Sega must be the envy of fledgling games publishers everywhere. Jambo! Is the kind of game that only the veteran Japanese publisher could pull out of its arsenal. A conversion of an existing 90s arcade game that is just too far left of centre to warrant the expensive development budgets of a grass roots concept – but for a company with a back catalogue that would rival Argos, chances can be taken if there's money to be made.
But there's more logic to this release than just Sega casually pulling out random archived titles willy–nilly. Jambo! never really worked as an arcade title. It lacked the immediacy and frankly the pure motivation to make it truly engaging. But as a kiddie friendly home console game? It's as much a no–brainer as the do–do.