The TPG'ers write:
"People who know far more than I do about such things say that fashion is cyclical; what is popular at one point in time will likely be popular again sometime in the future. This doesn't really apply to gaming except in certain cases, perhaps. Hammerin' Hero is one of those cases. It's an old-school platformer in 2009 - during the prime of 3D gaming and forgiving difficulty levels - and that makes it unique and interesting as opposed to being just ancient, somehow.
It's very wacky, but Hammerin' Hero is shaping up to be a very appealing game for the old-school set"