DescriptionTake 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.
- "超執刀 カドゥケウス" -- Japanese spelling
- "Chou Shittou Caduceus" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
|Easy as... Surgery||Lawnmower Man (140)|
|Doctor Derek Stylus||NeoJ (428)|
|GamePro (US)||Oct 12, 2005||4.5 out of 5||90|
|N-Zone||May 17, 2006||83 out of 100||83|
|Game Informer Magazine||Oct, 2005||8.25 out of 10||82|
|PlayDevil||Jun 23, 2006||80|
|GameSpot||Oct 06, 2005||7.8 out of 10||78|
|The Video Game Critic||Jan 10, 2006||B||75|
|1UP||Oct 10, 2005||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Gamezine||Nov 03, 2005||14 out of 20||70|
|Gamestyle||2006||7 out of 10||70|
|GameCola.net||Feb 04, 2006||5 out of 10||50|
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1001 Video GamesTrauma Center: Under the Knife appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 2006 – #2 Most Innovative Game Design of the Year
- 2005 – The "Is 'Spiking My DS' Covered Under the Warranty?" Award