Amateur Surgeon 2 – Review

On November 10, 2010

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Amateur Surgeon 2 – Review

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By: Adult Swim

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2010-11-08

Developer: Adult Swim Games

Price: 0.99

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Alan Probe, Amateur Surgeon, is back. And he’s retired.  Amateur Surgeon 2 takes place 51 years after the events of the first one (and presumably after the Christmas Edition) in which frantic parties need Alan’s unique surgery skills to save a special patient.


As with previous versions, our Amateur Surgeon must conduct surgery to remove foreign objects from people’s bodies using such tools as a pizza cutter, a lighter and a sewing kit (and not the surgical kind either). There is blood. There are screams. There is a timer that gives you a limit in which to complete the operation.


However, this version does differentiate itself from previous ones (and I’m not just speaking of plot). There are different patients. There are new types of surgeries Alan can perform. You can pinch and zoom on an area within the patient’s body. Also, with every successful surgery it’s possible to upgrade your skills.


The game is a lot of fun. As mentioned previously, it’s a bit like the board game "Operation" but with a humorous plot and a lot more blood. It would be nice if the game had more differentiation from previous versions, but that’s a minor quibble. The other two incarnations of the game were just as much fun and truthfully they could all be played sequentially in a marathon session for an extra-long game.

The truth is that the game is a lot of entertainment for a dollar. Catch it before the price goes up again. It’s much, much cheaper than medical school.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Almost certainly.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Those who like the game "Operation" and have a sick sense of humor.

What I Like:The concept. The execution.

What I Don't Like:It would be nice if this version had more differentiation from previous incarnations of Amateur Surgeon.

Final Statement:Learn what NOT to do in surgery with Amateur Surgeon 2.

Read the Developer's Notes:
 ** SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE - 99 cents for a limited time ** 
** This game is published by Adult Swim, not TBS **

Alan Probe is back with new patients, new surgeries, and a whole slew of medical ethics violations. Taking place 51 years after the events of the first Amateur Surgeon, Amateur Surgeon 2 brings Alan Probe out of retirement to contend with twenty new surgical procedures of questionably necessary proportions. Facial reconstruction. Clowning emergencies. And a squidectomy. Grab your pizza cutter!


• 20 new surgeries

• All-new patients including Uncle Chuckles and Cap’n Splinters

• Upgrade your tools and make them faster/easier/more accurate

• New pinch to zoom feature gives you a closer look at those hard-to-reach lesions

• Use the touch screen and (on select surgeries) accelerometer tilt control to perform operations

• New syringe tool makes reviving your nearly-dead patients a snap

• Compete against other amateur medical professionals via Open Feint leaderboards and achievements

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