Tembo the Badass Elephant [PS4] | Review [english review #4]

Name: Tembo the Badass Elephant
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Sega
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Genre: Plattformer
Release: 2015

I like plattformer games and i like elephants. Two good reasons to play Tembo the Badass Elephant, developed from Game Freak Inc. and published by Sega.

Core facts about the game

  • Name: Tembo the Badass Elephant
  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Genre: Plattformer
  • Release: 2015


Evil forcses, called Phatom, are attacking the peacefull metropole Shell City. The military force has no chance and only Tembo, a badass elephant who reminds a little bit on Rambo, can safe the city. Okay the story sounds like a B-Movie and yeah it would be perfect for that but it’s okay. A plattformer doesn’t need a epic story because the gameplay is much more important!


Tembo the Badass Elephant is 2D platform side-scrolling game in which the players explores three different zones with each three level and one enemy base, followed by an enemy boss stage. Once all the three zones are completed a forth zone with two levels and the final boss stage will be aviable.

The major goal of every level is to reach the end of the area and defeat/destroy as much of the enemy forces as possible. Rescuing innocent citizens and collecting peanuts for extra lifes (collecting 300 peanuts for one extra life).

Also Tembo can perform many moves to reach the end of every level. He can jump, smashing objects with his tusks, dashing, punching and stomping with his body to destroy structures, enemies and enemy vehicles like tanks. The tough elephant can store water on his trunk to put out fires or shortcut electrical traps.

Graphic and Sound

The title features a cute, beautiful cartoon/comic art style which is the perfect choice for this kind of game. All level looks very good and are different enough to stay in mind. While stomping with the body, tromping or crushing enemies and vehicles the game is using onomatopoeia for the noises. This gimmick fits perfect to the comic look of the game.

Also the game has a nice soundtrack which fits very well to the scenario of the game and the action gameplay.


All in all Tembo the Badass Elephant is a funny, little platformer game with a great gameplay, a balanced difficulty and also a beautiful art style. Unfortunately there are to less very good platformer on the PS4 but luckily Tembo is a good representative of the genre. I give Tembo the Badass Elephant the rating worth playing.

We will read/hear us in the next post. Have a good game!

Autor: DerStigler

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