It's time to wield your trusty pizza cutter again, as Amateur Surgeon has returned with a whole fresh set of challenges (and some old, familiar ones, too). Starting anew isn't easy, especially when all you have at your disposal is a lighter, the aforementioned pizza cutter, and an office stapler to get the job done. We believe in you, though, and we've even prepared a few tips to help you improve right away.
Time is key
Once you start to figure out how to heal different wounds, you'll want to start picking up the pace. Try to finish operations as quickly as possible. Beating the clock means you'll get a hefty time bonus, making for a higher score, more stars, and extra cash. I mean, why wouldn't you want that? If you fall short, you can always go back and repeat the surgery and try to get a better score.
Except for when it's not
Speediness is important, yes, but save it for the procedures that benefit from it. Removing bandages, stapling, cauterizing, etc. can all be done pretty quickly. Although this game is pretty silly, you are still trying to save people, so there is some care necessary. When you're making incisions or, say, draining fluids, you'll need to take your time or at least proceed with more care.
Save up your stars
You can spend stars to unlock extra levels. Make sure you do the best job possible to get as many stars as you can for each surgery -- that means beating the clock and performing an accurate and clean surgery. Repeat operations to get more stars easily. You'll be familiar with the procedure and thus better able to continously get a good score on that particular level.
Use your partner's abilities wisely
Each partner you unlock has a unique ability that will help you during an operation. That means cleaning up gunky bits or even curing a bunch of cuts at one time. These abilities function on a timer, though, so you'll want to use them sparingly. Save the abilities for when you think you might really need them. If you're racing against time, for example, maybe use the ability to clear out a bunch tasks that would otherwise take you longer to do.
Amateur Surgery 4 is everything that was wonderful about the previous games but with a shiny new veneer and a brand new storyline. Use what you've learned in this guide to help you through all of the new material and become a top surgeon.
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