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  • Summary: All the hamsters are bickering, and there's little wonder why! Spat, a meddling troublemaker, is telling fibs and causing heartache everywhere. It's up to Hamtaro and best-girl Bijou to follow Spat, stop the squabbling, and get everyone back on talking terms again.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. It's a saccharine-sweet little big adventure, which engrossed us right through to the end, and if you're in the market for a spot of light relief in your adventuring, you could do worse than give Ham-Ham Heartbreak a little TLC.
  2. A pleasant enough game that seems like a sure way to keep fans of the show happily occupied for hours on end. Older gamers who aren't turned off by the cutesy style and themes will find a moderately long and generally amusing trip through this silly little cartoon world.
  3. Pocket Games
    The sheer amount of variety makes up for the game's simple design, and the story is positively adorable. [Summer 2003, p.41]
  4. 80
    Controlling cute hamsters into having cute conversations is definitely not everyone's cup o' tea, but it's hard to ignore that the game has a certain engrossing charm.
  5. Nintendo Power
    A cute, enjoyable game that is suitable for young players. [Apr 2003, p.135]
  6. Running around trying to solve puzzles with trial and error just isn't fun, but it is an improvement over the last game.
  7. netjak
    I really wish it had been made more accessible - cute without being cloying, tricky without being frustrating, and so forth. While a decent intro to the dating sim in the United States, it will require a lot of work before this can ever catch on.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. LeAnnaC.
    Jun 28, 2003
    It's a challenging game.
  2. SpikeF.
    Jun 23, 2003
    This game is better than any game I've ever played.
  3. AliL.
    Apr 28, 2003
    Awesome game! like a puzzle, but beter! it is hard to hate the bad guy cuze he is soooooooooo cute like hamtaro and bjiui!!!!!!!!!
  4. AmalieB.
    Jul 28, 2003
    When I started it, I Couldn't put it down. It should not have too many tips or not give the whole game away!!!!!
  5. OlinaT.
    Aug 15, 2006
    I hav both games..its reali fun, cute and interresting.
  6. Nov 18, 2014
    THIS game is at acme of the adventure genre, and has never been or will be dethroned by any other. I havent seen the show, but I dont have to.THIS game is at acme of the adventure genre, and has never been or will be dethroned by any other. I havent seen the show, but I dont have to. This criscetine endeavor is one to put on your gaming bucket list. Expand
  7. Kenneth
    Jul 22, 2003
    Such a dumb game.

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#23 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003