An adventure game for the Game Boy Advance developed by Pax Softnica and published by Nintendo based on the anime, Hamtaro, and sequel to Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite!.Unlike its prequel, which was just about rounding up all of your fellow Ham-Hams, Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak had a more in-depth plot. After Hamtaro wakes up from a nightmare about a devil-costumed hamster named Spat going around ruining hamsters' relationships, Boss sends him to go find Bijou, whom he later learns he must save. Along the way Hamtaro learns about an influx of broken relationships and soon learns that his nightmare about Spat was true. And thus Hamtaro and Bijou together travel around levels trying to fix the relationships broken by Spat and stop Spat once and for all.
Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak contains examples of:
Adult Fear: In Boo Manor, you'll happen upon a painting of a crying hamster. Listen close enough, and you'll hear her crying...and then she'll step out of the painting and tell you she's crying because her son's run away from home.
Ship Tease: This game is full of it. Protagonists Hamtaro and Bijou are probably the main example. It's even used to fill up the last of the love meter!
Shout-Out: Hamtaro imitates Link's"You got an item" pose when pulling out the sword in Wildwoods. But it peters out when Hamtaro learns that the "sword" is really a giant spoon.
There's also the Ham Rangers, composed of Ham Red, Ham Blue, Ham Yellow, Ham Green and Ham Pink.
Spot the Impostor: At one point, Spat first masquerades as Pashmina and coldly rips Penelope's blanket, then masquerades as Penelope and jumps all over Pashmina's scarf, causing Penelope and Pashmina to each think the other one is angry with them. Eventually, Spat settles on masquerading as Pashmina. How does this predicament get solved? The same way Solomon solved the riddle of the two mothers: Hamtaro and Bijou propose that both Pashminas tug really hard on Penelope...which hurts Penelope, so the real Pashmina is the one who lets go first to stop hurting her.