Who says Nintendo systems can only train brains? Majesco certainly doesn’t think so, as the company today released the Nintendo Wii’s first veterinarian game, Zoo Hospital. Zoo Hospital lets animal lovers treat and care for a variety of creatures, from reptiles and mammals to birds.
Here’s the plot: The animals in Aunt Lucy’s zoo are getting sick and causing zoo attendance to decline. Unless she can turn things around, Aunt Lucy will lose her zoo to a local landowner who wants to build a miniature golf course. To help save the zoo and its inhabitants, players will use the Wii Remote to feed, treat and soothe 48 different animals from all over the world, from gorillas to lizards to dolphins. The Wii version also includes seven species not featured in the companion DS game.
Medical mini-games let players eliminate parasites, extract rotten teeth and battle microscopic germs, among other activities. Soothing and feeding each animal while following up on post surgical patients in their enclosures is as important as precise operations, since happy, healthy animals increase the Zoo Rating which in turn affects the number of visitors patronizing the zoo.
In addition to the single-player aspects, Zoo Hospital lets up to two friends treat animals together in cooperative multiplayer mode.
Zoo Hospital is available in stores today for $29.99.