For a spin-off of a movie tie-in, Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts!
isn't that bad. While watching TV, Hammy's cable suddenly goes out because of a falling tree. A nearby beaver, Boris, quickly convinces Hammy and his friends (RJ, Stella and Vern) that the Verm Tech guy, Dwayne, is to blame.
The five creatures then plan a way to get back at The Verminator - put him on TV. Basically, the whole point of the game is to run around suburbanites' lawns and houses and set up gags for Dwayne. Then with the use of prepositioned cameras, you can watch Dwayne fall for your various traps. This new interactive-TV will be all the rage, according to Boris anyway.
Each level of Hammy Goes Nuts! consists of a series of objectives that will let you get into the house, get past traps and security and set up the gag. As an example, in the first level, you have to turn off a hydrant to get to some clippers, to cut down tall grass, to find a broken shovel. Then you fix the shovel, unearth a key and walk into the house. Once inside, you must collect the sleeping guitarist's speakers and arrange them just right so that while watching DTV (or Dwayne-TV), you can start up the sound system at just the right time to scare The Verminator off.
In each level, the owner of the house is fast asleep, and as you scurry around their home, you will find sheep. The more sheep you collect, the longer they will stay asleep and thus the less chance you have of being caught with your hand in the cookie jar (But I like the cookie!). Though there are four characters to play as, you can control only one at a time, and there really didn't seem to be a point to throwing in the others. After hiring one of your buddies in a level (going up to them and paying them the desired number of snacks), you can switch between them with the touch screen and your camera will fly to the location on the map where they are laying in wait. I guess this is good if they happen to be near one of the items that you need to pick up and you are on the other side of the level, but I never really used the other characters all that much.