Operation Rescue Unit
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Product Description

Compete with your friends to see who has the steadiest hand and the speediest techniques in this updated, interactive game of Operation. It's the same basic gameplay as the classic, but with all-new bells and whistles. There's a push-pump oxygen ventilator for Sam the Patient's irregular heart beat, automatic scoring and a light-up heart monitor. Comes complete with four exciting games. Includes three skill levels for the entire family to enjoy. Requires 3 "AA" batteries, not included.

Modern medicine has made many advances over the past years--and so has the Milton Bradley game of Operation. This updated version of the classic game still requires the skills of manual dexterity, mental concentration, and calm under pressure as you remove the ailments from the patient, Cavity Sam. But the new Operation Rescue Kit features four different game variations and a more advanced electronic system for even more excitement. Intended for ages six and up, Operation Rescue Kit allows each of the two to four players to set his or her own skill level for each game, which helps to level the playing field and make it a great game for all ages.



The Operation Rescue Kit features an advanced electronic system and four different games. View larger.


The whole game folds up into a stylish blue 'First Aid Kit'. View larger.
Well-Designed Operation: Exciting to Play, Easy to Store
Operation fans will recognize Cavity Sam, who has the same ruddy nose ready to buzz if you accidentally bump the tweezers against a niche's metal edge. Joining the ranks of the old "Funatomy" ailments like Funny Bone, Broken Heart, and Spare Ribs, the board also includes some updated woes such as Joystick Wrist and Texting Thumb for a total of 15 parts. The tweezers are conveniently connected to the frame and have a special slot to begin and end each turn. The 15 Doctor Cards picture the parts to be removed, and the games are easily selected by slipping one of four plastic "sliders" into the illuminated area at the top. The sliders help keep score, let you know whose turn it is, and add an exciting red-light-flashing urgency. A game can be ended at any time by simply removing the slider, and the winner's number will flash based on the points so far.

When not in use, all the small parts can be neatly stowed in a built-in, snap-shut container on the board. In fact, the whole game folds up into a stylish First Aid-looking kit made of white durable plastic, featuring convenient indented carrying handles and two snap-shut latches to keep the pieces inside. To help save on batteries, the game automatically shuts off after one minute when the slider is removed, or after five minutes if the slider is left in place.

4 Fun Games in 1: Trial Run of Operation
Operation Rescue Kit is fairly simple to set up by using a Phillips-head screwdriver to open the back and inserting three AA batteries (not included). The instructions for each of the four games are straightforward, although younger players will probably need help the first time. The player number markers look like they fit on top of the game slider area, but they don't belong there and can be a little tricky to remove.

The game's sound effects are very appealing, and include variations such as the heartbeat in "More Oxygen Please" and the siren in "Specialist Help" to keep it interesting. The games "Speed It Up" and "Rush Job" are played against the clock with penalties (but no loss of turn) from the buzzer. Players of the old version may miss the almost shocking buzzer and vibration, but young, modern players will probably appreciate the less daunting, gentler buzzer sound.

Occasionally, the game didn't register slight bumps from the tweezers, making it more forgiving for younger players but perhaps a little less challenging for the more advanced. The carrying case works great--the Doctor Cards slide around a bit, but that's all.

With the buzzer, the moving lights, and the sound effects, Operation Rescue Kit gets the adrenaline pumping and the players excited, and offers enough variation and level adjustments to keep players of all ages engaged.

Pros

  • 4-in-1 game design for continued fun and sustained interest
  • 3 level settings adjustable for each player's age and skill
  • Game can be ended and winner displayed at any time
  • Easy storage and transport with built-in case
Cons
  • Tempting to put number markers in wrong place
  • Metal edge sometimes not sensitive to light bumps from tweezers
  • Nostalgic Operation players might miss old, scary buzzing
What's in the Box
Patient board, connected tweezers, and built-in carrying case; 4 game sliders; 15 Funatomy ailment parts; 15 Doctor Cards, 4 turn markers; instruction booklet.
Features:
  • It¡¯s the classic skill and action game featuring 15 new ailments, including ¡°texting thumb¡± and ¡°joystick wrist!¡±
  • Be a super surgeon as you use the tweezers to remove 1the different ailments.
  • Keep a close eye on the heart monitor ¨C it keeps track of your score.
  • Press the oxygen pump to add more time
  • Medical case with tweezers comes with 15 Funatomy parts, 4 game sliders, 15 doctor cards, 4 turn markers and instructions.

Customer Reviews:

  • My daughter loves this!
    You can play several different games with this. It's fun to change it up....more info
  • Love it!
    My 3 yr. old and 6 yr. old both love this game. A little different than the Operation I played as a kid but we like playing it. Love that it comes in a sturdy plastic case to hold all the pieces. Easy for the kids to understand and fun for the whole family to play together. ...more info
  • Fun for the whole family...
    Great fun, my kids love this and even started playing it before the batteries were put in. Great fun even without lights and noise (-:...more info
  • New Twist, Old Favorite
    They made some great improvements to this old staple. The parts and slots to pull them out of are more interesting and updated. The buzzer is less startling, though getting a jolt from the noise was sort of fun. They have added three new games to play. At first it is complicated to figure out the way the light works and how to program the players into it before each game. The kids also didn't really want to wait to learn each game. Once we learned them we just gave direction during the game and they caught on quickly. Honestly though, we just all wanted to try pulling out the pieces without complicating it. It is still fun - in short bursts....more info
  • Very fun "modern" Operation game!!
    My kids have loved this game and get a lot of laughs of out when they play. I love this new version because it lets you select the level of your child which really helps when you have all ages of kids playing it. I recommend this game to everyone!...more info
  • Fun for the whole family...
    Great fun, my kids love this and even started playing it before the batteries were put in. Great fun even without lights and noise (-:...more info
  • New Twist, Old Favorite
    They made some great improvements to this old staple. The parts and slots to pull them out of are more interesting and updated. The buzzer is less startling, though getting a jolt from the noise was sort of fun. They have added three new games to play. At first it is complicated to figure out the way the light works and how to program the players into it before each game. The kids also didn't really want to wait to learn each game. Once we learned them we just gave direction during the game and they caught on quickly. Honestly though, we just all wanted to try pulling out the pieces without complicating it. It is still fun - in short bursts....more info
  • Very fun "modern" Operation game!!
    My kids have loved this game and get a lot of laughs of out when they play. I love this new version because it lets you select the level of your child which really helps when you have all ages of kids playing it. I recommend this game to everyone!...more info
  • Fun game, but poorly made
    I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my 10-year old. Unfortunately parts broke as they were being taken out of the packaging, the game is still playable but would be better if all pieces were intact. A fun game, but cheaply made....more info
  • Fun
    A great new look, and it is a lot more fun, and I actually enjoy playin
    it with the kiddos, again, great memories, and lots of fun...more info