Developer: Adult Swim Games
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The Good: New theme is nice, still the same, 5 new surgeries for free
The Bad: It’s still the same, takes 30 minutes to beat, all the problems are still here
If you haven’t played Amateur Surgeon you need to read up on the review and pick it up now! I’m not going to explain how Christmas Edition plays since only people who purchased the original can get this free update. Alan Probe is a now successful surgeon and flies his jet right into Santa. He meets a strange elf, has to fix up a reindeer, defrost an abominable snowman then save Santa himself.
The tools are essentially the same, but they look different. Instead of staples, they give you colored Christmas tape, a can of snow and a lighter for cauterization, and fairy dust for medi-gel. The sounds change accordingly as well, so it’s a nice touch, but the core game play hasn’t changed and that’s both good and bad. The game is still lacking hints so trial and error are frustrating. It also only takes about 30 minutes to beat this add-on so after that you’re pretty much done. For only one dollar of the original’s price having these five extra surgeries is a huge steal. I have to say that this shouldn’t be passed up especially since it’s free!