Microsurgeon Reviews (Intellivision)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.7
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Want to be a doctor but can't stand the sight of blood? If so, Microsurgeon is for you. You can really get into this game— into the brain, the lungs, the heart and other vital organs. You plug in the cartridge and, within seconds, you are set up in a lucrative practice without the bother and expense of medical school. Whether you're fighting brain tumors, kidney stones or insidious viruses, you don't get bored. I got almost the same thrill watching an open heart procedure in my hospital, with one vital exception— I was only a voyeur in the hospital. With Microsurgeon, I was in control.
An unbelievably unique game, Imagic really had a winner here, but Microsurgeon was NOT destined to become a classic. Why? It could be that the thought of moving a tiny probe around the interior of a diseased human wasn't the most appealing theme to gamers. Zapping cholesterol buildups and brain tumors might have hit too close to home for the adult player, and the potentially biological background may have scared a few of the youngsters away. Not me, though. I bought Microsurgeon the day it came out, and whenever I dust off the Intellivision for a little pre-Nintendo competition, you can be sure this one is going into that slot.
neXGam (Jul 27, 2012)
Das Spiel endet dann entweder im schlimmsten Fall durch den Tod des Patienten oder wenn man alle Krankheiten geheilt hat. In letzterem Fall gibt die Höhe der Rechnung an, wie schnell und effizient man die Krankheiten geheilt hat. Grafisch ist der Titel eine wahre Meisterleistung. Durch die Detailverliebtheit kann das Intellivision seine Grafikpower voll ausspielen. Auch spielerisch überzeugt der Titel durch zahlreiche verschiedene Situationen die gespielt werden können. Einzig der Sound bleibt hier ein wenig zurück: Hier hört man nur den Herzschlag des Patienten, der übrigens im Körper auch entsprechend animiert wird.
TeleMatch (Jan, 1983)
Die Punktezahl am Ende - sehr kompliziert ausgeklügelt! - ist beinahe Nebensache; man hält den Patienten am Leben.
Microsurgeon has very little action. It is still an interesting game with enough options to make it challenging. You have the option to start with patients in fair condition to patients in critical condition.
Tilt (Jul, 1983)
Vos honoraires seront calculés en fonction de multiples paramètres : état du malade avant votre intervention (et après !!!), rapidité de l'opération, énergie utilisée etc. Rassurez-vous ; l'ordinateur s'occupe de toutes les formalités et il ne se trompe jamais... Original et amusant. Plutôt pour les plus petits.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 05, 2006)
The game offers several difficulty levels and two players can cooperate, but Microsurgeon simply doesn't have the "fun factor" most gamers crave. Still, collectors and Intellivision fans should probably track this one down for its novelty value alone.