LOS ANGELES, CA (August 26, 2009) – Casual games developer and publisher Legacy Interactive today announced that Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues is available at retail for Nintendo DS™. In this new paramedic simulation video game, the player assumes the role of a rookie Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at a busy metropolitan hospital in Harbor City.  The player must work up the ranks by successfully treating a variety of realistic medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests, car accidents, and deadly gunshot wounds. The politics of a financially struggling hospital looking to cut costs at every corner also weighs in on the action-packed game play. What may seem routine can escalate in a heartbeat and the player must be ready for the challenge.

At first, the player is assigned to ambulance duty with a senior paramedic. A brief introduction to the case is given while the player rushes to the patient’s location at the local park, neighborhood diner, etc. As soon as they arrive on the scene, the player assesses the patient’s vital signs and then stabilizes the patient as quickly as possible, using 25 medical tools that are found in actual paramedic ambulances. Each medical tool, e.g., cannula, oxygen mask, and leg splints, uses the Nintendo DS stylus differently on the touch screen to execute the procedure.

Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues includes 30 realistic cases ranging from basic first aid to life-threatening traumas. Initial cases have less serious implications and there are fewer medical steps needed to stabilize the patient.  Later cases are more complex, however, and advanced medical tools such as a defibrillator, bag valve mask and inhalator are “unlocked” in order to successfully treat patients in the field.  After successfully completing the more challenging cases, the player is promoted through the EMT ranks.

The senior paramedic is always ready to give the player a hand if they need help.  The entire medical team of Harbor City wants to put their patients first, but it’s not clear how much longer they can continue to thwart the hospital administrator who is more motivated by profits than ethics.  The intriguing storyline is told between cases, gradually revealing the secret frustrations of the hard working hospital staff.

“Legacy is known for creating high quality RealLife Games and we jumped at the chance to bring our ten years of experience with these types of medical sims to the Nintendo DS™ platform.” says Ariella Lehrer, CEO and president of Legacy Interactive. “The realism and intricate story that is woven into Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues will appeal to gamers who have an interest in true to life medical drama as well as practicing paramedics.”

Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues has an MSRP of $19.99 and is available at retailers nationwide and online at www.legacyinteractive.com and www.legacygames.com.

About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive (www.legacyinteractive.com) is a leading developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for creating intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is known for its TV-based games, such as Law & Order, as well as for its popular RealLife Games Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, Emergency Room and Zoo Vet. Through Legacy’s social gaming network at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and try more than 500 casual games plus read and write reviews and share play lists of their favorite games. Legacy’s games are distributed worldwide, in more than 12 languages, through its partners Ubisoft, Mindscape, 505 Games, and JoWood.

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