This Hospital is Yours
Garfield’s pet hospital may be using a famous branding, but it still remains true to the core mechanics of the genre. For anyone who has previously played a game in the genre, the controls are pretty straightforward. The moment the hospital opens, customers will start coming in droves. Once all the chairs inside the hospital are filled up, they will be lining up outside. You will need to check the icon on top of their head to get an idea of what they need. These will vary depending on the services you are currently offering. Once you've clicked on the customer, tap on the appropriate table to kick things off. When a pet is all good and healthy, send one of the vets to collect payment by the cash register.
Patients are Not Always Patient
As it is with time management games, it would be wise to keep an eye on customer patience. Keeping their happiness high maximizes profits and may even give you some nifty bonuses. You can pick up tokens which you can use for the slot machine in between levels. This gives you the chance to earn some extra in-game cash and give customers an extra boost in happiness. In case things are getting a little too easy for you, there is a Speed button located at the upper left corner of the screen. Tapping on it will increase or decrease the pace of the game, leaving you to decide how you want to play the game.
Release Date: 31/10/2013
Available on: Tablet, Mobile, Android
If you consistently do a good job and save up enough money, then you can go ahead and purchase upgrades before starting the next stage. Buying new tables will help you accommodate clients faster and take care of more pets at once. Once you've gotten enough tables to fill up the hospital, then you can use the money you've accumulated to give a boost to your existing equipment. Improving a Level 1 Scale Table for instance, increases the service charge from $10 to 15, and shortens the serving time needed per customer. The same goes for the Injection Table and the Massage Table.
If you're having a hard time keeping people happy, upgrading the chair would give customers more patience while they are waiting to be served. Prioritizing and pampering VIP patients will encourage them to leave big tips. Successfully completing achievements will also unlock various rewards.
Plenty to Do
In terms of game play length, Garfield's Pet Hospital has an abundance of it. There are nine anime rescue clinics which are filled to the brim with pets in need of your care and attention. Each map has a different layout which naturally increases or decreases the difficulty. The ease of which you clear the hectic maps will depend on whether or not you are a veteran of these types of games.
You can hire additional staff members to help you out. Characters add certain bonuses, for instance, Robo Kitty will automatically collect money at the cashier. If you miss any of the classic characters, don't worry. Garfield, Jon, Doc Boy and plenty of others make an appearance to lend you a helping hand. You can also unlock bonuses such as a Cash Magnet which lets your clinic earn extra money for 20 seconds. There's also a Wild Card, a Speed Boost and a Music Box.
The Verdict: Why Not?
Garfield's Pet Hospital is perfect for you if you're a fan of the famous, fat cat. Visually, everything from the colors to the characters stay true to the comic strips. As far as time management titles go, we found it to be thoroughly entertaining. It is challenging, although the game does give you plenty of opportunities to make things easier for yourself.
Garfields Pet Hospital is developed by Web Prancer.