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Trauma Center: Under the Knife (Nintendo DS)

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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.


Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Rank and score after the operation.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS After finishing an operation I put on some bandage.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS About to cut this tumor loose.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife Nintendo DS Derek seems to be ready to begin.

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 May 02, 2006 17 out of 20 85
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2005 8.25 out of 10 82
Gamesmania May 19, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Factornews Jun 16, 2006 8 out of 10 80
IGN Oct 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80 May 08, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Jan 10, 2006 B 75 Jun 12, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Feb 04, 2006 5 out of 10 50


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