by Han Cilliers (Lola) Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:42:00 PM
Did you play Theme Hospital from Bulfrog Games? It was such an addictive game. I can still call to mind the sound of patient puking, the intense time restraints when completing certain challenges and oh all the moaning. The tongue in the cheek hospital simulation sold over 4 million copies back in 1997. Hospital Manager from Microïds features much the same mechanics as Theme Hospital, except here be zombies.
Official press release:
"You’ve been changed into a zombie? Victim of the Moonwalk virus or alien germs? No worry, with a shot of "Hospital Manager" three times a day, you’ll be quickly back on your feet!
With a few savings at the beginning of each of the 16 levels, in "Hospital Manager" the players must raise the Reputation gauge within a limited time in order to unlock the next level.
To do so, they must provide medical care to the patients affected by the most far-fetched and madcap aches. First, they have to purchase and judiciously place the consultation and treatment rooms.
When the hospital opens, patients arrive discontinuously toward the available doctors who then guide them to the right medical appointments. The players have to adapt to their needs and build and optimize the necessary rooms accordingly (Magnetic epilator, DNA Shaker …) as well as assign the best specialists to each of them (psychiatrist, vet…). Each doctor has a more or less high engagement rate for various speed, money and recovery achievements.
Maintenance workers able to clean the place and fix the randomly out of order machines, clowns to entertain the patients as they are waiting… It is up to the players to find the right budget balance to have the patients in high spirits and therefore keep them from leaving without any treatment or without paying.
Several customisable objects –from the simple wood bench to the arcade machine – help the clients be more patient. Lights and trash cans, when strategically placed, will cheer them up and prevent them from throwing their trash on the floor. No less than 25 objects and variations will make the patients’daily life easier to bear fifteen different aches. Special events, such as an earthquake or the visit of the Minister complicate the aspiring hospital manager’s work. These events happen without warning and can challenge any well-oiled organisation. The players must react quickly and regain control of the situation to optimize the clinic’s profitability as well as satisfy the clients to maintain the reputation, awarded at the end of the defined time by stars."
You can download Hospital Manger from Google play for R32 here.
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