Emergency Mayhem, a Nintendo Wii-exclusive game, was announced today by Codemasters and will ship in Q2 2008. Emergency Mayhem puts players at the helm of the three emergency services in a race against time to hold together Crisis City, a mad metropolis falling apart at the seams.
Combining driving sequences with arcade mini-games, players will try their best to control the frenzied police, fire service or paramedics as they dash around the city from one emergency to the next. With more than 30 missions, Emergency Mayhem for Wii features emergencies that are more slapstick in nature than deadly: players will hurl bananas at out-of-control monkeys, use a trampoline to bounce escaping prisoners back into custody, and herd penguins to safety.
In Emergency Mayhem, time is your enemy, relentlessly counting down as you take charge of a fire truck, ambulance, or police car to speed through the city’s eight different districts to the next emergency. For the driving component, players will speed through the streets and find shortcuts by making use of the city’s underground railways and sewers. When players reach the scene of the emergency, the gameplay switches to one of more than 30 mini-games that take advantage of the Wii remote to solve crazy crises.
Among the motion-sensitive crises players will have to address are the need to pump the trigger to practice CPR, the need to point the Wiimote to direct water from a powerful hose, mimic a wrench to bring bursting water-hydrants under control and aim it to fire tranquilizer darts into on-the-rampage monkeys.