November 4, 2008
LEGACY INTERACTIVES PET PALS:
ANIMAL DOCTOR FOR Wii SHIPS TO RETAIL TODAY
Holding the Wii Remote and
Nunchuk Lets Players Operate Like a Real Vet
Casual games developer and
distributor Legacy Interactive today announced that their award-winning vet
simulation game, Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, is now available for Wii
Pet Pals: Animal Doctor gives animal
lovers and aspiring animal doctors the chance to assume the role of a
veterinarian. The simulation videogame is comprised of 30 true-to-life medical
cases where players treat multiple animal patients brought in for minor problems
like sunburn, cuts and infections to more serious ailments like diabetes, tumors
Players heal over 30 animals,
including a Saint Bernard, a Shetland pony, rabbits, turtles, hamsters, clown
fish, and many more familiar and exotic breeds. The healing is done using an
assortment of realistic medical tools that, for the first time, are available
via the Wii Remote , making it seem as if players are performing actual
surgeries when they are holding the controller and Nunchuk in their hands.
The situations that the players
encounter are incredibly interesting yet very realistic. For example serious
conditions such as, a cat having a seizure or a German Sheppard with a bone
tumor; and more out of the ordinary cases like a bullfrog with a sunburn. First,
the players will listen to a short introduction from the owner about the
animals problem and then they choose which three questions are the more
relevant to ask out of five possible questions. The players then have to decide
a plan of action and pick the correct tools in order, out of more than 50, to
best cure their animal patient.
Gamers also get to care for pets in
recovery where they are responsible for the animals health, grooming and food.
In this area they can also play with the pets and provide some much needed TLC.
The game offers three different
levels of play along with mini games, including puzzles and matching games, as
well as a variety of interesting animal trivia. As the game progresses, players
are rewarded with job promotions, awards, and new game features as it gives the
player the feeling of actually being a vet in a practice.
Pet Pals: Animal Doctor is great for
pet-lovers, not only do they get to treat animals, but the players also learn
helpful facts about pet diseases, Ariella Lehrer, President and CEO, Legacy
Interactive. This is our first foree onto this platform and players will get a
game that is not only fun to play, but that also takes full advantage of Wiis
Available at retailers nationwide,
Pet Pals: Animal Doctor is rated E 10+ and has an MSRP of $29.99.