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Average User Rating:
out of 11 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (20-use and 5-level trial, no high scores); $11.99 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #20 in Kids Games

Editors' Review

In the grand tradition of Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball, Hamsterball lets you roll a protagonist through a series of wacky mazes, all the while avoiding deadly obstacles and navigating treacherous precipices. The unregistered version of this cute shareware game allows 20 plays of the first five levels, in either Tournament or Time Trial mode.

Hamsterball has a well-developed style of its own, with unique colors and thematic elements that distinguish each level. You can play its five stages at three difficulty levels: Pipsqueak, Normal, and Frenzied. With no opponents or tricky passages, the first stage lets you get a feel for controlling the rodent, but the difficulty soon picks up. Roaming eight balls, snapping mousetraps, and smashing hammers are just a few of the obstacles to avoid. Each stage has a time limit, and any leftover seconds carry over to the next level, but once the timer hits zero you're one dead hamster. Although controlling the character with the keyboard is slightly difficult, a game controller makes the action more manageable. Also, you can't manipulate the 3D environments, so sometimes you won't be able to see your little guy completely. Expert navigators might zip through the first five levels, but most folks will have a grand time running that poor hamster like crazy.

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5 stars

"Excellent marble madness clone"

July 31, 2004

 |  Version: Hamsterball 2.14


Absolutely lovely looking marble madness clone, with very innovative level design in the later levels.
It used to be very expensive (30$? not sure anymore) but it's definitely worth the money they charge now (and you can check that out first for yourself of course)

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Full Specifications

Publisher Raptisoft
Publisher web site http://www.raptisoft.com
Release Date July 27, 2004
Date Added July 27, 2004
Version 2.14
Category Games
Subcategory Kids Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP, DirectX 8.0 drivers
Download Information
File Size 6.93MB
File Name hamsterballgoldsetup.exe
Total Downloads 200,063
Downloads Last Week 56
License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-use and 5-level trial, no high scores
Price $11.99

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