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* DevelopmentHell: It's been in development for over ''fifteen years''.



* ScheduleSlip: For the longest time, the engine's update page was headed with an animated GIF of Bob's sprite asking James's sprite when the next update is coming out. James responds with "I am working on it!", to which Bob responds by punching him while saying "Work faster!"


* ImprobableWeaponUser: Most of the playable characters. The only notable exceptions are Hasim, who only joins for one fight and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything is marked as capable of equipping swords he'll never encounter in the game]], and Skeppio who uses swords and clawed gloves.

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Most of the playable characters. The only notable exceptions are Hasim, who only joins for one fight and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight is marked as capable of equipping swords he'll never encounter in the game]], and Skeppio who uses swords and clawed gloves.


''Wandering Hamster'' is a freeware RPG made by James Paige using [[GameMaker OHRRPGCE]], presumably made as a sort of a demonstration of what kind of games the engine is capable of making. It casts Hamster Republic's mascot Bob the Hamster as a freelance monster-hunter and adventurer who finds himself (as well as others) getting involved in various JRPG-style escapades. Currently playable yet still remains unfinished despite actual development going as far back as 1997. Current version can be found [[http://hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce/index.php/Game_Wandering_Hamster.html here]].

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''Wandering Hamster'' is a freeware RPG made by James Paige using [[GameMaker OHRRPGCE]], presumably or rather was a data-editing tool that he made as a sort of a demonstration of what kind of games the engine is capable of making.to build this game and then realized its potential for letting other people make their own homemade games. It casts Hamster Republic's mascot Bob the Hamster as a freelance monster-hunter and adventurer who finds himself (as well as others) getting involved in various JRPG-style escapades. Currently playable yet still remains unfinished despite actual development going as far back as 1997. Current version can be found [[http://hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce/index.php/Game_Wandering_Hamster.html here]].


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* ReviveKillsZombie: As mentioned above on Turn Undead, the Glimmer is a healing item which can be used on enemies. Undead are harmed by healing.


* FedToTheBeast: [spoiler:Skeppio and Rathmara's plan isn't to have Bob help them fight Jorungandling, it's to have the snake be distracted with eating him while they attack it.]

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* FedToTheBeast: [spoiler:Skeppio [[spoiler:Skeppio and Rathmara's plan isn't to have Bob help them fight Jorungandling, it's to have the snake be distracted with eating him while they attack it.]]]


* AuthorAvatar: James the bubble mage is James Paige, the programmer of the engine and author of the game. Later replaced with Misa du Hamstre when his young daughter asked why there weren't any girl hamsters playable in the game and he couldn't think of a good reason why not.
* BadWithTheBone: Dusty the Wiener-Dog-In-Trousers uses bones as weapons.



* CombatMedic: James and Skeppio. Various enemies also count.
* DevelopmentHell: It's been in development for over ''ten years''.

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* CombatMedic: James James, Misa, and Skeppio. Various enemies also count.
* DevelopmentHell: It's been in development for over ''ten years''. ''fifteen years''.
* DummiedOut: Numerous elements in the game, often including part of the map of whatever update is coming in the next fifteen years.



* FedToTheBeast: [spoiler:Skeppio and Rathmara's plan isn't to have Bob help them fight Jorungandling, it's to have the snake be distracted with eating him while they attack it.]



* HornyVikings: Gisli.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Three of the playable characters. Though Bob doesn't always play it straight due to the more conventional weapons he can wield.

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* HornyVikings: Gisli.
Gisli Bearbreaker wears a helmet with horns on it.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Three Most of the playable characters. Though Bob doesn't always play it straight due to The only notable exceptions are Hasim, who only joins for one fight and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything is marked as capable of equipping swords he'll never encounter in the more conventional weapons he game]], and Skeppio who uses swords and clawed gloves.
** Bob, in addition to using hammers and other clubs,
can wield.also whack enemies with the detached tails of Plips, a fish, and a teddy bear.
** James and Misa throw cans of SPAM.
** Dusty the Weiner-Dog-In-Trousers whacks things with a femur.
** Rathmara, in addition to using swords, can whip enemies with the whisker from Dusty's stress cat.



* RapePillageandBurn: Gisli Bearbreaker mentions raping and pillaging in his intro. However, he soon clarifies that he "rapes" women consensually and by "pillage" he basically means "trade".
* Retcon: In 2016, the AuthorAvatar James was replaced with Misa du Hamstre.



* ScheduleSlip
* ShoutOut: "Hey, that's like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain's jump attack.]]"

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* ScheduleSlip
ScheduleSlip: For the longest time, the engine's update page was headed with an animated GIF of Bob's sprite asking James's sprite when the next update is coming out. James responds with "I am working on it!", to which Bob responds by punching him while saying "Work faster!"
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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"Hey, that's like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain's jump attack.]]" ]]"
** Gisli Bearbreaker has the same surname as the berserker Olaf in VikingsOfMidgard, the engine's other default game made by a different author. Gisli's surname was not revealed in updates predating the Vikings berserker getting a full name and Gisli indicates that one of his relatives is named Olaf.



* SwallowedWhole: Bob, Gisli, Gisli's ship, and some ducks. By Jormungandling.



* TeleportersAndTransporters

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* TeleportersAndTransportersTeleportersAndTransporters: There is a teleporter in one of the houses in Flanat Village which leads to a hidden wall in an outhouse behind the castle. The outhouse is under guard surveillance due to mysterious disappearances in the area.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Misa du Hamstre is basically Bob wearing a bow on her head and a yellow sundress.



* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted. James' Poison Suds and Soap Shield spells are surpisingly effecient, especially during boss fights.

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* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted. James' Poison Suds and Soap Shield spells are surpisingly effecient, surprisingly efficient, especially during boss fights.



* WholePlotReference: Those who are familiar with Pinnochio will recognize the part where Bob has to escape the inside of the Jormungandling.

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* WholePlotReference: Those who are familiar with Pinnochio Pinocchio will recognize the part where Bob has to escape the inside of the Jormungandling.Jormungandling.
* WombLevel: Jormungandling's Belly is an entire dungeon that takes place inside the gastrointestinal tract of a giant snake. It includes a minigolf course, an inn, and a wrecked Viking ship. Bob can raft across the streams of some sort of orange liquid on gigantic red blood cells.


''Wandering Hamster'' is a freeware RPG made by James Paige using the OHRRPGCE, presumably made as a sort of a demonstration of what kind of games the engine is capable of making. It casts Hamster Republic's mascot Bob the Hamster as a freelance monster-hunter and adventurer who finds himself (as well as others) getting involved in various JRPG-style escapades. Currently playable yet still remains unfinished despite actual development going as far back as 1997. Current version can be found [[http://hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce/index.php/Game_Wandering_Hamster.html here]].

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''Wandering Hamster'' is a freeware RPG made by James Paige using the OHRRPGCE, [[GameMaker OHRRPGCE]], presumably made as a sort of a demonstration of what kind of games the engine is capable of making. It casts Hamster Republic's mascot Bob the Hamster as a freelance monster-hunter and adventurer who finds himself (as well as others) getting involved in various JRPG-style escapades. Currently playable yet still remains unfinished despite actual development going as far back as 1997. Current version can be found [[http://hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce/index.php/Game_Wandering_Hamster.html here]].


*** Ditto Skeppio's Unguard spell, which makes it easier to defeat MeatShield enemies.

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*** Ditto Skeppio's Unguard spell, which makes it easier to defeat MeatShield meatshield enemies.

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[[caption-width-right:320: Sorry, folks. Your typical teenage swordsman and his friends couldn't show up. So instead, we got these guys to take their position.]]
->''Lord Hasim has been overthrown, plips run rampant, and a menacing evil lurks in the shadows... or is it a cactus? What hamster is spiffy enough to save the world? Bob!''

''Wandering Hamster'' is a freeware RPG made by James Paige using the OHRRPGCE, presumably made as a sort of a demonstration of what kind of games the engine is capable of making. It casts Hamster Republic's mascot Bob the Hamster as a freelance monster-hunter and adventurer who finds himself (as well as others) getting involved in various JRPG-style escapades. Currently playable yet still remains unfinished despite actual development going as far back as 1997. Current version can be found [[http://hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce/index.php/Game_Wandering_Hamster.html here]].
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!!Wandering Hamster spiffifies the following:

* AllTrollsAreDifferent: The Troll Fraternity in the mountains.
* BrokenBridge: Poked fun at during the beginning of the game.
* CatsAreMean: Subverted mainly due to the SiblingTeam mentioned below.
* CombatMedic: James and Skeppio. Various enemies also count.
* DevelopmentHell: It's been in development for over ''ten years''.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Done in similar fashion of that of the Franchise/FinalFantasy series.
* ElementalPowers: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Electricity, Poison, Shadow, and Light.
* UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage: James is a member of the Esperanto League of Flanat (ELF). Bob the Hamster completely misunderstands both the acronym and the conversations that James has with the local guildmaster (he assumes that the two are talking mean about him). It's hilarious for the player, not so much for Bob.
** [[spoiler: After taking over Lord Broaste's castle, James decides to make Esperanto the national language of the land that he named Jamesland.]]
* FantasticRacism: The cats make it clear how much they despise hamsters, especially Bob.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Note the cactus.
* GenreSavvy: Bob delves into this territory at times, especially during the BrokenBridge scene at the beginning.
* HilarityEnsues: A good chunk of the field and NPC interactions delve into this category.
* HopelessBossFight: Your last encounter with Lord Broaste is exactly this. [[spoiler: Though you do get a second chance to beat provided you found the necessary weapon to weaken him]].
** The fight with the Jormungandling somewhat counts, though it is possible to defeat it, if not [[NintendoHard extremely difficult]].
* HornyVikings: Gisli.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Three of the playable characters. Though Bob doesn't always play it straight due to the more conventional weapons he can wield.
* MiniGame: Quite a few, such as a plot-mandatory golfing course and a pearl clam minigame in Flanat Village.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Mersheep, anyone?
* RandomEncounters: Played straight. They even occur in Flanat Village, despite the fact that regular battle encounters are usually off limits in villages. Luckily, one the [=NPCs=] makes it clear that they don't show up if you walk on the rocky path.
* RightfulKingReturns: Early in the game, you have to rescue Lord Hasim and get him to reclaim his throne.
* ScheduleSlip
* ShoutOut: "Hey, that's like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain's jump attack.]]"
* SiblingTeam: Skeppio and Rathmara
* StandardStatusEffects: Somewhat downplayed, but they are there. And yes, there are items designed to cure them.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: A freakin' teddy bear. Yeah, it's THAT kind of RPG.
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* TurnUndead: The Glimmer item, which is bought from a dwarven merchant in the mountains, can be used specifically to destroy the undead permanently since standard attacks won't do so. It also heals you if you use it but if you want to be funny.
** [[spoiler: It's also effective against the ghost of Lord Broaste, mainly due to ghosts being aligned with the undead.]]
* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted. James' Poison Suds and Soap Shield spells are surpisingly effecient, especially during boss fights.
** Same goes for Bob's spells, though part of the reason why they might be classed as useless is the fact that Bob uses VancianMagic as opposed having his spells be fueled by Mana, which prevents MP restoring items from restoring his magic points.
*** Ditto Skeppio's Unguard spell, which makes it easier to defeat MeatShield enemies.
* UselessSpleen: Jormungandling's spleen is a relatively dangerous enemy which taunts you throughout [[WombLevel his belly]]. Killing it doesn't seem to affect the snake in any way.
* WarriorPrince: Both Lord Hasim and Lord Broaste
* WholePlotReference: Those who are familiar with Pinnochio will recognize the part where Bob has to escape the inside of the Jormungandling.
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