Surgeon Simulator for iPad follows the surprise hit Surgeon Simulator for Windows and Mac where you play the role of psycho surgeon Nigel Burke. The original free version of Surgeon Simulator went viral with its comedy gameplay and crazy graphics as you slowly bludgeon your poor patient to death. The iPad version is exactly the same but with the two fingered controls, even harder to play resulting in even more bloodshed.
Even more crazy operating scenarios
For the iPad version, the developers have made things more interesting with the ability to unlock different types of surgery. There are now up to 50 different achievements possible for successful operations and you can also record your surgery and upload it directly from the game to join the millions of other YouTube videos of surgery gone badly wrong. Overall, Surgeon Simulator for iPad is basically a more polished version of the original free version released last year, with more types of surgery and scenarios to face.
Even harder than real surgery
Surgeon Simulator for iPad is incredibly hard to play. In fact, it's even harder than using a mouse because the two fingered controls require extremely good coordination and aim. You use one finger to pick up an item and another to perform an action with it. It's extremely hard to hold the hammer stable for example and break the ribs to access the vital organs. What generally happens is that you wave the hammer around wildly and thowing it into the rib-cage in an attempt to break through.
Comedy graphics and sound
Surgeon Simulator is a comedy game and the graphics and sound reflect this. However, the attention to detail in the operating theatre is still pretty good with even the on/off switch of the saw and heart monitors included. The internal organs are quite crude though - the intestines look like a string of sausages and the lungs look like big pork chops. There aren't a great deal of sound effects. Most of them involve the beeping of the heart monitor gathering pace as the patient dies and the surgeon Nigel shrieking "Oh No! Oh God" as his patient slowly slips away. Incidentally, British players may recognise the menu backing music as a loose remix of the Casualty theme tune.
A must for Surgeon Simulator fans
If you like the desktop version of Surgeon Simulator, you should definitely give Surgeon Simulator for iPad a go. It's all of the fun of the original, but taken to new and hilarious extremes.