P175 Teletext 175 Apr13 21:26:00   ———————————————————————————— ———————— Common people: the world is full of them. Sometimes they're clever, but mostly they're stupid idiots, and don't understand technical stuff and that. But that's OK, because it's good to laugh at incompetent, common idiots, especially when they're trying to play a computer game. 'j "tested" the reactions of five common people to the PC game Theme Hospital. Would they understand, or would they be too busy watching Blind Date and eating coal? Let's take a look. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Teen for two 140 Finger the index 170 BAMBER DEVELOPS RUDE SNAPS p158 Charts Kids Club 140 TV
P175 Teletext 175 Apr13 21:00:00   LOOK AT THEME HOSPITAL ————— ———————— You are a man called JNHampstead. You are 26. You "work in a bank". ghat did you think of the game Theme Hospital? "I didn't know what was going onN I built my reception desk, and managed to open the hospital, and I built my GP's office like it said in the book, but the patients all got miserable. "I built a toilet and a pharmacy and then everybody started being sick, which was quite amusing Nah, it's a load of rubbish." ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Splendid round-up for you 172 WAITER, FLIES EAT MY SOUP p198 Charts Kids Club 140 TV
P175 Teletext 175 Apr13 21:00:01   LOOK AT THEME HOSPITAL ————— ———————— Hello, common person. You are Mark, you are 11-years-old, and you are pathetically obsessed with football. Tell us what you thought of the game. "I suppose it was alright, but I didn't really understand the instructions. I didn't really want to play it. I prefer football games, like FIFA 97. "They should do a Theme FIFA 97. You should have to build a football stadium. I think I'd probably understand that better." ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Teen for two 140 Finger the index 170 BAMBER DEVELOPS WOMENS' HAIR p158 Charts Kids Club 140 TV
P175 Teletext 175 Apr13 21:10:00   LOOK AT THEME HOSPITAL ————— ———————— You are a housewife, and your name is AlisonN You spend all day making cakes and pretending you are poshN Did you understand Theme Hospital? "Yes, I thought it was very good. I kept running out of money and had to get loans off the bank manager, and my patients were all dying, but it was very funny. "I don't know if I'd have to time to play it every day, but it'd be fun to have a go when the kids are in bed." ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Splendid round-up for you 172 WAITER, FLIES EAT MY SOUP p198 Charts Kids Club 140 TV
P175 Teletext 175 Apr13 21:13:11   LOOK AT THEME HOSPITAL ————— ———————— You: common person. Give us your opinions on Theme Hospital, you 17-year -old student called Elisa, you. "It wasn't bad, but I don't really like computer games. I think if they'd made it simpler to understand it would have been more funN "The instruction manuals weren't much help. I prefer the adventure game that comes with Encarta 97 better. That's nice and simple and it tells you how to play as you go along." ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Teen for two 140 Finger the index 170 BAMBER DEVELOPS WOMENS' HAIR p158 Charts Kids Club 140 TV
P175 Teletext 175 Apr13 21:35:11   LOOK AT THEME HOSPITAL ————— ———————— Here comes a shrivelled old crone called Caroline. She is retired, but works part time in a chemist. She's going to tell us about Theme Hospital. "I don't really know what I'm doing with these games, I'm afraid. I had a go, but I didn't really get anywhere. It was very difficult to get started. "At first, I couldn't even get the reception desk to put down, and building the rooms was impossible. No, I won't be playing any more." ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Splendid round-up for you 172 WAITER, FLIES EAT MY SOUP p198 Charts Kids Club 140 TV