/---------------------------------\ | Trauma Center: New Blood | |S/XS Rank and Special Bonus Guide| | By: InfinityX | | Version: 1.0 | \---------------------------------/ =============================================================================== =[Table of Contents]= =============================================================================== [[1]] - Version List [[2]] - Introduction [[3]] - Operation Guide [[4]] - FAQ [[5]] - Credits [[6]] - Legal [[7]] - Contact =============================================================================== [[1]] - Version List =============================================================================== v1.00 - First release v1.01 - Minor grammar/spelling fix v1.02 - New sites added to Legal section, added version list =============================================================================== [[2]] - Introduction =============================================================================== I would first like to thank CreamyNougat for allowing me to use his brilliant layout for effectively documenting all of the special bonuses contained herein. This is going to be my first submission to GameFAQs and I'd like some feedback, positive or negative. If this helped or if it needs work, don't hesitate to contact me, I'll respond as quickly as time permits. All operation numbers are listed here just a they are in the game. If you wish to find information regarding mission 1-1, simply hit ctrl-F and type 1-1. Please note that this guide is not meant to be a walkthrough. I list the requirements for all 3 difficulties, but the tips I give assume you have completed the mission before and are attempting to get an XS. All operations are written for single player mode, adapt the strategies for co-op mode by splitting up the responsibilities between two players. If you're looking for Stigma (and GUILT) strategies, there are full articles about each that can be found at http://traumacentergame.wikia.com/ For this guide, <= means "less than or equal to." I feel I need to note this because the correct character for "less than or equal to" is not part of standard ASCII, and "<=" looks like an arrow. I do plan to provide Youtube videos of the more difficult missions later on, especially if there's even a slight demand for them. =============================================================================== [[3]] - Operation Guide =============================================================================== Operation 1-1: In a Remote Town Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.4 Completed with 200/220/240 left (3:20/3:40/4:00).................1.1 MAX CHAIN of at least 20/35/40...................................1.2 6/10/12 COOL's earned............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Not Available When to raise vitals: Vitals won't drop enough to worry about past the start Specific tips: Getting COOLs is the key here. Remember, wide and even sutures are the best way to mend lacerations. The main point for bone removal is the direction you pull them out. Make it exactly perpendicular to the wound for best results. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 1-2: Montgomery Memorial Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.4 Completed with 210/230/240 left (3:30/3:50/4:00).................1.1 MAX CHAIN of at least 40/45/50...................................1.2 Vitals stayed above 60/70/75.....................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Not Available When to raise vitals: Between each tumor Specific tips: The only semi difficult part here is the vital limit. Be sure you're working one tumor at a time, and not hitting A or B when looking for tumors. If you hit A or B to make the tumor's shadow persist, you'll only get a GOOD instead of a COOL when the tumor is removed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 1-3: Snowstorm Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 220/250/260 left (3:40/4:10/4:20).................1.3 Less than 4/3/2 defib. uses......................................1.2 3/4/5 COOL's earned..............................................1.2 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Not Available When to raise vitals: Not Necessary Specific tips: This is a very short, very straightforward operation. Clean up the blood at the start, suture the wounds, and open him up. Drain all the blood on the heart, then conduct the drain/incise/remove twice, cover and gel procedure for the rifle round, complete defibrillation, and the mission will be over as quickly as it started. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 1-4: Sorcery of Salvation Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 220/240/255 left (3:40/4:00/4:15).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 30/40/45...................................1.2 Fewer than 30/20/18 blood pools..................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Automatic When to raise vitals: After they drop from draining blood pools Specific tips: Speed is going to be the major key. Open her up quickly and apply the gel to the two beginning light blood pools, then laser all four and cut them all at once. Clear all the small blood pools again, then start placing the yellow circuits quickly. After the third, start draining pools, but be sure to continue applying gel, the small pools may be under large pools too. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 1-5: An Aging Hospital Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 180/190/195 left (3:00/3:10/3:15).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 40/50/52...................................1.2 Vitals stayed above 40/50/55.....................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After the first two tumors and inflammations When to raise vitals: After each tumor or if they start nearing 60-65 Specific tips: Vitals will start dropping quickly after the first few tumors and inflammations are dealt with. Stay aware of when you need to raise vitals. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 1-6: Awakening Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 180/210/220 left (3:00/3:30/3:40).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 50/65/70...................................1.2 Myocardium tore <= 6/4/2 times...................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Automatic When to raise vitals: After mending first 4 blood pockets Specific tips: Remember to get the 4 blood pockets that show up after the collapse, and the rest should be simple. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 2-1: An Icy Welcome Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.5 Completed with 140/180/200 left (2:20/3:00/3:20).................1.1 MAX CHAIN of at least 60/70/75...................................1.2 Pus formed <= 70/60/50 times.....................................1.2 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After the first two tumors, in the bottom area. When to raise vitals: Any time they drop too far Specific tips: Be ready to move down quickly after the first area is dealt with. Activate the Healing Touch and excise all the tumors and drain the pus. Do NOT worry about the inflammations until the end. Excising tumors and keeping pus formation down will significantly reduce number of inflammations. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 2-2: The Pacemaker Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.4 Completed with 190/200/210 left (3:10/3:20/3:30).................1.3 MAX CHAIN of at least 40/50/55...................................1.2 Heart massaged <= 40/30/26 times.................................1.1 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After first CPR When to raise vitals: After the operation is finished Specific tips: Memorize the sequence of techniques you must use, and execute them as quickly as possible. Get used to getting COOLs on heart massage events, too many GOODs will hurt your score. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 2-3: Dependable Pair Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.4 Completed with 160/180/190 left (2:40/3:00/3:10).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 40/45/48...................................1.2 Less than 5/4/3 defib. uses......................................1.2 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After second defibrillation When to raise vitals: Often Specific tips: There will be heavy damage occurring throughout the operation. Be very careful when draining blood en masse, as that can set off a chain of new wounds that will kill the patient quickly due to the extremely restrictive maximum vitals in this mission. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 2-4: Stigma Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 120/140/150 left (2:00/2:20/2:30).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 16/20/23...................................1.2 4/6/8 COOL's earned..............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Anytime / Not Necessary When to raise vitals: Between Cheir waves or when laser is on cooldown Specific tips: This is a very simple operation as the first Stigma encounter, just incinerate the Cheir bodies and get cools on the lacerations for an easy XS. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 2-5: Lost in the Flames Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 90/120/150 left (1:30/2:00/2:30)..................1.3 MAX CHAIN of at least 100/140/160................................1.2 Fewer than 40/30/25 blood pools..................................1.2 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After preparing all 12 donor patches off the start When to raise vitals: Between skin graft applications/when waiting for pools Specific tips: Burn victims are some of the toughest operations by far, just be sure to wait until right after draining blood to apply skin grafts. While waiting, remove the black burns or prepare more donor skin patches. Other than that, there's not much else you can do to prevent a MISS from a blood pool forming at the absolute most inopportune times. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 3-1: A Special Assignment Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.4 Completed with 210/230/240 left (3:30/3:50/4:00).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 25/28/30...................................1.3 < 5/2/1 gallstones passed........................................1.1 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After incinerating first gallstone When to raise vitals: After complete removal of gallbladder (Vaughn) Specific tips: This can be done extremely quickly with Dr. Vaughn's Healing Touch, but vitals will drop to about 5 when the gallbladder is completely removed. Be ready to incinerate any stones that are close to the end when you're done. For Dr. Blaylock, you'll need to check on gallstones more often, but you won't have to worry about vitals. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 3-2: Q & A Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 210/220/225 left (3:30/3:40/3:45).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 50/60/65...................................1.2 4/6/8 COOL's earned..............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After opening up the patient When to raise vitals: Whenever necessary Specific tips: Standard procedure, restrictive time limit. Again, the small blood pools will break your chain if left too long. The line between S and XS for this mission is very thin, be sure to pull every glass shard and suture every laceration to the best of your ability to max out your score. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 3-3: Collaborative Research Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.4 Completed with 210/250/270 left (3:30/4:10/4:30).................1.4 MAX CHAIN of at least 9/10/11....................................1.1 <= 3/2/1 cardiac arrests.........................................1.1 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After applying gel to second area When to raise vitals: Not Necessary if done correctly Specific tips: This is another frustrating mission. Remain tenacious and learn the right times to place the patch. Don't let a small blood pool break your chain while you're concentrating on applying a patch. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 3-4: Cursed Burden Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 120/180/190 left (2:00/3:00/3:10).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 40/55/60...................................1.3 Tissue hardened <= 10/5/2 times..................................1.2 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Not Necessary When to raise vitals: When Soma is hidden and regenerating Specific tips: Soma is by far the easiest Stigma to treat. Keep the drain on it and get rid of the small tumors quickly for a near-free XS. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 3-5: The Deputy Secretary Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 120/150/160 left (2:00/2:30/2:40).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 60/70/85...................................1.2 No aneurysms ruptured............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: When 4 aneurysms appear When to raise vitals: Often, but with vessel sedation at top priority Specific tips: This one makes up for the ease of the previous Soma mission by throwing a punishing combination of viewpoint movement, multiple aneurysms requiring sedation, and rapidly dropping vitals with a low maximum. Work quickly, both doctors' Healing Touches will help in their own way, use them to your advantage as best as possible. Remember to raise vitals before suturing the last blood vessel, as there is no "close-up" portion of the operation as with others. Be sure also to get COOLs when suturing vessels, as the requirement for XS is high in this operation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Operation 4-1: Money Talks Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 160/190/200 left (2:40/3:10/3:20).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 30/38/40...................................1.2 Pus formed <= 25/20/15 times.....................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After opening up second patient When to raise vitals: Before opening up second patient and after removing appendix Specific tips: Stemming pus formation is going to be the hardest part of this mission, the appendix absolutely needs to be removed first while only draining pus that is directly impeding its removal. Going out of your way to drain pus on the side will only give it time to produce more and threaten your special bonus points. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 4-2: Good Samaritans Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 140/160/180 left (2:20/2:40/3:00).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 50/70/85...................................1.2 15/20/22 COOL's earned...........................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After clearing up first area When to raise vitals: After clearing up light blood pools Specific tips: More blood pockets and light blood pools, as well as lacerations small and large. If you can satisfy the special bonuses, you basically have your XS in the bag. As usual, keep the light blood pools at bay and treat the blood pockets at top priority. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 4-3: Forced Appearance Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 80/100/110 left (1:20/1:40/1:50)..................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 120/180/190................................1.2 5/10/12 COOL's earned............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After cardiac arrest When to raise vitals: During drain malfunction/after cardiac arrest Specific tips: Similar to previous operation. If you're able to satisfy the bonuses, the XS is already yours. Keep cool and work quickly, and you won't need to raise vitals before the drain breaks. After that, it's merely cleaning up the final tumors and blood and the operation will be complete. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 4-4: Showdown Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 110/140/130 left (1:50/2:20/2:10).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 45/50/60...................................1.2 No aneurysms ruptured............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: When the first four aneurysms appear When to raise vitals: Before opening incision and between aneurysms Specific tips: This is going to be a brutal aneurysm operation, luckily though, vitals are maxed at 99. Two waves of four aneurysms will appear back to back. To make matters worse, just satisfying the bonuses does not guarantee an XS here. You'll have to rely on the speed boost of the Healing Touch and your ability to get COOLs on blood vessel suturing to carry you into XS range. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 4-5: Studio Emergency Special Bonuses Completed with 150/180/190 left (2:30/3:00/3:10).................1.3 MAX CHAIN of at least 40/60/65...................................1.2 Core impacted <= 3/2/1 times.....................................1.3 Tumors burst <= 3/2/1 times......................................1.2 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Right before the split When to raise vitals: Should not be necessary Specific tips: Keep priority on being careful when the split occurs, as it will be the toughest part of the operation. The best advice you can take here is to watch the nutrients at all times, try to ignore them if they will notimpact the core so you don't lose time lasering the main body. This is one of the rare missions where you'll need to actually slow down near the end and gather points by draining and lasering nutrients and tumors. After the core splits, hit both of the cores twice, then finish one off, then just drain and laser all of the smaller stuff until about 3:35, then go ahread and finish off the final core. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 5-1: Face-Off Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 220/240/245 left (3:40/4:00/4:05).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 20/30/32...................................1.2 <= 5/3/2 convulsions occurred....................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Anytime / Not necessary When to raise vitals: At the end Specific tips: This is an easy one, just work quickly starting with the stick fragment, then pull all of the ligaments together and suture them quickly. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 5-2: Misfortune Strikes Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 220/240/245 left (3:40/4:00/4:05).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 25/30/32...................................1.2 Membranes fell <= 12/8/3 times...................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After second fibrillation (after small wounds) When to raise vitals: After the operation Specific tips: This is going to be an extremely brutal operation, especially with Dr. Blaylock. The best advice I can give you here is that you'll need to practice speed and accuracy when applying membranes. You'll literally need to flick your hand back and forth, grasping and dropping membranes in place as you do. Work on speed and raise vitals as much as possible without passing 4:05 at the end of the mission. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 5-3: Fade to Black Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 150/180/190 left (2:30/3:00/3:10).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 40/50/60...................................1.2 Membranes fell <= 15/10/6 times..................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: (Vaughn) After mending the smaller blood pockets (Blaylock) After opening up the patient When to raise vitals: Anytime they drop below 20 Specific tips: Essentially the same mission as 5-2, except with blood packets around the burst area instead of small lacerations. Unfortunately, it's still a case of practice makes perfect. Mend the pockets around the burst, then drain all the blood until the new pools don't form instantly, then dump membranes madly onto the burst area and seal it with gel. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 5-4: Coercion Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.2 Completed with 200/220/230 left (3:20/3:40/3:50).................1.3 MAX CHAIN of at least 8/12/15....................................1.1 Onyx attacked <= 3/2/1 times.....................................1.4 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Anytime / Not Necessary When to raise vitals: After injecting serum into Onyx Specific tips: Easy first Onyx mission. It doesn't even use the vein web to block your view in this operation. Kill it off for an easy XS. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 5-5: No Escape Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 160/180/190 left (2:40/3:00/3:10).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 30/50/60...................................1.2 Membranes sealed all wounds......................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Anytime / Not Necessary When to raise vitals: N/A Specific tips: This is another easy one, just be sure to work only 1-2 wounds at a time and put just the slightest dot of gel on a membrane to seal it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 5-6: Mutation Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 200/220/225 left (3:20/3:40/3:45).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 8/12/15....................................1.2 Onyx attacked <= 3/2/1 times.....................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After the vein web shows When to raise vitals: Should not be necessary Specific tips: This is a luck based fight, unfortunately. You'll need six injections total and there's no telling where the real Onyx will show up after the web. The best thing you can do is hold your viewpoint at once side of the spleen until you hear it dive into it again, then scan carefully across it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 5-7: Endgame Special Bonuses Unlocked in less than 90/70/60 (1:30/1:10/X:XX)..................1.5 Pieces moved <= 20/20/18 times...................................1.5 XStra Tips Healing Touch: N/A When to raise vitals: N/A Specific tips: This one is a bit tougher in hard mode, as every time you rotate a panel, an adjacent panel will rotate with it. The best advice I can give you here is just to keep trying it and memorize a strategy to unlock it in the fewest movements possible. Try moving the first and last connecting pieces to get an idea of where you need to work from there. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 6-1: An Urgent Meeting Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 120/140/150 left (2:00/2:20/2:30).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 10/15/18...................................1.2 <= 3/2/1 grappler tips regenerated...............................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: On the last (4th) Brachion wave When to raise vitals: While arms are regenerating Specific tips: As another "first Stigma operation" for Brachion, this one will be significantly easier than the future encounters. There will not be any 3-section arms for the venom to move through, so clamp off the end arm parts and begin injecting. The best method I've found is to inject all of the grappler tips with the serum before beginning the extraction. This keeps from happening the mistake of trying to clip off the toxin and accidentally dropping a grappler tip. Get a good feel for it, once you get past the 3rd wave, the final one will be the easiest with the Healing Touch. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 6-2: Culuruma Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 230/240/245 left (3:50/4:00/4:02).................1.2 Vitals stayed above 50/60/70.....................................1.2 <= 5/3/1 gas outbreaks...........................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Directly after opening patient up When to raise vitals: Before operation and between tumor excisions Specific tips: This is a fairly simple operation, the hardest part is just watching the vitals. Keeping vitals above 70 is , seeing as they're maxed at 90. Keep calm, but work quickly. Remove 2-3 tumors and apply membranes, too many open wounds will drop vitals too fast to keep above 70. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 6-3: An Ailing Village Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 160/195/200 left (2:40/3:15/3:20).................1.2 <= 4/2/1 grappler tips regenerated...............................1.2 No tumors ruptured...............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After Ops splits When to raise vitals: Not necessary if done correctly Specific tips: Soma is going to be a pushover as usual, get rid of it to get to Brachion, which will be the true fight. Again, work calm and fast. Inject the shortest arm tip first, but excise it last. Ops will be tough with Dr. Blaylock, just be very careful when the core splits and work on one half at a time. Again, like the first Ops operation, you'll need to leave one core up at the end to gather points from the smaller nutrients. Continue gathering until your score is around 7200, the clock should be somewhere around 3:40-4:50 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 6-4: Culurium Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 120/180/200 left (2:00/3:00/3:20).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 40/50/60...................................1.2 Less than 12/9/8 defib. uses.....................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After second fibrillation When to raise vitals: Anytime they begin to drop below 12, raise to 20-25 Specific tips: This mission is going to require extreme speed, as Pepita's wound causes cardiac arrests very often. Unfortunately though, I have yet to observe Vaughn's time-slowing Healing Touch actually increase the time between the arrests so it's hard to gauge when to use his. Blaylock's, on the other hand, is very valuable, as it reduces the need to administer stabilizer as often. The best way I've found to carry this mission out is to work three wounds at once, and the blood pockets last. Remember to gel the small pools. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 6-5: The Heat of Battle Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 40/60/80 left (0:40/1:00/1:20)....................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 150/200/250................................1.3 All 5 operations completed.......................................1.2 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Anytime When to raise vitals: Whenever they drop Specific tips: This is another multi-patient operation, and the first one will be the most difficult, a burn victim. Work from the bottom up, preparing 8+ donor sheets at once, curing black areas, and sealing two areas at once, in that order. The other patients are standard procedure, just make sure to not lose your cool and miss because of a minor mistake. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 6-6: Signed in Blood Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.2 Completed with 120/150/180 left (2:00/2:30/3:00).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 80/90/95...................................1.2 No attacks from Onyx.............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Anytime When to raise vitals: Often, vital cap will be low Specific tips: This is one of the simpler operations, despite its somewhat imposing objective. Always kill off the Stigma before trying to attach more parts of the liver. Treat Onyx first on the second one, and mend lacerations while Onyx is flailing about after a serum injection. There's a significantly lower chance of Onyx attacking due to the size of the organ, mainly that you can see the whole thing at any one time. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 7-1: The Rose's Thorns Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 140/150/170 left (2:20/2:30/X:XX).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 60/80/85...................................1.2 Thrombus did not regenerate......................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After removing two vessels from all 3 of the tumors When to raise vitals: Between tumor waves Specific tips: This is a relatively easy mission, treat these just as in the past, detach two vessels from all current tumors, then knock off the last one from each and remove them quickly, then clean up the small polyps with the laser and gel. With the Healing Touch, this is a breeze, some might prefer to use Dr. Blaylock's Healing Touch earlier in the mission to stem vital drops. It's really a matter of choice, do what is most comfortable for you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 7-2: Strike Force Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 30/60/70 left (0:30/1:00/1:10)....................1.2 Grappler tips did not regenerate.................................1.2 Tissue hardened <= 8/5/3 times...................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Last (4th) wave of Brachion When to raise vitals: Whenever necessary Specific tips: Another multiple-patient operation, this time with more than one strain in the latter two. Brachion will be a challenging but straightforward fight, in contrast to the Cheir/Soma and Onyx/Soma patients that follow it. Always deal with Soma last, but listen and watch for the small red tumors it discharges, they must not be allowed to harden. Your ears will be the best defense you have against Soma's tumors in the third patient, as your viewpoint will need to be moved often, and Soma might be off the screen. Be sure you're able to listen for the distinctive sound Soma makes when it creates a tumor. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 7-3: Identity Loss Special Bonuses No Healing Touch.................................................1.4 1st stage complete in <= 20/12/5.................................1.2 2nd stage complete in <= 20/15/15................................1.2 3rd stage complete in <= 20/12/10................................1.2 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Avoid for bonus When to raise vitals: N/A Specific tips: This is a fun little mini-game. Something of a mix between Frogger and that horrible sun from Super Mario Bros. 3 the way I see it. The only thing to do to improve here is practice. For the second stage, remove all four of the left side pins quickly to be able to pull the right side one out as it turns off. The other two are luck, practice, and accuracy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 7-4: Weapon Depot Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 200/210/215 left (3:20/3:30/3:35).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 20/30/35...................................1.2 No inflammation burst............................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: After finishing the first wave of 5 When to raise vitals: Not necessary if done correctly Specific tips: This is a nightmare on hard mode, you'll have only a split second to memorize the locations and colors of the inflammations, if you wait too long, even with the sedative, at least one inflammation will burst and you'll need to retry. Without getting too deep in to psychological methods of memory, I'd say the best way to remember the inflammation colors would be to find the color that has the most inflammations and make an imaginary shape around them. Then try to individually remember the others. That's the best way I can describe my method, if it doesn't work for you, find something that does and stick with it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 7-5: The Lady of the Castle (!) Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 140/145/150 left (2:20/2:25/2:30).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 35/40/42...................................1.2 10/25/18 COOL's earned...........................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: Before lasering the red device (after a fibrillation) When to raise vitals: Anytime they begin to drop below 12, raise to 20-25 Specific tips: Another mission with constant fibrillations, this time you'll need to manually resuscitate her because of the implant. The main difficulty here lies in not doing anything after fibrillation begins, ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation 7-6: Master Vakhushti Special Bonuses No Mistakes......................................................1.3 Completed with 240/300/320 left (4:00/5:00/5:20).................1.2 MAX CHAIN of at least 90/120/150.................................1.2 Tumors burst <= 5/4/2 times......................................1.3 XStra Tips Healing Touch: When Cardia discharges the huge circle of tumors When to raise vitals: After all wounds and tumors are removed Specific tips: This is the final battle, and the XS rank will require a near-flawless operation. Remove red membrane sections and nearby pieces first, then work on taking the other pieces. Try to anticipate its movements, take out huge chunks if you feel it's about to teleport away. For the second phase, keeping control is the key. Keep vitals above 90, and remove tumors as soon as they begin to be dicharged. Suture wounds with skill, COOLs will be required to hit XS here, but there will be plenty for you to work with. Activate the Healing Touch at the end and finish off the Cardia. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- =============================================================================== [[4]] - FAQ =============================================================================== No content... yet! =============================================================================== [[5]] - Credit =============================================================================== CreamyNougat - For permission to use his layout for the majority of this guide. Lucid Faia - For playing a major role in getting me hooked on the Trauma Center games. 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