Back in March, Bossa Studios brought their hit, medically inaccurate surgeon simulation game Surgeon Simulator ($4.99) to the iPad. It was strange though. You’d think a game that has you virtually handling tools to perform operations would translate better to the touchscreen of the iPad, giving everything a more direct and personal feel. But that wasn’t really the case. It turns out the awkwardness of using individual keys on a keyboard to control your surgeon’s hand was a big part of the charm of Surgeon Simulator, and while the iPad does feel intentionally awkward in its own way, it just wasn’t quite the same. However, the iPad version of Surgeon Simulator is still a hoot and it’s fun to be able to take it with you on the go.
This week, Surgeon Simulator on the iPad got even better as it was updated with the alien autopsy content that hit the desktop version last year. Yes, poor Bob the patient gets to take a break as you tear into the body of Gworb the alien. Gworb’s body is filled with “six impossible-to-pronounce organs that you’ll need to replace in order to patch him up and send him on his way" according to the App Description, which also means there’s six new achievements to shoot for.
This update also continues Bossa’s efforts of optimizing the game for older devices, and they specifically point out that Surgeon Simulator should run much better on the iPad 3. Surgeon Simulator is definitely one of the sillier, more over-the-top-gruseome-but-in-a-lighthearted-way games you can play. It’s totally bonkers, really. If you own an iPad and want a zany experience for it, definitely check it out, especially now that you can carve up a little alien.