Comical hero wields mallet in action-packed platformer.
Common Sense Media
23 July 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game's hero is full of comic mischief and goes around whacking enemies on the head with a mallet that can be made bigger via a powerup. In defense, enemies do try to kill him first. Hammerin' Hero spins and falls to the ground when he's hit (although there's no blood). There are occasional references to tobacco (cigars) and alcohol (billboards for fake products). The game is supposed to be irreverently funny.
Excerpt: “It’s a dude with a big head and an even bigger hammer, how could it not be awesome?” Such was my response when the cashier at my local retailer asked me why I picked up Hammerin’ Hero for the PSP, an obscure Japanese title brought over by Atlus. A throwback to the old Hammering Harry titles, the game is a 2.5D platformer touting stylish visuals, a wacky storyline, and an old school difficulty level.
Excerpt: , Irem knows how to make an amusing action game. The artwork is presented in a cartoony, colorful style sure to attract the bright eyes of children and nostalgic adults. The wide PSP screen is put to excellent use, providing plenty of room to maneuver while admiring the elaborate boss's antics.
Excerpt: Name: Hammerin’ Hero Genre: Action, Platform Platform: Sony PSP I have a pretty unhealthy obsession with hammers. In my last three Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, including the one I’m in right now, I always make sure my character, no matter the class, is equipped with at least a warhammer of some sort. Shoot, my latest character is even called Hammer. See what I mean?