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In the peaceful town of Carpentersville, some workers known as The Rusty Nailers decide to bulldoze a house that belongs to Harry. Harry is certainly not happy with this, and goes on a rampage, destroying workers that get in his way. As Harry, you can destroy workers in one of two ways: you can smash them when one of them gets near them, or you can pound the ground, and by doing this, you will send shockwaves in both directions.

There are four environments in which Harry needs to get through: construction sites, sewer, ship, and the mansion where Harry meets the leader who ordered the demolition of his house. At the end of each environment, a boss needs to be defeated in order to proceed to the next environment. In between these, there are bonus stages in which you have to destroy a number of enemies before time runs out.


Hammerin' Harry Arcade End of stage boss.
Hammerin' Harry Arcade Surrounded.
Hammerin' Harry Arcade He will throw the cover.
Hammerin' Harry Arcade Climbing the pole.

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Alternate Titles

  • "大工の源さん" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Daiku no Gen-san: Beranme-chō Sōdōki" -- Japanese Arcade title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Oct, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Sinclair User Arcade Nov, 1990 87 out of 100 87
N-Force NES Nov, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Joypad NES Jan, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Retrogaming History NES May 15, 2008 7 out of 10 70 NES May 15, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) NES Feb, 1993 64 out of 100 64


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Windows release

The game was one of the eighteen arcade games included in the compilation Irem Arcade Hits.
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