FLYING HAMSTER HD
The Game Atelier
things are just fact. Like that hamsters can’t fly (well, without a
swift punt to the tuckus, but then we’d be the first to sic PETA
onto you – and they’re a weird mob...)
Newton the Hamster was
never informed of this inability to get airborne, so the fact that
he does (Rocket J Squirrel goggles and all) in this vivid
cute-‘em-up isn’t anything he ever questioned. A bastardly giant
eagle kicked sand in Newton’s face on the beach one day, swooping
down and soaring off with his gal, Sookie. Who we assume is a
hamster too, but you never know in hyper-cutesy Japanimatedy things
like this. Anyway, rescue are belong to us!
imagine Fantasy Zone, Parodius and Rabio Lepus
smushed together and you’ll have an idea what’s going on within
the confines of this Vita thingy. It's cutesy, but Flying
Hamster HD’s no softcock shmup. Think classic horizontal
scrollers like R-Type. The graphics may be wild and
cer-a-zee, but the mechanics are as evil as anything all serious,
metallic and space alieny.
You – that being Newton, who’s
assigned you as his joystick-wiggling proxy - take to six varied
levels, as assorted oddities take to you with weaponised weaponry.
Chooks that lay exploding googies, killer cows, laser owls,
terminator squids and much more seem to be on that aforementioned
giant eagle’s payroll. But you’ve the advantage of memorising
patterns to make further progression incursions, don’t you?
All you need is spit, emanating from your gob in ballistic form.
Well, unless you pick up bonus weapons like berries, bees and beer.
Yes, beer. Is there anything it can’t do?
It’s short, sweet
and challenging, but deaths are usually your own stupid fault. Nab
trophies and you’ll score extra credits, which you’ll likely need.
You’ll believe a hamster can fly! (Come on, you must have
seen that one coming...)