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Tembo The Badass Elephant Review
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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Tembo the Badass Elephant is a side-on running, jumping and bashing game. You are an elephant called Tembo and can smash through objects on their mission to rescue the city from an invading evil army. Drawing on Sonic, Donkey Kong Country and Yoshi's Island this is a frantic game that focuses on the joy of breaking things. Like those classic games though, this is a tough challenge, especially if you die and have to restart a level.

In comic book style, you control Tembo to charge through three levels each zone to then take on the boss stage. Your mission is to destroy as many of the enemies as you can, while rescuing innocent citizen prisoners on your way to the exit. You are then awarded a medal for rescuing all hostages.

You have different destructive powers. You can smash objects with your tusks, jump or dash into things, punch and stomp down onto things. These abilities need to be used to solve simple momentum and destruction puzzles as well as rush forward in mad destructive mayhem. You can also store water in his trunk to put out fires or shortcut electrical traps.

As you progress through levels you can discover all kinds of secrets, collectible peanuts and hidden rooms. You need to be careful not to destroy things too quickly or your way may be blocked to access them.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/05/2015

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: Game Freak Info (@GameFreak_Info)

Players: 1



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Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 8 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild arcade style violence and infrequent use of mild language. Violence is typical arcade style with your elephant charging into, and stomping onto various ninja characters and mechanical vehicles. No blood or injuries are shown. Mild language can be found in the title word ‘badass’.

Rated for younger players in the US where it is ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players will enjoy the destruction, although will also require to solve the puzzles and pay close attention to find all the secret areas and hostages to free.


Tembo The Badass Elephant usually costs £9.99.

Tembo The Badass Elephant

XBox Store Xbox One £9.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £9.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Tembo The Badass Elephant Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@GameFreak_Info) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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