Genre: Economical Simulator, Strategy
Developer: Bullfrog Productions
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Image format: NSP
Game Version: 0.62
Interface Language: English [RUS]
Performance tested: Yes (at 7.0.1, Atmosphere 0.8.9)
Age Rating: 10+
Theme Hospital (Private Clinic) CorsixTH v0.62 236.63 MB
Description: “Theme Hospital” (“Private Clinic” or “Psushka”) is an economic simulator created by Bullfrog Productions and released for sale by Electronic Arts in 1997. The player’s task is to create a hospital and manage it. Like most other Bullfrog games, Theme Hospital contains a fair amount of eccentric humor. The game is themed heir to another game from Bullfrog, Theme Park.
The game takes place in the hospital. The player is required to create the conditions for attracting patients (who have quite funny illnesses, diseases and infections). The game has a bit of black humor. Despite the fact that the game depends on how the hospital staff behaves, the player cannot directly control them. The player, however, has the ability to select any employee in the hospital staff and the freedom to move around the building. Strongly annoying patients can be banished from the hospital (rowdy – so as not to interfere with normal work, and patients dying – so as not to spoil the statistics).
Patients are attracted in part by the hospital’s reputation and the cost of treatment. The diagnosis and treatment of patients gives not only an inflow of finances to the hospital, but also are necessary actions to fulfill the conditions of the level. All the diseases in the game are fictional and bear the imprint of “black humor”; there is a swollen head, invisibility, a long tongue, an unusual cold, and others. Since not all diseases are known, the hospital needs cabinets and equipment to study them. More advanced levels of the game include epidemics where the player needs to stop it by curing infected patients and vaccinating others. There are also moments where some patients need to urgently provide assistance for a certain period of time. And there are earthquakes damaging equipment. At the end of each year, the player is awarded rewards for managing the hospital.