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Trauma Center: Under the Knife (Nintendo DS)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.atlus.com:
    Trauma Center: Under the Knife lets YOU play doctor, performing increasingly complex surgeries with the DS stylus and touch screen. At first it is just another day in the O.R., but when a mysterious outbreak sweeps the area, the lives of your patients are in your hands--no pressure. The stylus will be your scalpel as you make incisions, anesthetize problem areas, remove tumors, monitor vital signs, apply bandages, and more!

    Contributed by Lampbane (2522) on Jan 13, 2009.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    Sharpen Your Skills

    Trauma Center: Under the Knife lets YOU play doctor. The stylus will be your scalpel as you make incisions, anesthetize problem areas, remove tumors, monitor vital signs, apply bandages and more. Deal with high-stress situations and human drama between appointments, but keep a cool head, or you'll be kicked out of the OR.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 05, 2007.

Back of Case - Nintendo DS (UK):
    In Trauma Center: Under the Knife, the patients' lives are in your hands! The Nintendo DS puts you above the operating table with 10 different instruments at your surgical disposal. As Dr. Derek Stiles, you'll experience all the drama we've come to expect from the medical field. Toss on some scrubs and step into the O.R.!

    In Trauma Center: Under the Knife, liegt das Leben der Patienten in deimen Händen! Der Nintendo DS stellt dich vor den Operationstich und lässt dich auf zehn chirurgische Instrumente zugreifen. Als Dr. Derek Stiles erlbst du all das Drama des OPs. Streife dir die Handschuhe über und betritt den Operationsaal!

    Dans Trauma Center: Jouez du scalpel, la vie des patients est entre vos mains! Incarnez le jeune docteur Derek Stiles et entrez dans le blac opératoire. Vous desposez des dix instruments chirurgicaux pour sauver les malades. Apprenez à gérer le stress et à surmonter les imprévous pour garantir le succèss de vos interventions et devenir un grand chirurgien !

    In Trauma Center: Under the Knife, lift het leven von de patiënten in jouw handen! Neem plaats achter de operatietafel, waar je 10 chirurgische instrumenten tot je beschikking hebt. Als Dr. Derek Stiles ervaar je de intense spanning uit de medische wereld. Dus trek je steriele kleding aan en stap de operatiekamer binnen! Voorzien van Engelse schermteksten en een Nederlandstalige handleiding.

    Contributed by Knyght (645) on Jun 07, 2006.

Back of Case - Nintendo DS (US):
    HEART SURGERY AND TUMOR REMOVAL MIGHT LOOK EASY FROM THE MORPHINE END, BUT HOW DO YOU THINK THE DOCTOR FEELS? WELL, YOU'RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT!

    IN TRAUMA CENTER: UNDER THE KNIFE, THE PATIENTS' LIVES ARE IN YOUR HANDS!

    THE NINTENDO DS’ PUTS YOU ABOVE THE OPERATING TABLE WITH 10 DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS AT YOUR SURGICAL DISPOSAL. AS DR. DEREK STILES, YOU'LL EXPERIENCE ALL THE DRAMA WE'VE COME TO EXPECT FROM THE MEDICAL FIELD. SO GO AHEAD, TOSS ON SOME SCRUBS AND STEP INTO THE O.R.-IT'S TIME TO PLAY DOCTOR.

    Contributed by Ben K (23018) on Dec 27, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:

    It is a Tumor

    Take your Nintendo DS into the operating room!

    You play doctor in the high-pressure job of surgeon. The stylus is your scalpel, but it's your quick thinking that will save lives.

    Features

    • Feel the pressure of each tense, challenging operation
    • Operate on a wide variety of patients in story mode, then return later and try to beat your high scores
    • Experience a compelling story with intriguing characters
    • Use your applied skills to solve the puzzle of each surgery
    • Detailed graphics bring the human body to life

    At first it's just another day in the O.R., but when a mysterious outbreak sweeps the area, the patients' lives are in your hands -- no pressure. Keep a cool head, or you'll be out on the street.

    In the year 2018, mankind has overcome a number of diseases once thought incurable. However, a new plague, called GUILT (Gangliated Utrophin Immuno Latency Toxin), has emerged to threaten humanity. Very little is known about this new disease, but rumor has it that GUILT might be the first biological weapon used for "medical terrorism."

    You play as Derek Stiles, a doctor who has just completed his residency and joined the surgical team at Hope Hospital, where routine cases are about to become something far more serious. The touch screen is your canvas, and you'll use a variety of medical tools and techniques to make incisions, heal wounds and remove tumors. Because of the urgency of most procedures, you're on the clock. Perform the procedure before time runs out or your patient is doomed.

    On either side of the touch screen are icons of various surgical instruments. To switch instruments, simply tap an icon. A nurse appears on the top screen to keep you informed of the patient's vital signs and give you advice and encouragement.

    Trauma Center: Under the Knife is a little more forgiving than real-life operations. Although precision is good, you aren't often penalized for a less-than-accurate cut. In fact, the game allows you to make a limited number of misses. It will affect your score in the long run, but a miss won't stop you from saving a patient's life. Running out of time will, though.

    After you complete an operation, you can perform the operation again in the Challenge mode to try to get a better score and perform the perfect operation.

    Bottom Line

    Go ahead, play virtual doctor! A compelling story and characters add a deeply human touch to this unusual sim. Plus, the game makes great use of the DS stylus and touch screen.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53448) on Dec 27, 2005.