As you might have guessed from its name, Hammy Go Round is played in an environment that resembles a hamster wheel. In fact, it has you controlling a hamster as it runs through a series of obstacles and enemies on a curved, rather than flat, surface.
The game has fairly simple controls: tap to jump, double tap to high-jump, and swipe down to roll. These are what youre going to be doing a lot of if youre to successfully avoid rocks, logs, bees, spiders, gaps, and more.
Aside from dodging obstacles and enemies, you can also collect acorns as in-game currency and power-ups including time extenders.
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Contrary to usual expectations, Hammy Go Round is a time-limited, rather than endless, runner. When you hit a snag, its not yet game over; you just get revived until your time is up. But if you wish to continue even after running out of time, you can do so in exchange for a certain number of acorns.
You can also spend acorns to unlock another playable character, a squirrel with whom the hamster is in love. Once unlocked, you can play as the squirrel in a similarly curved world but one that goes the other way, suggesting that the two are running toward each other along a cruel infinity loop. Alas!