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  • Summary: TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT is a larger than life, 2D side-scrolling action adventure from the creative geniuses behind the Pokémon games

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TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT - Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 23, 2015
    87
    Tembo The Badass Elephant is really truthful to its name, thanks to a furious and exciting gameplay, perfectly tailored for all the fans of the platform genre. There's nothing really original here, but nonetheless Tembo is incredibly fun. Kudos to Game Freak.
  2. Jul 23, 2015
    80
    Tembo the Badass Elephant succeeds as a game about momentum but fails to make the overall package as solid as it could be.
  3. Jul 30, 2015
    78
    The imperative "farming" of levels and the frustratingly sensitive controls deprive Tembo The Badass Elephant from being declared as an instant-classic.
  4. Jul 28, 2015
    70
    Tembo The Badass Elephant is a pretty fun side-scrolling platform game. The game mechanics are solid, but the level design by Game Freak is too simple.
  5. CD-Action
    Oct 17, 2015
    70
    The biggest flaw of this very enjoyable platformer is that it’s too short. [10/2015, p.71]
  6. Aug 3, 2015
    65
    Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. We love what Game Freak did with Pokemon, but Tembo The Badass Elephant is not so special. It is just a standard platform game without adding anything new to the genre. Very unfortunate, as the fun and crazy cartoon theme is badass.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Aug 14, 2015
    50
    One of the most ungainly platformers of recent years. [Sept 2015, p.123]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 25, 2015
    10
    Tembo has a bit of Sonic, a bit of Yoshi and a bit of Donkey Kong and it actually works pretty well, the game is fast, the controls are asTembo has a bit of Sonic, a bit of Yoshi and a bit of Donkey Kong and it actually works pretty well, the game is fast, the controls are as tight and responsive as a good Nintendo game, it feels right to play, the levels are well designed and the game is really challenging, and I mean REALLY challenging.

    Overall Tembo feels like a classic platformer in a good way, it mixes elements from great games of the genre to make a very enjoyable and addictive one, if you love 2D platformers you need to give it a chance.
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  2. Jul 22, 2015
    9
    Actually now that the initial problem at lanch has been fixed i can say it's very enjoyable game and funny long time before i have seenActually now that the initial problem at lanch has been fixed i can say it's very enjoyable game and funny long time before i have seen anything like it!! provided you have a controller to play it properly you wont be dissapointed!! Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2017
    6
    I really like this game, i think that is the platform that i personally most enjoy in last few years. It have everything, a little of mario,I really like this game, i think that is the platform that i personally most enjoy in last few years. It have everything, a little of mario, part of sonic, the destruction of donkey kong multiplicate 100 times. It is 100% worth, i really recommended. Expand
  4. Aug 22, 2015
    0
    Theres no appeal to this game. Every level feels the same as the last, and is incredibly on-rails so theres no way to backtrack if you miss aTheres no appeal to this game. Every level feels the same as the last, and is incredibly on-rails so theres no way to backtrack if you miss a single collectible, and definitely no choice, freedom, or exploration. If you like these types of games, play Sonic, Yoshi or Mario, but pass on this. Expand