUNCH
t THROW
x JUMP

Partial invulnerability! You can still die in water hazards and deadly pits. (“UNLIMITED_ENERGY”)
x JUMP
q ROLL
x JUMP
o PUNCH
q ROLL
o PUNCH
t THROW
x JUMP

Get an unlimited amount of boomerangs! (“UNLIMITED_BOOMERANGS”)
x JUMP
t THROW
q ROLL
o PUNCH
q ROLL
o PUNCH
t THROW
x JUMP

Get 50 stars and unlock the first skill! (“STARS_50”)
x JUMP
o PUNCH
t THROW
o PUNCH
o PUNCH
o PUNCH
x JUMP

Get 100 stars and unlock the second skill! (“STARS_100”)
x JUMP
o PUNCH
t THROW
o PUNCH
t THROW
o PUNCH
x JUMP

Get 150 stars and unlock the third skill! (“STARS_150”)
x JUMP
o PUNCH
q ROLL
o PUNCH
q ROLL
o PUNCH
x JUMP

Get 200 stars and unlock the fourth skill! (“STARS_200”)
x JUMP
o PUNCH
t THROW
q ROLL
t THROW
o PUNCH
x JUMP

Get 250 stars and unlock the fifth skill! (“STARS_250”)
x JUMP
t THROW
o PUNCH
t THROW
o PUNCH
t THROW
x JUMP

Show Kao’s X, Y and Z position on screen! (“SHOW_HERO_POS”)
x JUMP
o PUNCH
x JUMP
q ROLL
x JUMP
o PUNCH
x JUMP

Load all levels in order! (“LOADTEST”)
x JUMP
q ROLL
t THROW
o PUNCH
x JUMP
o PUNCH
t THROW
q ROLL
x JUMP

Written by: Radix35