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Meridian has released a new game in the App Store which is a departure from their recent games such as Alive 4-Ever and Against the Fire. This time they've returned to the time management genre with a nice doctor-themed game called Are You Alright?.

Chloe is a brilliant doctor that strongly believes the medical machines invented by her dad will bring great benefits to a lot of patients around the world. She continues to work at hospitals in different countries to demonstrate the machines so that they can be widely used and recognized.

Like most time management games, you are tasked with keeping your customers (well, patients in this case) happy as you direct them from station to station. The story mode for Are You Alright takes you across 70 levels with 50 additional Time Attack levels.

minigamesAre You Alright? keeps things interesting by adding station-specific mini games such as X-Rays, Bacteria Testing, Plaster Casting and more. You need to take the time to properly complete each task before moving on.

As you earn money during levels, you can upgrade your equipment and hire additional help that will help keep the flow of patients moving. But, take too long with one, and they might not make it out alive.

This gameplay video shows an early level:

We've only spent a short amount of time with the game so far, but we've found it to be a fun and well executed time management game.

App Store Link: Are You Alright?, $0.99

TouchArcade Rating

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  • Chad

    The layout looks *almost* identical to Sally's Spa

    • Sticktron

      That was my first reaction too!
      (although that's not a bad thing)

      I forgot all about Time Management games, they were my favorite in the first year of App Store (1AS).

  • Chad

    The layout looks *almost* identical to Sally's Spa

    • Sticktron

      That was my first reaction too!
      (although that's not a bad thing)

      I forgot all about Time Management games, they were my favorite in the first year of App Store (1AS).

  • mf9413

    Will Megan Fox play this game?

  • mf9413

    Will Megan Fox play this game?

  • AClockworkSausage

    Looks nice and reminds me of Theme Hospital.
    Will pick this up later.

  • AClockworkSausage

    Looks nice and reminds me of Theme Hospital.
    Will pick this up later.

  • http://www.drafternoon.com mek

    their titles like the "A"'s huh...

  • http://www.drafternoon.com mek

    their titles like the "A"'s huh...

  • Severinggecko

    god i was so addicted to sally's spa and i think this is my new addiction! all the guys made fun of me at work cause thats all i would play when it was slow, but i am not afraid to admit that i loved sally's spa and i am a 19 year old guy LOL my gf still gives me crap though lol

  • Severinggecko

    god i was so addicted to sally's spa and i think this is my new addiction! all the guys made fun of me at work cause thats all i would play when it was slow, but i am not afraid to admit that i loved sally's spa and i am a 19 year old guy LOL my gf still gives me crap though lol

  • http://blueunitstudios.com Daniel Kratt

    Hey everyone!

    My name is Dan and I was the designer of Sally's Spa!
    Both myself and Craig (Sally's Spa programmer) have our own studio now and we're 100% focused on iPhone games (blueunitstudios.com). We're wrapping up a new game RIGHT NOW!

    Our new game is not really like Sally's Spa or Are You Alright at all but I thought this might be a good forum to chime in on. I'm hoping to be more active on the toucharcade forums over the next year, I'll keep you posted!

    Dan.

    • Chad

      I'm looking forward to further releases! Sally's Spa was a VERY polished title; something not often seen outside of name brand developers.

  • http://blueunitstudios.com Daniel Kratt

    Hey everyone!

    My name is Dan and I was the designer of Sally's Spa!
    Both myself and Craig (Sally's Spa programmer) have our own studio now and we're 100% focused on iPhone games (blueunitstudios.com). We're wrapping up a new game RIGHT NOW!

    Our new game is not really like Sally's Spa or Are You Alright at all but I thought this might be a good forum to chime in on. I'm hoping to be more active on the toucharcade forums over the next year, I'll keep you posted!

    Dan.

    • Chad

      I'm looking forward to further releases! Sally's Spa was a VERY polished title; something not often seen outside of name brand developers.

  • flynn

    I picked this game up, and it's quite fun. However, I don't understand the minigame where you have 5 colors of liquid you have to squirt into a petri dish. What determines what color you are supposed to use?

    • Dozer

      Hi Flynn,
      Just look for the petri dish that looks different after pressing the button. That's the one you end up using.

  • flynn

    I picked this game up, and it's quite fun. However, I don't understand the minigame where you have 5 colors of liquid you have to squirt into a petri dish. What determines what color you are supposed to use?

    • Dozer

      Hi Flynn,
      Just look for the petri dish that looks different after pressing the button. That's the one you end up using.

  • Georgina

    Not only is the layout identical to Sally's Spa, so is the gameplay -- even most of the minigames are direct copies. It also has no game balance. I'm getting 'perfects' on every level, even the one where one of my patients stormed off! Still, the graphics are cute and it's fun enough for a dollar.

    Thanks for reviewing the game, Touch Arcade. I wouldn't have found out about it otherwise.

    Cheers.

  • Georgina

    Not only is the layout identical to Sally's Spa, so is the gameplay -- even most of the minigames are direct copies. It also has no game balance. I'm getting 'perfects' on every level, even the one where one of my patients stormed off! Still, the graphics are cute and it's fun enough for a dollar.

    Thanks for reviewing the game, Touch Arcade. I wouldn't have found out about it otherwise.

    Cheers.

  • http://twitter.com/juuboo Julie

    I love it! I didn't end up buying Sally's Spa but since I heard of this game, I bought it instantly (I love time management games) and I'm pretty satisfied with it!

    Loving it.

  • http://twitter.com/juuboo Julie

    I love it! I didn't end up buying Sally's Spa but since I heard of this game, I bought it instantly (I love time management games) and I'm pretty satisfied with it!

    Loving it.

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    I don't understand this... isn't it intellectual property infringement? Doesn't this take business away from the folks who designed Sally's Spa? I would be outraged!

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    I don't understand this... isn't it intellectual property infringement? Doesn't this take business away from the folks who designed Sally's Spa? I would be outraged!