Examining and healing sick horses – the new simulation from TREVA Entertainment for the Nintendo eShop makes it possible. Players have to build up their own veterinary practice dedicated to horses and then steer it to success.
Hamburg, 18th September 2014 (NOA) / 27th November 2014 (NOE) – TREVA Entertainment GmbH is publishing “Horse Vet 3D”, a new development, care and riding simulation for the Nintendo 3DS.
Players can experience the day-to-day excitement of a specialist equine vet practice.Clients arrive with their horses in order to have them examined and treated; players also have to travel out to emergency cases in the blink of an eye.But it’s not all work! Taking your own horse for a ride-out isn’t overlooked either.
The whinnying four-legged friends display a widely ranging set of sickness symptoms or injuries. The young vets, however, can scan the animals and examine them using the magnifying glass, measure a fever, take blood samples or use ultrasound scans in order to make a diagnosis. For the treatment that follows the vets have plenty of instruments and medications available: cotton swabs to clean and disinfect wounds, tweezers are used to extract foreign bodies from wounds, salves are applied with the spatula, injections given and bandages wrapped around injured limbs etc. The horses can even have neck collars placed on them to stop them licking freshly treated injuries. Preventive measures such as immunisation and parasite control also belong to the horse vet's range of activities. There are further treatment possibilities available in the therapy house: a treadmill for horses and a lunge circle.
When further care and follow-up treatment is needed, the equine patients are then brought in-house. Feeding, grooming, petting and playing are tasks which have to be carried out by the players, along with the regular cleaning of the stalls. Occasionally, even the odd runaway has to be searched for and recaptured in the huge playing area.
But what’s that? The alarm light is flashing – an emergency! Now the horse specialists have to drive quickly to a call-out. The car is controlled using stylus, the Circle Pad or the movement sensor. Should there be several emergencies at the same time, then a decision has to be made about the sequence in which the vet will attend them.
The realistic tilt and movement controls of the Nintendo 3DS also make sure that a ride out on the own horse is always big fun. And for a wild ride over hill and dale, there are several ride-out trails available – and passing horse exams unlocks additional ride-out routes.
The young horse vets have the use of a PDA, a pocket computer, to help them organise their daily routine. This device will tell them about current appointments, diagnoses and their stock levels of animal feed and medications. If their supplies have been used up, they can travel to the nearby town and visit its stores to stock up again. The town is also home to a bank, a training academy and an advertising agency. Visits to these are necessary in order to further expand the practice and to turn it into a real gem. Besides, players can breed cute foals and try their hand at horse trading.
“Horse Vet 3D” offers even more Nintendo 3DS features: the junior vets can take a real 3D photo of themselves and use it in the game. Collected Play Coins can be exchanged for game currency.
"Horse Vet 3D" is available right now at $ 19.99 / € 29,99 in
the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
To visit the virtual marketplace, players should look in ‘System Settings’ for an ‘Access Point’ in their locality and then use this to make an Internet connection. The game can then be easily downloaded from any location.
Horse Vet 3D
Platform: Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DSTM
Genre: 3D Care, Riding and Management Simulation
Target Group: Girls 7+
Price: $ 19.99 / € 29, 99
Release: September 18, 2014 (America) / November 27, 2014 (Europe)
Age Rating: E (Everyone) / PEGI 3 / USK
Publisher: TREVA Entertainment GmbH
Independent Arts Software
Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Dutch
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