|The arcade flyer for Kangaroo.|
Around the time of the game’s release, CBS was looking to get in on the video game craze and to combat ABC’s Pac-Man produced by Hanna-Barbera. Figuring to hedge their bets, they licensed several gaming properties and commissioned former Hanna-Barbera employees Joe Ruby and Ken Spears to handle it through their company Ruby-Spears Productions. The resulting series was Saturday Supercade. Making up the Supercade every week were segments based on Frogger, Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., while Q*bert and Pitfall! rotated weekly. The series performed well enough for a second season, however some changes were made. Donkey Kong and Q*bert, now weekly, remained while two new features were added to the line-up: Space Ace and Kangaroo.
|Katy and Joey.|
|The Monkeybiz Gang.|