Nintendo Life 8.0: http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/...eshop/de_mambo
Cubed3 8.0: http://www.cubed3.com/review/4014/1/...do-switch.html
De Mambo does exactly what it is meant to do by taking over your living room and providing you and your family or friends with utter chaos and fun. The core gameplay works a treat and its simplistic control method and ideology suit the game perfectly, resulting in a competitive title that is easy to learn, yet hard to master.
NomComms 8.0: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2b6j7FNuJ0
While De Mambo might not be the most friendly platformer or accessible party fighter, its frantic play-style and unsettling atmosphere make it one of the most unique titles available for the Nintendo Switch. A lack of online multiplayer does stick as a rather big disappointment, but the single-player content and local multiplayer more than make up for a lack of global mamboing. Between dance-like controls and a single-player that's equal parts addictive and challenging, De Mambo not only manages to be an engagingly speedy platformer, it excels at it.
PauseResume 4/5: http://www.pauseresume.com/de-mambo-review/
Nindie Spotlight 7/10: http://www.nindiespotlight.com/2017/...-de-mambo.html
Eurogamer (unscored impressions):
Destructoid - 7:
It's a wonderfully generous game, then, built around that simple idea: a range of one button attacks that more often than not leave you spinning, uncontrollably around a purposefully poky, destructible environment. De Mambo is made with wit and obvious love and a manic sort of energy that is thrilling to witness. It proves, once again, that the best feature the Switch has is that tiny little plastic stand you can pull out at the back to sit the screen upright while you and a bunch of randoms get together and cause havoc.
Metro - 7:
De Mambo isn't the next big fighting game, nor did it deliver on all its promised content from its Kickstarter as it had been stated there would be a Zelda II-like campaign mode which isn't here, instead replaced by the short stage-based solo mode. That being said, I like De Mambo alright. It's a fun distraction to casually play with friends -- be they competitive or casual -- and will perhaps help hold us all over till a proper Smash Bros. releases on the Switch; much like how the developers waited for a 3DS version. This is one fun little dance.
In Short: A noble attempt to offer an alternative to Smash Bros., and although there are some mechanical issues the multiplayer is still plenty of fun regardless.
Pros: Four-player competitive mode is great if everyone knows what they’re doing. Solo and survival modes are also entertaining, and the whole package is great value.
Cons: The movement system never quite feels right, and more so because your character is a ball that doesn’t actually move like a ball.