I rarely accept game reviews simply because a) I rarely have spare time, let a lone time to play games, and b) when I do play mobile games, I end up trying to be the best and typically get addicted.
So, when I was contacted about Happy Clinic, I initially ignored the email and went about my day. However, the pitch had caught my eye because, having been a paramedic a few decades ago and the fact that the developers stated medical professionals were enjoying the game, I decided to give it a try.
Now, in all fairness, they did give me unlimited coins so I could completely check it out and I’m sure that only served to enhance letter B above… I got addicted and tried to best every aspect of the game. Which meant I completed all levels in less than a week.
You start off in a small emergency room and as a nurse, it is your duty to tap to admit patients, call doctors, and procuring whatever medicine or procedure that the doctor orders. The goals change with each round, sometimes it’s to get a certain amount of coins within a time limit and others you have to work hard not to lose a patient as they get more and more impatient the longer they have to wait. That’s what makes it tricky, you have to use strategy to go from spot to spot to grab what you need and get it to the doctor, move patients, make the beds, craft meds together, and more.
And of course, it gets more difficult with each new level.
You upgrade your doctors, equipment, and meds throughout each stage and once you get to certain levels, you open a new location and start from scratch on building up docs, equipment, etc. Additionally, each of those locations include new items to craft and equipment such as MRI and steam rooms that you have to move the patients to.
It’s sort of a combination of a strategy and puzzle game, you have to move fast and consider crafting even when you don’t need it and just because you’re in the area. You’ll want to use coins to get more beds, have them made automatically, and upgrade equipment and staff so you have to use strategy on spending as well.
All-in-all it’s a fun game that you can enjoy during lunch or just lounging around the house and with challenges and new levels coming soon, it looks like this new game will continue to evolve and provide even more difficult adventures in the near-future.