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
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