Publisher: [adult swim]
Amateur Surgeon 2 is one of the latest games from the people that create Adult Swim. It’s weird, it’s funny and kind of…icky. That all being said, it gives you the ability to practice being a doctor without going to school for 6 years and doing a 4 year residency. All you need is some household products to cut and repair and people desperate enough to use you as their surgeon.
Utilizing a pizza cutter to quickly cut open a bullet wound, you use your kitchen tongs to pick up the bullet. Then you simply use a spool of thread to do the stitches and a lighter on the bullet hole to suture up the wound. Easy peasy. Quickness and accuracy are the name of the game in this digital, horrific version of Milton Bradley’s board game, Operation. Using your technical knowledge (like how to slice a pizza), you deftly fix one patient up at a time.
The game is a follow up to the aptly named Amateur Surgeon that came out a year or two ago. There is a storyline you can follow along but you can skip it at anytime. Each successful surgery gives you the ability to buy better equipment which will make your operations go smoother and have less chance of catastrophic failure resulting in death.
The graphics are cartoony, which in this case, is a good thing. I’d rather not see realistic simulations of glass shoved into someone’s intestines. The sound effects along with the music are well done and don’t repeat too much. The game offers a number of patients that have progressively more difficult issues. Each patient has only a set time limit to live but you can use injections and a car battery to bring their vitals back for a little extra time. Each successful surgery is rated on and A to F scale and if you anything like me, you’ll find getting anything about a C is pretty challenging. This game can definitely be difficult and certainly not for little kids.
Overall, the game is fun and offers a good amount of gameplay for just a few bucks. Anyone looking for a more grown up version of Operation or that just ever wanted to be a surgeon but didn’t have the smarts, money or dexterity, this game is made for you. Besides, cutting a pizza has never been so fun.