Rambling Ambulance is a game where you control an ambulance in a small desert town where a mysterious sickness has descended upon its residents.
During the evacuation, rescuers became fearful of contracting the illness and abandoned the sick, leaving them stranded in their hospital gurneys, scattered around the town, left to die under the desert sun. Your aim is to drive your ambulance through the desert rescuing patients in their hospital beds which actually requires simply driving straight into them. Your main obstacles are some kind of weird euthanasia vigilantes who believe the sick should be left to die and try to stop you in your tracks. Over 15 levels, the ultimate aim to to find the source of the illness.
I really wanted to like Rambling Ambulance but I found it painful on almost every level. For a start, the graphics engine is incredibly slow meaning you click on the screen to start the game and it takes ages to respond - the same with entering your name. When you finally take off, there's no explanation as to how to control your ambulance and through trial and error, I found it was the cursor keys to steer left and right and accelerate/brake.
The movement is incredibly slow and unresponsive, the graphics jerky and the patients are littered everywhere making it way too easy to pick them up. Plus the vigilantes are in short supply (maybe they've all died from the disease too) making it way too easy. And to top it all, I was expecting cartoon style graphics but what you get is a poorly build 3D world of generally blocky graphics.
Rambling Ambulance will either leave you needing an ambulance because you've grown so sick of it or wishing you'd caught whatever has killed of the population.