We've seen all kinds of animal heroes come and go in video games over the years. There's been hedgehogs, bats, bobcats, possums, foxes, and many other one-shot forgotten characters. But do you know what gaming needs more of? Heroic hamsters. Up until today there have been a disturbing void of hamster gaming heroes, but now we have Kubbur The Hamster to fight our demons.
I'm reminded of the pet hamster I had when I was a kid. He was a brown teddy-bear hamster by the name of Mario (of course), and true to his name he loved to climb through those hamster Habitrail pipes my parents had set up for him. Years went by and Mario died of old age while going down a pipe. My parents found the body and appreciated the ironic end for poor Mario, as I found them giggling over the corpse. I was hurt by that at the time, but with the wisdom of age I too have come to see the dark humor in the situation.