Review Game TOCA LIFE : HOSPITAL android apk games
TOCA LIFE: HOSPITAL is a five-story virtual dollhouse in a hospital setting. With more than 30 characters of various ages, ethnicities, and even species, kids can create whatever scenario is in their minds. Each of the hospital floors has a different theme. On the lower level, there is the ambulance bay and maintenance area where kids can dress staff, find cleaning supplies, put away items in lockers, do laundry, and interact with a robot. On the main level, kids find the ER, cafeteria, and ATM. On the first floor, it’s radiology, with X-rays and an MRI, and the surgery. Second floor has pediatrics, with toys and colorful walls, and the nursery with maternity clothes, an ultrasound, and lots of babies. And the third floor seems like a family long-term care wing. There are a number of patient rooms, a space for families to spend the night, a lounge, and what appears to be a Fennec fox in a glass-walled atrium.In addition to the settings, each level comes with a huge array of props to play with. Because there’s so much to do in every single space, kids could spend hours and never repeat. Kids who love to tell stories can record approximately two minutes of animated play including their own voice to save to the device.
The company’s newest app, Toca Life: Hospital, continues the trend, introducing children to the hospital environment and helping them acclimate to it, while teaching them what to expect when visiting or staying as a patient. The app’s goal is to make real-life hospital visits less frightening to kiddos who may find themselves there for one reason or another. It also introduces children to different medical fields what what each of those jobs entails.
Toca Boca games are aimed at the young, school age set but early elementary kids will likely continue to enjoy them as well (my four year old, for example, is obsessed and my seven year old does still play with the apps from time to time). Both offspring spent a fair bit of time with Toca Life: Hospital and definitely found themselves interested in different aspects of the experience: Zora tended to gravitate toward the “milk floor” (the nursery) and the “outside” spaces while Izzy spent the majority of his time on lowest floor, messing around with different staff members’ wardrobes and the various tools the nurses, doctors, custodial staff, and EMTs needed for their duties (which is another great attribute of the Toca Boca games generally; kids can approach each one on their own levels and target their individual interests).
There are so many rooms and objects to explore in this virtual hospital that younger kids may actually be overwhelmed. Toca Life: Hospital is fun, silly, and overloaded with detail. Kids who are awaiting a new baby in their life may appreciate acting out their excitement and nervousness in the hospital nursery. Other kids may want to re-enact a visit to a grandparent or sick relative or prepare for a hospital stay of their own. Parents may want to walk through the app with younger kids early on to give them a basic overview of the various rooms, but really little ones will just enjoy tapping and dragging things around. The ability to record video adds some incentive to create stories of their own, and they’ll be delighted to see the replay of their own animated tales. There are some quirks with picking up tiny objects, and some mysterious objects that aren’t exactly clear, but no one will care if the realism is stretched a bit in the name of creativity. Despite some shortcomings, this one is a great value and bound to provide hours of quality playtime for kids of all ages.
EXPLORE UNITS ON FIVE FLOORS
In the basement, sound the siren on the ambulance in the garage or crack the code on a mysterious machine to open the doors to a secret lab! On the entrance floor, check in at the reception desk and have a seat in the waiting area, or grab a snack from the cafe. The treatment floor has tools to diagnose patients, a lab to check specimens and an operating room. The family care floor has a unit just for kids and a maternity unit with an ultrasound machine, nursery cribs and newborn babies! Patients on the general care floor can visit a zen garden to reflect on life. And when a loved one dies, say your final goodbyes in the farewell room.
– Explore five floors: basement, main entrance, lab and treatment, family care and general care.
– Move characters from floor to floor in the big elevator.
– Watch out for germs — they will make your characters sick! A doctor can prescribe medicine to treat your patient.
– Baby on the way? Use the ultrasound machine on the expectant patient!
– Aww, newborns: Welcome babies to the world!
– Use the CAT scan machine (ours has cat ears!) and X-ray machine to diagnose patients!
– Check surgery patients’ vitals on the medical monitor.
– Use all the tools you’d find in a real-life hospital: gurneys, bandages, crutches, hospital beds, wheelchairs and more!
– Crack the code on the mysterious machine to explore the secret lab!
– Find peace and say goodbye to loved ones in the farewell room.
– Set the tone for your story with just the right music, from a dramatic hospital theme to a relaxing, mellow tune.