Trauma Center: Under the Knife review

The DS sews up the most bizarre emergency room ever

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While hacking away at patients may sound like a bloody blast, Trauma Center is actually quite challenging. Each surgery is like a puzzle that must be deciphered correctly and in a timely fashion, lest you want to end up with a corpse in front of you. In addition to using the right tools at specific points in the procedure, you’ll have to deal with a ticking clock and plummeting heart rates that must be stabilized (often with injections) before you can continue.

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DescriptionIf a lack of new and addictive DS content is what ails you, pick up this creative, satisfying surgical sim and call us in the morning.
US censor rating"Teen","Teen"
UK censor rating"",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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