Hospital Havoc is a game which allows the player to take the role of doctor by admitting, diagnosing, and treating some of the most whacky patients ever encountered. With a challenging campaign, including three levels of difficulty to choose from, 20 career levels, 19 possible illnesses, 3 to 6 bed conditions, 10 addicting scenarios, Hospital Havoc is full twists and turns that will keep you entertained for a long time.
“Do you have what it takes to run your very own heart-pumping hospital? Help your doctor navigate through the havoc by admitting, diagnosing, and treating some of the most whacky patients ever encountered in their budding career. Calculate, strategize, and manage the hospital and expose your doctor to patients to gain notoriety and achieve the coveted position of Surgeon General.”
Now, being a doctor can’t be too easy! After the doctor diagnoses the disease the patient happens to have, a prescription is written, and then filled by taking the form to the computer. From there, the medicine appears in the pharmacy, and then the patient can be treated! After being healed, the patient is then discharged, and then the nurse will have to go and clean up!
There are 3 ways to play Hospital Havoc: Career Play, Continuous Play, and Scenarios. It is recommended to start off in the Career, as that is essentially the tutorial. Continuous Play, as the name suggests, goes on continuously until you fail and get sick. Scenarios present a variety of different situations for the player to treat, such as sunburns, zombies, blindness, and more!
Controls are easily utilized. Everything is run by the touch pad, and tapping each object such as the patient, computer, trash can, and bed, will then be carried out by the doctor or nurse, which can be customized. The icons and items were large enough so that I never had difficulty selecting an item, but they weren’t too large to obstruct the action. Hospital Havoc is very easy to play, and the simple controls help lead to any easy to pick up, but eventually much more complex game.
Scoring is attributed to the cleanliness of the hospital, so cleaning the bed, emptying the trash, and washing your hands will boost your score. Chaining actions will also be awarded with bonus points, such as entering 2 prescriptions into the computer. So as in any real life hospital, hygiene and speed are essential to a good rating!
In addition to the core gameplay, there are machines such as an IV drip, and Heart Monitor, while power-ups such as Shoes and a PDA will help care for the patient and improve the efficiency at the hospital. Options in Continuous Play include adjusting the difficulty (There are 5), enabling power-ups, cleanliness, and machines, plus the number of beds in the room and a time constraint. This makes for much varied gameplay if you’re bored of just the standard gameplay.
Visually Hospital Havoc is a pleasure to look at. Fun and cartoony 3-D graphics, and smooth animations all make for an immersive experience. Even details such as the patients’ expressions are done well, and for those of you that just can’t stand bad looking games, not only does Hospital Havoc look great, it plays great also! The sounds are also well done, and add to the atmosphere of being in a hospital.
Some improvements that would be nice to see would be shorter loading times, as the Hospital Havoc often has long periods of waiting for the next scenario to start, especially the initial loading screen. Also, it would be nice if there were more nurses, or different assistants, as sometimes the characters just can’t handle all the things going on at once.
It’s on sale at $2.99, which is a great deal, but the original price of $6.99 is a bit high for my tastes, and especially for those who aren’t fans of this genre. Still, Hospital Havoc is a fun little time management game, and if you’ve always wanted to be a doctor, here’s your chance to become a Surgeon General!
Hospital Havoc gets kissed by TouchMyApps. Overall it’s great, but some people might want to pass if they don’t enjoy time management games.
Note: Bitwise Design’s advertisement with TMA has had no bearing on this reviewer’s opinion of Hospital Havoc
|Title:||Hospital Havoc (v 1.0.1)||Developer:||Bitwise Design|
|Price:||$2.99 (Sale)||App Size:||13.1 MB|