A ninja game like none other.
Ninjas, like pirates, are always cool and trendy. So is adorableness. So naturally, the idea to combine them is always tempting. Granted, it's been done before. A thousand times or so. So have battles against robots. But then, for every overdone idea, there is always a pinnacle, a shining moment, a grand achievement. Ninja Hamsters vs Robots comes close to greatness, only coming an inch short.
But though that inch is still an inch, it won't matter to many people. This game based on a ninja cat (okay, he's a hamster, but he doesn't look it!) is great fun. There's a certain quirkiness in the art, a style in the music, a self-acknowledging humor in the plot, that makes it hypnotizing to all who play it.
It's an action game that doesn't feel like an action game. You control the action by clicking on the enemies. Your ninja hamster (CAT) will slice and dice the robots and missiles, and inbetween rounds you can upgrade your skills, so that you can be stronger or can make combos. It's not a pure hack-and-slash game, or even close. I don't know what it is, but quite honestly it's a refreshing change of pace.
The biggest problem, the only *real* downside to be had was the difficulty curve -- maybe it's just me, but it seems like it's far more difficult than it should be, too early. That's REALLY annoying for first timers. And though it may not be a problem to some, there's always the possibility that the art style is too weird for an outsider to appreciate. The first impression is what hooks them in. Would they be?
Ninjas are forever. Nothing more can be said about it. And while there are games that don't even come close to doing justice to the name, there are also games that do. This one, as weird and difficult as it is, is one of them. Go ahead -- try it. You'll be wishing you had a ninja hamster, too. Just... don't try anything weird.