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Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! Game Boy Color Main Menu


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Make Friends for Life... then pee on them! Iris-chan (72) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.2
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Edutaining Kids (Oct, 2002)
Learning the secret language, Ham-Chat, is vital to kids' progress. They must collect Ham-Chat words by speaking to all the hamsters they run into. New words learned appear in the Ham-Ham Notebook. Players use the words to greet hamsters, sniff things, dig things up, to apologize, climb up trees and ladders, roll into objects for surprises, and so forth. They use words to coax Ham-Hams to go back to the Clubhouse and to learn more words!
Portable Review (May 12, 2006)
Overall, this is an excellent usage of the Hamtaro license. While there is little difficulty for most, even the most hardcore of fans will be unable to resist the adorable visuals and compelling gameplay. Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! is gaming goodness. The gameplay is ultimately flawless, which is what many games lack. If you avoid this game based on the series attached, then you aren’t a true gamer, I say.
80 (Mar, 2009)
Die lustigen Nager haben mich überrascht. Quatschen, Rätseln und die Gegend genauestens erkunden - dieses Adventure kann auch ältere Spieler, die sich nicht an der zuckersüßen Präsentation stören, blendend unterhalten. Da Umfang und Langzeitmotivation etwas zu kurz kommen, bleibt dem Spiel leider die Höchstwertung verwehrt.
IGN (Nov 04, 2002)
I'll be the first to admit that I was a little hesitant in reviewing the very first hamster game in the Game Boy's US library. Could I handle the syrupy sweet cuteness inside the box with that glassy-eyed hamster staring right back? But I was hooked into the adventure the second I found the "Go-P" command in my Hamspeak vocabulary. Yes, it does exactly what it sounds like. Activate this command, and Hamtaro relieves himself in the most adorable fashion. Why is it there? Who the heck cares! Go-P! All the way!
GamePro (US) (Dec 02, 2002)
Nintendo excels at enticing people to explore strange new worlds. Hamtaro is no different as you burrow down into the secret land of the Ham-Hams (GB versions of hamsters)and they're soooo cuuuute! The adventure takes Hamtaro on a quest to find the other Ham-Hams. Along the way, you'll learn to speak Ham-Chat (Ham-ha means hello) and maybe dance a Ham-Jam.
70 (UK) (Feb 17, 2003)
I guess what I'm trying to do is confess that I enjoyed Hamtaro a lot more than someone of my age really should have. It's a silly, childish little game made for kids which I really shouldn't have spent a whole Sunday afternoon playing - at the expense of you-don't-even-want-to-know-what, but despite sweetness to rival a pulse-quickening, heart-threatening Starbucks concoction and a challenge akin to shuffling a deck of cards, Nintendo's abilities as a child's developer shine through here. And whatever the legions of Cube-bashers say, it's not something they should be ashamed to embrace.
65 (Mar 27, 2003)
Un titre à savourer devant un bon verre de jus de fruits et une assiette de chocos. Nintendo nous sort tout de même un nouveau personnage au design absolument irrésistible, héros d'un jeu particulièrement naïf qui s'adresse uniquement aux très jeunes joueurs.