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  • Summary: Play as the hamster hero Pimm and harness the mightiest martial arts powers. Kick tail through district after district on a heart-pounding journey to take down the Vermin Gang, save Grandpa, and restore peace to Hamsterdam.
    The once peaceful town of Hamsterdam is in danger! The vile
    Play as the hamster hero Pimm and harness the mightiest martial arts powers. Kick tail through district after district on a heart-pounding journey to take down the Vermin Gang, save Grandpa, and restore peace to Hamsterdam.
    The once peaceful town of Hamsterdam is in danger! The vile chinchilla Marlo and his Vermin Gang are wreaking havoc.
    Swing, flick, and strike your way through the streets of Hamsterdam. Experience the frantic action, flawlessly execute rhythm combos, and become one with the fabled Hamster-Fu.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Aug 2, 2019
    80
    Hamsterdam achieves something that very few games manage to; Its densely packed action and animation make it almost impossible to put the game down, even if it becomes incredibly obvious early on that you are watching the same animations and performing the same actions over and over.
  2. Sep 2, 2019
    70
    Hamsterdam is a delightful homage to Golden Era kung-fu movies, but if the martial artists were all small mammals. It might get repetitive quite quickly, but if you’re looking for something you can play in short sprints or something fun for your kids, Hamsterdam is a genuine treat.
  3. Oct 29, 2019
    60
    Hamsterdam is a fine game if you plan on playing it in short bursts. Most of the battles are fine, but it doesn't take long before they feel too easy. That repetitive nature drags down the enjoyment of the game, since the variety is lacking from beginning to end, even during boss fights. With decent sound and good graphics with shaky performance, Hamsterdam is meant to eat up a few minutes at a time in between more fulfilling titles.
  4. 50
    Hamsterdam has its charms and definitely some potential. The character designs are fun and Pimm’s stylish hamster-fu feels satisfying to use, but there’s just not enough variety to hold a player’s attention for more than maybe an hour. Dressing Pimm up in goofy hats or a Bruce Lee tracksuit adds a little spice, but the repetitive gameplay will likely catch up to you all the same. I think the developers of Hamsterdam are on the right track, and I look forward to any future games they make using lessons learned from this one, but I cannot see myself returning to the streets of Hamsterdam any time soon.
  5. Mar 3, 2020
    50
    It’s just that Hamsterdam feels like a bunch of empty calories. There’s nothing in the way of depth, and you notice that a lot more when you’re paying $10 than you do when you’re only paying a buck or two. I could see this game being worth it on mobile, but on the Switch, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.
  6. Aug 7, 2019
    40
    Hamsterdam is a mobile title through-and-through. It's got all of the tropes normally associated with mobile games, such as limited gameplay mechanics and a heavy focus on purchasing cosmetic items, with none of the depth you should come to expect from your average Switch title. There's a lot of potential in the game's premise and presentation that could well be capitalised on for any future games, but here it feels like a bit of a wasted opportunity. Add to this the lengthy load times and technical issues, and this is game you'd be best off avoiding.
  7. Aug 1, 2019
    30
    As the game never really switches up its formula, it’s not long before fatigue sets in.