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.

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Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Rank and score after the operation.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Putting gel on the wound.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS After finishing an operation I put on some bandage.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Mission briefing

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

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Oct 03, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania.de May 19, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Factornews Jun 16, 2006 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de May 08, 2006 80 out of 100 80
UOL Jogos Feb 10, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Oct 18, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot Oct 06, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
The Video Game Critic Jan 10, 2006 B 75
Gamezine Nov 03, 2005 14 out of 20 70

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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

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Most Innovative Game Design of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – The "Is 'Spiking My DS' Covered Under the Warranty?" Award

Ben K (23057) added Trauma Center: Under the Knife (Nintendo DS) on Dec 27, 2005