Friday, July 6, 2007

Virtual Surgery: This Won't Hurt a Bit

Ever dream of a career in medicine? Now you can live the dream... on your Nintendo.

Trauma Center: Under the Knife is a hospital simulation game in which you are a young upstart doctor who must prove his mettle at a high tech hospital. From simple surgeries like sewing up a motorcyclist’s arm, to more advanced tumor removal, Trauma Center offers wannabe doctors a wide array of surgical applications.

In this high-tech occupational simulation, if you don't follow the procedures fast enough, you lose the patient. You must quickly follow a set of steps involving selecting the right tool in the right order and then using it. For the first couple of surgeries, your nurse will guide you through, but after that, you are mostly on your own. You are timed during every operation and graded afterward.

About the gory graphics... if you can't stand the heat stay out of the (virtual) OR.

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