Hambo – Review – Rambo, but not quite

On May 22, 2012

App Type: Uncategorized

Hambo – Review – Rambo, but not quite

Our rating:

By: Miniclip.com

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2012-04-19

Developer: Miniclip.com

Price: 0.99

User Rating:

The name of this app should already suggest something. The name Hambo is a clear tongue in cheek reference to the popular Rambo, where players can expect to be kept busy destroying things. Brought to you by Miniclip, Hambo reminds me of one of their other games: Fragger.

In Hambo, players take control of a pig and fire projectiles to destroy other pigs in the game. These can range from explosive devices like grenades, to simple weapons like plain arrows. However, the crux of the game lies not in destroying the enemy directly, but rather using the level map to your advantage.

In later levels, enemies will be positioned at awkwardly unreachable locations and so players will have to use the obstacles scattered across to help them. This includes tactics like shooting at ice blocks to create an avalanche or rockslide of sorts, to flush the enemy out where you can destroy them.

As with most Miniclip games, Hambo was designed with cute cartoonish graphics that will appeal to very young children. To add to that, Hambo included excellent sound effects, where cute squeals and squeaks can be heard to compliment the visual effects.

For $0.99, Hambo is a recommended app to get for the little one. The young ones will spend many an hour frustrating themselves over how to hit the enemies, and this is one game that will keep them occupied when you are busy.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Med. Aiming takes a while to get used to.

Who Is It For:The young ones and the young at heart.

What I Like:The cute appeal of the game.

What I Don't Like:Concept reminds me of another existing game by the same developer, though with added twists.

Final Statement:So you think you can bomb?

Read the Developer's Notes:
Hambo the war hero needs help rescuing his best friend Bacon from the enemy's evil clutches! Make use of your deadly arsenal and destroy those who dare to oppose Hambo on his noble rescue mission. Now's the time to eradicate injustice in this dangerous battlefield.

Vanquish your enemies over 5 mission packs, and fight your way to Bacon in more than 200 reactive physics puzzles. Head to the store to change Hambo's look in more than 20 cool ways!

This game will entertain you with hours of explosive fun!


? More than 200 levels over 5 mission packs (and more to come!)
? Over 20 cool costumes to leverage your gameplay experience
? Amazing retina graphics
? Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements
? Game music, which automatically switches itself off at start when playing other music on your iPod/iPhone
? Interactive tutorial to learn how to play

Try also the free web version of Hambo on our website:

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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