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De Mambo lets players take control of up to four characters locked in infinite Mambo! Help them escape this horrible—and somewhat provocative—despair!

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Price: £9.99, €10.99, $12.99

Rating: Pegi 3, ESRB E

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What is De Mambo?

De Mambo is either the best game you've never heard of, or the worst game you have heard of. It's a conundrum all right, but to us normal folk, who love the arousing feel of a button press and the strangely sensual look of cartoon-like characters beating the living crud out of each other in a virtual world, De Mambo is a quite simply a video-game.

De Mambo was designed to be played with one button and a D-pad, nothing more, nothing less. There does happen to be a jump button and other control options, but it is rumoured that the mystically unappealing developers of De Mambo—who also happen to be lazy and ugly—favour this one-buttoned control scheme because they lack the astute brain power to remember that a typical games controller in 2016 has more than one button, but alas, I digress.

Three attacks

Knock your opponent off the screen... By using your measly one button to let loose your three smashing attacks!

Break the level however you decide (thanks to some flimsy architecture) to make your game marginally different each time you play.

If you think you'll croak mid-battle under the immense pressure that is the brilliance of De Mambo, then The Dangerous Kitchen have your back with their patented Loser Rail™. Once you've lost all your lives, you are free to carry on playing in this subpar mode designed to give you a second chance.



  • One Button Action – easy to learn, hard to master gameplay designed to use one action button and a D-Pad for movement
  • Mambo Multiplayer – roughhouse up to four of your friends/enemies in 25 stages of ‘Mambo’
  • Loser Rail – the feature designed to give you a second chance, for those of you not good enough to win
  • Flimsy Architecture – breakable environment for reactive gameplay
  • Solo Mode – 70+ Singleplayer stages designed to test your might
  • Survival Mode – Survive the endless waves of Personal-Space invaders as they try and breach your personal space
  • Play with up to four players on one Nintendo Switch™ system
  • Colour Accessibility – Enhance player visibility, by editing a palette of player colours that best suit you

In the press

  • “De Mambo comes together with some artful presentation - its menus are a thing to savour and would no doubt do Sakurai himself proud” – Eurogamer
  • “There’s something certifiably wacky and insane about all of this, and it has my attention.” – Cliqist
  • “日本製ゲームの種子がイギリスで花開く!!” (“The seed of Japanese games blooms in the U.K.!”) – Famitsu
  • “A mixture of the bizarre and the smart, the artistic and the lunatic.” - Thumbsticks
  • “分かりやすいゲームデザインなので徐々に夢中になってしまう” (“With its easy to pick up game design, De Mambo sucks you in.”) – 4Gamer


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