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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 Here's the first patient.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Derek Stiles, the main character of the game.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Cutting up the patient's arm.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Rank and score after the operation.

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
Jeuxvideo.com May 02, 2006 17 out of 20 85
N-Zone May 17, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de May 08, 2006 80 out of 100 80
G4 TV: X-Play Oct 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PlayDevil Jun 23, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Jan 10, 2006 B 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 11, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamestyle 2006 7 out of 10 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 (23103) added Trauma Center: Under the Knife (Nintendo DS) on Dec 27, 2005