Surgeon Simulator Advanced Tips
The entertaining and downright gross Surgeon Simulator finally debuted on iPhone and iPad for $5.99. The tricky game features a variety scenarios where you'll perform procedures, including a heart transplant, double-kidney, dental and even eye surgery.
We already posted beginner's tips. Now it's time to put on the scrubs and get to work with more Surgeon Simulator tips.
Don't Worry About the Clean Up
Part of the surgery process involves fixing your patient after taking care of the main procedure. Thankfully, Surgeon Simulator doesn't ask you to do this, so don't worry about putting a patient perfectly back into place. Instead, focus on the goal at hand - replacing the heart, kidney, eye or teeth that need replacing. That's a handful as it is, considering the game's clunky interface.
Sometimes You Need Secondary Tools
At times, you'll see a bunch of unnecessary stuff on the table, such as a coffee mug or Q-tips. In some cases, you won't need these, although it can be pretty funny throwing them around Bob just to see if they change his condition.
However, you'll want to keep inventory of your items, just to see if they'll make your job easier. Case in point - we first tried the hammer to break open Bob's rib cage, since it worked so well in the game's tutorial. However, in the case of quickly getting through the operation, turn to the buzzsaw to get the job done, even though it takes time to master its precision.
Even the smallest tools can make a difference, such as a plastic spoon, which can help you scoop out a kidney better than using your hands.
Use a Syringe to Keep Bob Alive
There will be situations where Bob doesn't have a healthy condition during surgery, and if you don't act fast, you'll lose him entirely. In these situations, use the syringe to keep him from fading, stabbing him a few times in the upper region (such as the face).
Stuck? Turn to the Britannia
Surgeon Simulator is far from an easy game, and there are times you may get stuck. In these cases, turn to your doctor's computer, where you'll have access to tutorials through Britannia disks. These help explain things that can make your procedure go smoother, although you'll still need to do the hands-on work. Hey, no one said being a surgeon was easy.
Don't Take This too Seriously
Despite the dire situations regarding the Bobs you'll work on (no really, they're all named Bob), Surgeon Simulator should hardly be taken seriously. The controls are clumsy enough that you'll often make mistakes, even if you know everything you're supposed to do, and the reaction of the patients is intentionally comical, especially when it comes to messing with their eyes and teeth in their respective surgeries.
So, unless you're a devoted player, don't worry too much about gunning for a high score. Have fun with each procedure and get the hang of what the tools do - even if they don't properly perform as you expect the first time around. Sometimes, Bob's reactions are hilarious, particularly when you use a heavy-duty weapon like a hammer on his teeth. So much for that dental insurance.
For good measure, you can also use tools on yourself. For instance, stabbing yourself with a syringe puts you in a state of dementia, which doesn't exactly help your current surgery, but is a sight to see regardless.
Don't Forget Multiplayer
Even though the service wasn't active during our hands-on time, Surgeon Simulator features a multiplayer option where you can try out surgery with a friend in tow. The idea of two players struggling with controls and leaving a disastrous impression on poor Bob through each procedure sounds incredibly fun, along with competing on the leaderboards. If you know someone picking up the game, give it a try. Who knows? You might make a friend while performing malpractice.
Download Surgeon Simulator: iPad & iPhone