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Trauma Center: Under the Knife (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Take on the role of a doctor on this unique title for the Nintendo DS. You play as Dr. Derek Stiles, a young doctor who has just started at Hope Hospital. Things start off rather normally for the doctor, but he soon discovers that he has a special talent called the 'healing touch'. This talent allows him to slow down time to perform surgical procedures much faster than normal. However, a new epidemic begins to appear, and Dr. Stiles will need to be lightning-fast as well as accurate to save his patients' lives!

Trauma Center is almost entirely played with the stylus. All of Dr. Stiles' tools are used with the stylus, whether it be the suture, the scalpel, the drain, or the syringe. Quick and accurate response to the medical procedures will keep your patients healthy, but you'll also need to be prepared for unexpected events that can turn an almost finished operation on its head. The game is surprisingly difficult, and seems to hail back to challenge of the Super NES era.

Screenshots

Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS After a failed operation, Derek finds himself on the street unemployed.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Removing the tumor with the forceps.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS A little glass can't be so bad, can it?
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS About to cut this tumor loose.

Alternate Titles

  • "超執刀 カドゥケウス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Chou Shittou Caduceus" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Easy as... Surgery Lawnmower Man (140) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Doctor Derek Stylus NeoJ (428) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars

The Press Says

Game Shark Nov 23, 2005 A- 91
N-Zone May 17, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania May 19, 2006 81 out of 100 81
GameZone Oct 18, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP Oct 10, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 11, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.nl Jun 12, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamestyle 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameCola.net Feb 04, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Trauma Center: Under the Knife appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – The "Is 'Spiking My DS' Covered Under the Warranty?" Award

Ben K (23018) added Trauma Center: Under the Knife (Nintendo DS) on Dec 27, 2005