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Release: May 2013
Reviewed on: iOS

Hamster Life

Site Score
Good: 40+ hamsters – Possible to earn premium currency
Bad: Bad translations – Match 3 element is sloopy
User Score
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If you adore hamsters then the mobile title Hamster Life might just be the animal collecting title for you. This free game challenges players to not only raise, feed and breed but also unlock all the available cute hamsters.


To start players will name their house and pick their first hamster, while there is only 1 available to star the game players will eventually be able to unlock all 40+ hamsters which have their own unique styles. Breeding is also a key mechanic that lets players match their favourite hamsters together to create a new baby.

With your selected hamster in the cage players can pet them to boost their happiness and your own player level. Tapping is one of the main ways to level up (although it is limited by stamina) and a primary driver in the leader board rankings within the game.

In addition to the cage area players can also take their hamster for a walk or visit the playground which lets you interact further with your animal friend. Walking your hamster involves a simple match three puzzle game with has 100s of stages along with various events. While this game can be a little slow and the game pieces a little too small it is a very effective way to earn gold coins, cheese and additional hamsters once certain stages are complete.


These gold coins are the main game currency in Hamster Life and can be subsequently spent on new food items or collectibles. Once a collectible collection is completed players can get a new hamster for their cage. While cheese sis the premium currency which lets you purchase costumes for hamsters and boost the number of hamsters you can have at any one time.

Overall Hamster Life is a fun little collecting game although the poor translations do make it difficult to understand what to do without some trial and error.


  • Collect the 40+ hamsters and play with them in your house.
  • Play the match three puzzle game to earn gold coins.
  • Breed hamsters together for new variants.
  • Dress up your pets with various fashion items and take photos.
  • Free to play title on iOS and Android.

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Hamster Life, 7.8 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
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