Emergency Mayhem for Wii

Race to save things then wiggle.

Codemasters is working on a new Wii game called Emergency Mayhem, where you take control of emergency services vehicles to race to the scene of a calamity and then perform Wiimote actions to do a mini-game. Someone resuscitate Ellie.

As you can see from the trailer, it's a cartoony ride through Crisis City, where you get to be pretend policeman, pretend paramedic and pretend fireman across over 30 missions, rescuing people from burning buildings, defusing bombs and shooting monkeys with tranquiliser darts.

It's all being lined up for Q2 2008 (or "spring" as the trailer explains), and mini-games include hurling bananas at naughty monkeys, using a trampoline to bounce escaping prisoners back into custody, and doing a waddle action with the Wiimote and Nunchuk to herd penguins to safety. You also get to do CPR, use the 'mote like a fire-hose and twist it like a wrench.

It doesn't look or sound appalling, actually, which is a nice turn-up for a Wii mini-games compilation, and you can marvel at the screenshot gallery too if it's captured your interest.

Oh, and if the name Emergency Mayhem rings bells, it's because you have heard of it before - it was originally announced for PS2 and Xbox by Acclaim, who then went under, with Codies doing the publishing now and Supersonic the coding.

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