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Description

The player takes the role of Cecil Pitt, a wannabe rock star manager. They must choose from 1-4 rock stars (with names such as Tina Turnoff and Wacko Jacko) to manage by viewing their audition tapes. Once the player has chosen their artists then they have to choose what kind of gear to get them - spanking new, second hand, or dodgy. The dodgy gear is dirt cheap but the player might pay for their choice later on in the game.

To make the group a star the player has options such as practicing, publicity stunts, and buying gifts for their stars. Each action choosen advances the calendar by one day. The player has until December to achieve their ultimate aim of superstardom - represented by a line graph which rises or falls depending on the performance of the band's releases.

Once the player's band has recorded their first album the player can choose to release the single and/or the album. The single needs a video to go with it which costs varying amounts of cash depending on which director is chosen to direct it. The player can choose to go for publicity, but this can be risky as there is a chance that one of the rock stars will be in the papers as an ex-rock star who died in any of many strange ways (all that's missing is a 'bizarre gardening accident'). Publicity affects sales directly and also affects the crowds who attend the gigs. The player loses the game if either they run out of money or all of their rock stars die.

Screenshots

Rock Star Ate My Hamster Amiga Gig announcement
Rock Star Ate My Hamster Atari ST Select the size of the band
Rock Star Ate My Hamster Commodore 64 I think I take Lumme.
Rock Star Ate My Hamster Atari ST In the recording studio

Promo Images

Rock Star Ate My Hamster Magazine Advertisement
Rock Star Ate My Hamster Magazine Advertisement
Rock Star Ate My Hamster Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Rockstar" -- Alternate title

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User Reviews

Half of me says it's brilliant, half of me says it's terrible Amiga Martin Smith (81122)

Critic Reviews

Amstrad Computer User Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Nov, 1989 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1990 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 8.8 out of 12 73
Power Play ZX Spectrum May, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum May, 1989 71 out of 100 71
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

References

  • "The Stun", a newspaper that appears in the game, is a parody of the popular tabloid paper from the U.K., The Sun.
  • The title of the game is a pun on a famous article that appeared in The Sun on March 13, 1986, titled "FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER".

Contributed to by Neepie Lantern (531) and Martin Smith (81122)