After the successful opening of her pet clinic, Amy is ready to expand her range of services and make her grandfather proud! Help Amy through multiple challenges and headache-inducing dramas in Dr. Cares: Amy’s Pet Clinic.
Out of all the Gamehouse Original Stories in Snuggford’s ever-expanding universe, the Dr. Cares series is probably our least favorite and the one we thought is the least original. Dr. Cares: Amy’s Pet Clinic follows the same tropes of the first installment. Your main task in each level is to serve the customers of your clinic and earn enough money to pass the level. Gameplay wise, Amy’s Pet Clinic attempts to increase the challenge level by introducing multiple new pop-up mini-games. While we usually appreciate these types of mini-games and find them enjoyable, the ones offered in are unnecessarily complex, and frustrating to navigate using just a computer mouse.
To increase the variety of the gameplay, Dr. Cares: Amy’s Pet Clinic also features a neat new feature, the Shelter, which is a specialized adoption clinic. In the Shelter, you can spend the diamonds you earn from the standard levels on upgrades and items, as well as interact with the adopted animals and complete a range of mini tasks. Regardless of how thoughtful this feature is, it is not enough to overcome the repetitive nature of the main levels, and the fact that the uninspired storyline does not manage to grab our interest definitely does not help.
There is a total of 60 main levels in Dr. Cares: Amy’s Pet Clinic, with 30 challenge levels and additional playtime in the Shelter. By the end of the game, we found ourselves in a little Time Management fatigue. Hopefully there is a decent gap between this and another Gamehouse Originals game.