Habitrail Hamster Ball is the Poor man's Super Monkey Ball
You should have been alerted to the bum nature of Hamster Ball by its bizarre license - Habitrail is a manufacturer of premium hamster accessories. Unsurprisingly, the game was far from premium, cannibalizing Super Monkey Ball with none of the tight rolling physics and a low-grade, cheaper species of animal.
It's simple - monkeys are cute, funny and exhibit personality. Hamsters just keep you up all night trying to break the sound barrier in their stupid little wheels, catch incurable rodent diseases and keel over roughly four minutes after you've bought it a cage with an elaborate tube-based "adventure playground." We'll stick with the clichéd, but always dependable monkey.
Above: Hamster Ball - tastes alright when mixed with orange juice but on its own makes you sick up in your mouth