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Hammerin' Hero - Gen. Discussion & Info - Out 4/8/09

#1 Mana Knight   Chrom CAGiversary!   14401 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:34 PM

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Official Site:

Some info:

Wacky side-scrolling beat ‘em up — Play as Gen-san as he hammers away at corporate evil across Japan and the world in this vibrant, action-packed platformer. The comic adventure unfolds fully-voiced in English and Japanese.

Be more than a hammerin’ hero — Choose from a variety of jobs, including sushi chef, baseball player, and diver, to give Gen different costumes and attacks as he fights through 12 crazy stages. Along the way, make allies in battle, collect loads of items, and even unlock two more playable characters!

Ad-hoc multiplayer — 2 players can play together and compete for the best score on each level over ad-hoc wireless play. Why hammer alone when you can hammer with a friend?


I once downloaded this demo a while ago and found it a lot of fun (too bad I can't locate that demo). After finding out Atlus was releasing this stateside (at the price of $29.99), I got pretty excited. Definitely a fun side-scrolling game.

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Edited by The Mana Knight, 02 March 2009 - 10:51 PM.

#2 ratzombie   aka yunkie CAGiversary!   12862 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:49 PM

You'll have to find the demo for me, I'd like to check this game out. It looks pretty awesome, Atlus has some really interesting games coming out for the PSP (and DS.)

#3 ratzombie   aka yunkie CAGiversary!   12862 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:31 AM

I checked out the "demo" (it was really short) but I was able to get a feel for the gameplay, I get a Mega Man Powered Up feel from it.

Also, I saw Gamestop will have a pre-order bonus, not sure if any other retailers will:

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#4 Hostile   Dark Evangel CAGiversary!   3159 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:56 PM

I tried the demo as well and I thought it was a pretty useless game.

I went on a demo downloading binge and Yuusha no Kuse no Namaikida was so much more awesome. I need to get to Yuusha 30 and Patapon 2.

#5 punkmaggit   Masashi Hamauzu > you CAGiversary!   2506 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:47 PM

Hardcore Gaming 101 just did an article highlighting the Hammerin' Harry series.


They also cover the new game, which isn't sounding so good :-(

This is by far the most ambitious, most inspired entry in the series, but there's one major problem - the action itself is slow and sluggish. Compared to the blazing fast pace of the arcade games - or even the slower pace of the Gameboy titles - Hammerin Hero feels remarkably sluggish. It doesn't help that it's also filled with tons of slowdown. It doesn't ruin the game, but it does keep it from nesting alongside other high-quality PSP sidescrollers like Dracula X Chronicles, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, and Prinny.

If anything, I'll wait until this hits $20.

#6 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5261 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  


Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:44 AM

The trailer reminded me a lot of Mystical Ninja's Goemon's Great Adventure. I might pick this up for the figurines and it seems like one of those titles most wouldn't give a chance.

#7 shotaro68   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   12 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  


Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:42 AM

i already finished the japanese version, it's been out since last year. a true old-skool feel with a modern look, definitely a must-buy for retro gamers who own a PSP

#8 Mana Knight   Chrom CAGiversary!   14401 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:45 PM

I played the demo and felt it played fine. I'll buy it regardless (sometime).

#9 decon   CAGiversary! Excellent! CAGiversary!   842 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:11 AM

The demo is really fun. The figurines are cheesy with the preorder. I'll wait till it drops in price some. Atlus games usually have limited production tho.

#10 TctclMvPhase   Dismal Scientist CAGiversary!   1980 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  


Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:39 PM

Has anyone played Prinny? How is the difficulty compared to the Prinny game?

I have been a player since the original NES so I can appreciate an old-school challenge, but I prefer it not be ridiculous (liek the harder modes of Ninja Gaiden and Devil May Cry).


"I was perfect....

#11 decon   CAGiversary! Excellent! CAGiversary!   842 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:02 AM

Amazon has it temporarily out of stock. Release date said 4/7/09. Title says 4/8/09.

#12 SuperPhillip   Banned Banned   2238 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  


Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:10 AM

This game gives me a Viewtiful Joe vibe. I must buy this.

#13 DCSholtis   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   11 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  


Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:27 AM

Got mine today in the mail from Gamestop. Plan on giving it a go tonight.