Emergency Call Ambulance
|Emergency Call Ambulance|
|Arcade system||Sega Model 3|
|CPU||32-bit PowerPC 603ev 166 MHz|
|Display||Horizontal, Raster, 496x384 px|
Emergency Call Ambulance is a 1999 arcade game released by Sega. It is a single-player driving game, controlled via a steering wheel, gearshift, and gas and brake pedals. The UK version of the Official Dreamcast Magazine reported that the game was to be released in a 3-in-1 compilation along with other games in Sega's "Real Life Career Series", Brave Firefighters and Jambo! Safari, but Emergency Call Ambulance remained an arcade exclusive.
In the game, the player takes the role of a Chicago paramedic and ambulance driver, trying to save several people and taking them to the nearby hospital. There are two modes of gameplay: automatic transmission and manual transmission. The first victim is a ten-year-old child named Jack. His family's station wagon was in a collision with a tanker truck. The second victim is a 35-year-old Chicago Police officer named Edward, who has been shot by a gang (who somewhat resemble Yakuza), with a rocket launcher. The third victim is a 23-year-old woman named Kate. The hotel she and her partner were staying at has caught fire, and she is pregnant. The final mission is to rescue Gregorio Tavaresky, the 48-year-old President of an unspecified country, whose airliner has crashed into Lake Michigan after being struck by lightning.
Jon Thompson of AllGame rated Emergency Call Ambulance three stars out of five and praised its graphics and sound effects, but criticized its difficulty and wrote, "Each of the levels is extremely scripted, and the sudden events and traffic patterns stay the same. Unlike Crazy Taxi, you're constricted to a single track that never changes."