Penn and Gwynne (a pair of playful penguins) are off to save their animal friends who have been trapped in ice.
Hammer Penguins is a tile-matching game where the goal is to clear the board. Select matching tiles to have the Hammer Penguins smash the ice and free their friends. Matching tiles show the same animal and a line can be drawn from 1 to the other without making more than 2 turns or passing through another occupied tile. They can only be selected if there is an empty tile next to them.
If you get stuck you can press the Hint button. This will call attention to a match by shaking the 2 matching animals. Using the Hint button adds 15 seconds to the timer if you're playing in timed mode.
At the easiest levels, children of all ages will be able to pair matching tiles and release the trapped cows, puppies, and dozens of other animals from the ice. Parents can use the middle levels to play Hammer Penguins with their children, and teach them the principles of logic, strategy, and planning ahead. And a game at the high difficulty level will provide ten or twenty minutes of fun for even the most savvy gamer.
Each game board is a randomly shuffled set of 140 animal tiles that you need to match, two by two, until the entire board is cleared. The theory that determines the matching rules is simple and intuitive. But the game can be extremely challenging and complex. Hammer Penguins' infinite variety of game boards keeps you looking forward to the next game.
Players can enjoy a relaxed, untimed game or the more difficult set of Challenge Games. The Hint button will reveal one move that is available immediately, even though it might not be the best strategic move to help you clear the entire board. You can even toggle the sound off if you prefer to play a quiet game.