Ambulance Retail Box (Front)
|Original Retail Price||$39.95 (USD)|
|Format(s)||Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module|
|Release||1983 (2nd Quarter) |
Ambulance is a Funware game created for the TI-99/4A during the second quarter of 1983. It was programmed by Kent Stevenson. It was released on Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module. It originally retailed for $39.95 (USD).
In Ambulance, the player attempts to pick up patients and deliver them to the hospital. The player has to compete against the clock, delivering patients in the required amount of time, and also must avoid obstacles that vary from level to level. When a house begins to flash, it indicates to the player that a patient needs to be picked up. The player begins with three ambulances. The game ends when all of the ambulances are crashed or if five patients are lost.
Back of Retail Packaging
Race your ambulance through the city to save ailing citizens. Avoid cars and approaching trains while making use of your emergency shelters. Score points for safe patient deliveries. Faster deliveries get more points!
In 1983 there were at least 3 companies interested in purchasing Funware including Activision, Epyx, and Creative Software. Funware was eventually sold to Creative Software. However, both Epyx and Activision would later give a go at marketing TI-99/4A games near the end of 1983.