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Zambu Dance

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Nov 2, 2011 | 3:05 PM EDT

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Zambu Dance brings you the secret spirit rituals of the Zambu tribe. Hidden in the depths of the jungle, lays an ancient Kunlangu altar used by the Zambu to contact the unknown forces of the spirits. Lead by a powerful Witch Doctor, the Zambu make a dance ritual every night to summon spirits and forces of nature and ask them for help. Can you follow their steps?

Use your keyboard arrow keys to follow the Witch Doctor steps. Memorize them each turn. Hit the sequence before the time bar runs out. If you hit the sequence before the speed mark you might earn bonus coins. Also you can buy and use items to help you in the game.

To speed up the Witch Doctor sequence hold any of the arrow keys during his turn.

This is the first version of this game, which is still under development. To save your progress and customize your main character, play this game at



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great Game!

I was really pleased with many aspects of this game!

The game play is awesome, and I really loved the functionality/ controls. The art looks wonderful, and i was really impressed by the clean flow that everything seemed to have here. The music completemented the scene perfectly, and I really felt transported into the deep jungle!

Not much I would fix here, Great effort!

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Decent game

This - just like OONi battle - is a good game to waste some time. It can get very difficult if you have to get a combo of 10 or more buttons right and it can get very annoying to see the same sequence over and over again. It's a good thing you implemented a way to speed up the sequence.

The graphics are very nice. There's not much to look at, but what we can see sure is pleasing to the eye. Good backgrounds, nicely drawn characters. Good work in that departement.

The music can get annoying after a while, so it's a good thing there is a mute button present.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


It's quite a nice game when I played it -- although the concept is not very different from the popular game "simon", it was executed well with good graphics and a good background music to boot. I'll elaborate later.

The art: I like the OONi people, or "Zambus" from what I read in the medal description -- they're drawn very nicely, almost to reinforce the "tribal" look. The night sky blends in with the foreground. The foreground is exquisite -- I like how the outdoors feel is represented with tufts of grass, elephant horns on the building, and drummers drumming when the witch doctor says a sequence. It's very lovely.

The sound: The music in the background is very well chosen as well, since I found that the music tempo increases as the number of sequences you have to play also increases. However, it gets a little repetitive at times, and when the game over screen plays, the music plays and loops at the wrong time, like a broken gramophone. I've also noticed that the sound cannot be turned off in-game, and that there is absolutely no pause feature -- when I tried to review this while playing, I lost that round! Mental note: Don't do anything else when playing this game, and don't attempt to. The sound effects are also chosen well and are different for different keys which *may* help playability for visually-impaired people.

The animation: The fire animation, I found, was smooth and like a real fire. The animation of the Zambus moving to the beat of the drums (and the keys) was also smooth; in essence, you managed to nail the animation. Spot on.

The gameplay: I found that there were 2 whole parts missing. Please, if you're going to put up a demo of something, at least finish it! Unplayability of 2/3rds of the game is not forgivable. If you wanted people to test the memory segment alone, then I think you should've just put it alone as well, right? Makes sense. Either way, I found the memory game very good, except sometimes you can get very lucky, and I mean very, very lucky. I got around 6 downs! I just had to bash down 6 times, and since it was just adding on to the rest of the arrows, all I had to do was memorize the last arrow. However, some other times were not easy at all -- I was so confused when I played the game for the first time that I passed one round solely on luck alone, which suggests the game is random, although I noticed that after you lost a round, you'd just have the initial (first) arrow swap, so if you got a LEFT in the first round and lost sometime later, you'd most likely get RIGHT first. I don't know what the significance of that is.

All in all, this is a very well-constructed game built on a rather unoriginal base, but compensated by being pulled off well. It still bugs me that this is only a test, and that 2/3rds of the flash is missing, though.

~~ Summary ~~

~~ Good points ~~
1) Fluid animation
2) Nice music & music behavior
3) Great graphics!
4) Easy to play....sometimes

~~ Bad points ~~
1) Don't submit unfinished pieces. Seriously.
2) Music is repetitive, can't be turned off in-game
3) No pause function in-game!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is good

I think the best thing about this is the graphics. What's weird is that this isn't a game that focuses that much on detail, but it still looks good. It's great that people try to put that in their game. This is a very straightforward game and it's easy to understand. It of course gets harder than you would think. The sounds and everything else seem quite authentic. Thank you for including a medal you get just by visiting your website.

While not the most elaborate, it's still a decent game. It's strongest point is probably how it tries to be like most other games like this. My record for this is 8. I thought that I might get more from the coins that were coming out. Everything is just done in a really professional looking manner and I hope you are proud of yourself.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

nice but too short

I like the simplicity. I like the OONI dudes, there fun and together with the graphics and sounds this is very well made. Me, I'm going to have a bit of a hard time going to 20 (or the 10combo), but I guess for many ather gamers, this'll be less than a piece of cake.
Bad side: Simplicity's nice, but this is too short. Actually, for a test, it's nice, but you should have published it together with the ooni battle.
It also crashed on me. When I purchased the 3rd item, the coins' count didn't go down, I revisited Inventory - freeze - except for the music.