Hamster Heroes

Moby ID: 92372
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Description

Hamster Heroes is an action game based around controlling a hamster encapsulated in a ball rolling through environments similar to the concept of the Super Monkey Ball games. It builds on the concept of the earlier Habitrail Hamster Ball by the same developer and with very similar mechanics. The player steers a hamster through environments floating in the sky with small ledges and platforms to reach the exit without falling off. The game has a large amount of levels as small courses to complete and then move on, unlocking the next one. Levels can be played in a 'normal' mode or in a 'time attack' mode. Moving forward without interruption builds up a speed meter and causes the hamster to go faster. The game supports local multiplayer games through split-screen for up four players racing each other on the same course.

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Credits (Windows version)

21 People

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Head of Programming
Lead Programmer
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Artists
Additional Design
QA Testing
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Audio Production
The game uses GODSt Technology
  • © 2004 Green Solutions Ltd.
Renderware
  • Renderware is a registered trademark of Canon Inc.
  • Portions of this software copyright 1998-2004 Criterion Software Ltd. and its licensors.
Havok
  • Portions of this work were created using software and other materials from Havok.
  • All such material is copyright 1999-2003 Telekinesys Research Ltd.
  • All rights reserved.
  • See www.havok.com for details.

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 37% (based on 1 ratings)

Players

Average score: 1.0 out of 5 (based on 1 ratings)

The game is not on the ball

The Good
Graphical textures and models are decent and the lighting throughout the levels is easy on the eyes. The scale of the hamsters is okay and gives plenty of room to run around the platforms. Some of the gameplay mechanics are unique, such as pushing certain walls to connect platforms together. As difficult as the game is, you do at least have unlimited tries.

The Bad
The lack of storyline, cutscenes, character background and extras coupled with uninspiring music and a single level background makes the game quite bland. You just pick your favourite hamster (which are only cosmetically different) and away you go. The gameplay is like a 3D version of The Irritating Maze but with awkward physics. The cameras shakes and moves around like there's an earthquake as you struggle to maintain the hamster orb's momentum. The only sure way to pass every level is to move slowly and that's not fun.

The Bottom Line
The game doesn't really live up to it's title. With the concept of hamsters as different kinds of heroes, you'd expect a run and gun game instead of a racing game with hamster orbs. The framework of this game had potential but got wasted in a run-of-the-treadmill racing game. It's more fun to play mini-golf with a remote controlled ball. I guarantee that the fun in this game will end at the same instant it begins. Do away with this title, it's not worth it.

PlayStation 2 · by Kayburt (30890) · 2022

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Game added July 10, 2017. Last modified February 22, 2023.