Hammerin Harry
While this game is pretty much another platform game from an era where platformers reigned supreme, especially on the consoles, it is a very fun platform game. One thing this game has is a touch of humor that is sorely missing from many arcade games. Couple this with some very colorful and animated characters and you have a game that will bring you back again and again.

You play the role of Hammerin Harry, a guy with a very big hammer. You go around and bash everyone in your way. The game starts out with some guys taking down your house and putting up a construction site. You then get your hammer and it says "Hammer Time". Then as the level starts, it says "Let's Get Busy" both of which should date this game for you. You then proceed through the levels, bashing people and objects to make your way along. One of the neat things is that you can whack an object and send it flying at the enemies. This can really ease your job.

But you are not confined to the ground only. You can also climb up utility poles and jump up on boxes to get at or away from the enemy. This will keep you busy as you find out what parts of the environment are accessible and what is just scenery.

The characters in the game are very large and very cartoony. This makes the violence seem more comical as a many with a huge hammer could be quite scary. But with these big headed guys, it seems more like a Three Stooges short or a Warner Bros cartoon, where the violence borders on silly. Of course as in all platformers of the era, you have a big boss at the end of each level.

While at the core, the game isn't much different than a Mario or Castlevania or even a Legendary Axe, it is a fun little game that really tries to be cute and fun and pretty much succeeds. So go download the game and "Let's Get Busy!"

This is just a review of the arcade machine.  If you are looking for the actual arcade machine, you may want to check out ebay.  Click below to see if you can find this game.

 

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