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Hammer Boy DOS Title Screen (VGA)


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Hammer Boy is an arcade game with similar gameplay to the Game & Watch game Fire Attack. It plays like a cross between Kaboom! and Whac-A-Mole.

Armed with a big hammer, your job is to prevent the American Indians from reaching the tower behind your fort by hitting them on the head and putting out the fires that are thrown from the side. That's really it to the game -- new levels bring different backgrounds (battleship, castle and space base) with corresponding enemies (pirates, knights and aliens), but essentially the same gameplay.


Hammer Boy Amiga Stage 1 completed
Hammer Boy ZX Spectrum Stage 2 - The South Seas
Hammer Boy Commodore 64 The pirates have taken over the ship
Hammer Boy ZX Spectrum The pirates have taken over the ship.

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Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Retro Game Reviews Commodore 64 Aug 02, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50


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Based on what comic?? 1 Silvano Ciccioli (88)
Jun 12, 2016



The C64 version's coder Pablo Toledo has admitted on http://www.lemon64.com/?game_id=1137 that he doesn't think much of the game, and seems to admit that it was a rush conversion done for the money - and he nearly didn't get that anyway.

Dark Amiga Version

The Amiga version looks dark when compared to the Atari ST version because of a rushed conversion job. The authors used the ST palette values directly, which results in reduced brightness. This wasn't uncommon in Dinamic games - they made the same error in After the War.
Contributed to by Kohler 86 (7958), Martin Smith (79085) and Neville (3442)
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