Amateur Surgeon 3 Cheats And Tips
Our ten essential tips for finishing the game off with surgical precision.
Amateur Surgeon 3:
Amateur Surgeon 3 hit the App Store at midnight last night, and Adult Swim's latest take on the series is more than worthy of the name. We reviewed the game earlier on today, now here are ten essential tips for mastering those tricky surgical procedures.
- You need to be very precise when it comes to pulling out sharpened objects from a wound using the forceps. If you want to avoid causing serious (further) injury, pull them out sharply, and exactly in the opposite of the direction they lie in. Pull to the sides and you're going to cause major damage to your patient.
- Be very slow, deliberate and methodical when using the chainsaw in Amateur Surgeon 3. You'll know when you need to put it to use when you see a yellow outline around an object. Move your finger in a continuous but slow direction around the object in question, then carefully remove the part you've cut away using the forceps.
- Wondering how to kill the critters that lurk in some of the nastier wounds? For small creatures, simply zap them a few times with the car battery, then delicately place them in the tray using the forceps. Larger creatures require something a little deadlier, however. First, shock them to keep them in place, then hold the chainsaw down on them without moving your finger. When the shock wears off, shock 'em again and repeat this process until they can be scooped up with the forceps.
- You need stars to unlock new chapters in Amateur Surgeon 3. The best way to get these is to first of all play the earlier, easier missions until you've unlocked every last star on offer. You'll get more stars on each attempt by making fewer mistakes, getting a higher score, and completing the operation as quickly as possible. To unlock bonus stars, select an operation then tap on one of the Bonus tabs to play a special challenge version of the operation.
- You should be able to get every star in at least the first two stages of the game without resorting to the use of special operation partners. By all means take advantage of them whenever they're available, but don't waste precious currency by bringing them into play before you really need them later on.
- There are two things you need to keep a very close eye on in Amateur Surgeon 3 - the time left on the clock, and the patient's heartbeat. Completing all stages of the operation quickly will help you get more stars. Keep the heartbeat ticking over by using the hypodermic needle to inject a little extra life - just push that plunger down very slowly.
- Those needles aren't just good for keeping patients alive. Switch to the red needle and you'll be able to extract any hissing poison inside your patient. Point the needle over the green patch, then pull the plunger back to remove some of the poison. Rinse and repeat until every last drop has gone. Here's a tip - unlike the adrenaline needle, you can move this particular plunger as fast as you like without damaging the patient. Use this to keep your combos flowing.
- You earn combo score multipliers in the game by successfully completing sections of the operation one after another, with little delay between each stage, and without making a mistake. We recommend using each tool in stages, applying it to each wound that can benefit from it before switching to the next tool in the operation. That way you'll minimize downtime between movements, and walk away with a great score.
- Got a bug spreading fire around the insides of your patient? First of all you should destroy the bug using the method outlined above. Next, you need to get rid of that fire as quickly as possible. Use the handheld vacuum cleaner on the right of the screen to get rid of this fiery threat. You should then have no trouble stitching up your patient and finishing off the operation.
- There are two essential steps for making use of the artery clamp, and you need to perform both of them before your patient gets into serious trouble. First, immediately double-tap any areas that have spurting blood. Next, you need to turn the wheel on the clamp - turn it with your fingers until the blood has stopped spraying completely. Now's a good time to check on the patient's heartbeat, as they may well need a shot of adrenaline before you move onto the less pressing parts of the operation.