A puzzle platform game that puts the user in the position of a hamster in a ball trying to escape a puzzle
Windows 98 SE / Windows NT / Windows 98 / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME
Players control a hamster inside of a hamster ball in this PC game, racing their furry rodent avatar through a series of fifteen crazy courses with multiple obstacles trying to get in their way.
Races are based on the old-school gameplay elements present in "Marble Madness.” Every track features plenty of twists and turns keeping players on their toes. Power-up bonuses include point bonuses, and extra time appears at various points to assist players in navigating obstacles and beating the clock.
Racers select one of three adorable hamster characters to race using the left analogue stick. Races are won by navigating through all fifteen crazy courses within the allotted amount of time.
The game doesn't stop once all of the race courses have been beaten, however! Replaying races gives players a chance to beat previous best times. Along with special races, secrets are hidden in various parts of the game as well as the chance to win medals for good gameplay. Players can even compete against their friends in the special multi-player mode, Rodent Rumble Arenas.
Hamsterball is fun for the whole family. The game's cute design and charming premise make it friendly for kids as well as appealing for adults.