The Dangerous Kitchen’s De Mambo
The Dangerous Kitchen, which might be one of the best names for a company we’ve heard in a long time, is developing an all-round tasty treat of a game. A party game, a beat ‘em up game, a game of breakout? That’s the only way I can describe the quirky De Mambo and I was lucky enough to get a hands on of the game at Rezzed.
In De Mambo, you play as a little character who has a few abilities whilst infinitely locked in mambo-hell (or heaven, depending on your stance on mambos!). Your abilities are triggered by the A button on a controller and are controlled by not just what direction you choose to do your attack, but the length of time you hold the button down for. You can charge attacks with a longer press of the button, or you can fire off short and quick bursts.
You die by getting knocked off the screen and when you die in De Mambo, it’s not all over! You become part of the hazards, trying to get back into the game by turning into a Pac-Man-esque metal chomper! You then spend your time with the other fallen De Mambo players bashing into one another for supremacy and for the chance to eat one of the remaining characters in order to get back into the game.
The fun doesn’t begin in the game, however. On the player select screen, you can mess around with your friends in the local multi-player setting by changing what colours your friends are. Honestly, this is the kind of game you play when you know you just want to mess around with some friends, probably with drinks and snacks on the table!
It’s going to be available over on PS3, PS4 and PS Vita as well as Windows and Mac, so it’s worth checking out De Mambo especially if local multi-player is your thing. It’s looking to be released at the end of this year! I was lucky enough to get a few words in with The Dangerous Kitchen, which can be heard below
Not only was this their first game together then, but one of their team had to learn to program whilst making the game! This was quite an ambitious first project together, but I’m glad the team have made it as far as they have. I was also very happy to learn that their Pizzaittas were as delicious as they say. So much so, they were godlike Pizzaittas, a food I’d never heard of before (but now so badly want)! Alas, I was not granted the secrets of their cuisine, so I walked away with my tail between my legs on that front.
The team were great fun to chat to and the game is looking really good! The fact that someone had to learn how to program whilst making this game, coupled with how the game looks and feels at this early stage, is incredible. We’re onto a real winner for local multi-player madness.
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