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Zoo Hospital review

Diverting but too short Trauma Center clone


  • Controls are tight
  • Trauma Center for animals
  • Treatments get pretty involved


  • Quite short
  • Little replay value
  • Rubbing baboons?

We spent the first ten minutes of Zoo Hospital rubbing a baboon, trying to locate its %26lsquo;sweet spot%26rsquo;. It felt strange (the scenario, not the baboon) but such is the life of a vet, and before long you%26rsquo;ll be shaving bison and soothing zebras. Basically, this is Trauma Center for animals: identify a sick creature%26rsquo;s ailment and set about curing it.

Things start simple, with point %26rsquo;n%26rsquo; click injections. As you progress, treatments become more involved, requiring procedures to be strung together in a set time. Controls are tight and the faster you heal, the better your rank. Unlocking the exotic animals is fun but it won%26rsquo;t take long, and once you%26rsquo;re done there%26rsquo;s little reason to return. Trauma heads may want to rent but it%26rsquo;s too light to consider buying.

Dec 15, 2008

More Info

Description<p>Basically Trauma Center for adorable zoo animals. A good time, but we always feel weird seeing hurt animals, even if it's to make them feel better.</p>
PlatformDS, Wii
US censor ratingEveryone, Everyone
UK censor rating3+, 3+
Release date:23 October 2008 (US), 7 March 2008 (UK)
Available platforms:Wii
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