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Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 48K
Firebird BleepLoad

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Graham Taylor
Chris Bourne

If you look at this game in a highly critical manner and take it at first glance you could almost be forgiven for thinking that it is a complete and utter load of rubbish.

Mad Nurse however, is, a very whacky and entertaining little game.

It reminds me somewhat of a hospitalised Skool Daze in its layout - with three levels, connected by lifts, of nursery wards, each with various cots, medicines, and electrical sockets.

The scenario has you as a trainee nurse in the baby wards, and it's you job to scour the wards for naughty babies who have climbed out of their cots and causing havoc wherever that go. As you move your nurse around (they have delightful names like Brenda Bumwasher and Tracey Toetickler) you find babies about to put their fingers in to plug sockets or opening medicine bottles, or intent on chucking themselves down the lift shaft.

You've got to overcome any powerful urge to just let them go ahead and write themselves off and build up your score by saving the tots, and returning them to their cots.

Get too many babies in one cot, and they all hop out again twice as fast! Collecting the bottles also gives you a bonus score, but you don't get much time for that.

It's all in extremely bad taste which is to say it's definitely a game to look out for.

Label: Firebird
Price: £1.99
Joystick: various
Memory: 48K/128K
Reviewer: Graham Taylor

All about nurses maintaining law and order in a babies hospital ward. Apart from attribute clash it's an entertaining little toddler.