1. Where can I get Amateur Surgeon for my iPhone or iPod touch?

You can access the App Store within iTunes (version 7.7 or higher) on your computer, or simply click the App Store icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch. You will need to be running the 2.0 software or higher on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Search for Amateur Surgeon under the Games section.

2. What settings will ensure the best gaming experience?

On your iPhone or iPod touch springboard, choose SETTINGS > GENERAL> and choose AUTO-LOCK and change it to 5 minutes or turn it off temporarily to prevent the screen from prematurely dimming or automatically locking.

Use your headphones to enjoy the background music and sound effects.

When not using headphones, remember not to cover the speaker otherwise the sounds will be inaudible.

3. Is there a vibration function?

The iPhone version does feature vibration. The iPod Touch is not capable of vibration effects.

4. How do I adjust the screen brightness?

On your iPhone or iPod Touch springboard, choose SETTINGS >BRIGHTNESS and adjust accordingly.

About the Game

5. What is Amateur Surgeon?

In this game, you are a pizza delivery guy who has strong interest in performing operations. You run into various kinds of injured patients under different circumstances and you are compelled to save their lives with the tools you have on hand.

6. What do I need to do in an operation?

There are some instructions / hints showing you the right steps or right tools to use during the operation. A help menu is also provided in case you forget the correct operating procedures.

7. How can I win this game?

You must save 27 patients with various, complicated injuries, as well as three additional "secret" patients that you unlock along the way.

8. How can I unlock the secret patients?

The first secret patient will be unlocked if you obtain a grade A in any surgery of the 30 regular patients. The second secret patient will be unlocked if you meet the specific requirement when operating on the fifth patient in Act 2. The third secret patient will be unlocked if you successfully rescue the 30 regular patients.

Technical Issues

9. How can I save my progress?

Try rebooting the device to clear the memory or exit other applications that might be taking up excessive memory to achieve the highest quality of gameplay.

10. How can I pause the game?

During any operation, you can press the "pause" icon at the top right corner or you can press the "help" icon to pause the game.

11. How can I adjust the music / sound volume?

During any operation, you can press the "Pause" icon, and select "Sound FX" to turn on/off the sound effects, or "Music" icon to turn on/off the background music. You can adjust the sound volume by tapping the "speaker" icon.

12. Who produced this awesome game?

The original online version of the game was developed by Mediatonic for Adult Swim Games. Artificial Life, Inc. developed the iPhone and iPod Touch versions.