A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You are a pet owner taking good care of hamsters.
Positive Role Models
The game features hamsters.
Ease of Play
This game's easy to play.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a good introduction to simulation games for young kids. There isn't much educational content in this cute pet simulation for Nintendo's DS, but young players will enjoy it because it offers easy, non-frustrating play. Part of its allure is the fantasy element -- the hamsters talk!
Is It Any Good?
On the whole, while Hamsterz Life doesn't offer the depth of play that Nintendogs does, this colorful, cute game isn't designed for that purpose. Since the game appeals to younger kids, it would have been nice to include more challenging Mini games or a broader educational focus. But as an introduction to simulation games, Hamsterz works fine.
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