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Hamsters DOS Title screen


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Hamsters is a Lemmings variant, with the player again in charge of issuing instructions to individual members of a stream of little rodents toward the goal of ushering them toward a level exit (through 83 levels in the registered version!) and their continued survival, all under a time limit. Some of the 12 hamster activity types are highly reminiscent of those of Lemmings -- Sleepers, Jack-Hammerers and Burrowers Down are just renamed from the original -- while others, as in Shoujo Attack! have been assigned more whimsical abilities than in their predecessor, the Catapulter, Sticky Roller and Anti-Gravity Hamster among them.


Hamsters DOS Level 3: You're in the Army now! Notice how the Hamsters now wear green fatigues.
Hamsters DOS Your first Hamster emerges
Hamsters DOS Level 2 starts. The art is a bit crude here.
Hamsters DOS Nuking the remaining Hamsters

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Critic Reviews Jan 29, 2008 76 out of 100 76 Dec 27, 2001 4 out of 10 40


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Freeware release

The game's author has since re-released it as freeware, and the full, registered version can be enjoyed at GameHippo (see the links page).


In the documentation, the author finally arrives at a genre name for Lemmings clones:
I loved Lemmings(tm), Oh No More Lemmings and Lemmings 2 - The Tribes; and thus thought that it would be a fun programming project to venture into the field of "Interactive Rodent Simulations" (IRS). There are many flight simulators and many football simulators, but only a few rodent simulators. I felt that this is a highly neglected and important facet of computer simulation that should not be lightly touched upon. So, Psygnosis has some competition in the Interactive Rodent Simulation field, at last.

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Pseudo_Intellectual (64350) added Hamsters (DOS) on Jan 22, 2008
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