Operation Mania is about medicine and surgery as you may guess from its name. the begins with an introduction showing the arrival of Dr. Humerus to the Heartland Hospital. Needless to say, you will be guiding Dr. Humerus in his quest to gain fame and fortune by healing patients and exploring the world.
The best way to learn how to play this game is to jump right in, because level 1 has a tutorial to teach you step-by-step the basics. There are 5 unique hospitals, each with 7 levels. Every level contains new and fun discoveries. The object of the game is to successfully cure patients, acquire money, improve your hospitals, and achieve fame and fortune. Patients begin in the waiting room, and they have an icon above their head that shows where they need to go. To treat a patient, click and drag the patient to the correct location, then click on the patient. Clicking will send Dr. Humerus to the station to treat that patient. You can queue up to 5 actions. Once treatment is complete, the patient departs happily (leaving money behind), or their icon updates. Don’t allow their health to reach zero. The level ends when the timer runs out and there are no patients left in the hospital.
In Operation Mania, there are 22 different wacky maladies, such as Butterflies in the Stomach, which are extra minigames. For regular patients, you can let the surgery occur automatically, or you can perform elective surgery by clicking the patient while they are being treated. For emergency patients, you’ll always need to play the surgical minigames. When you complete a surgical minigame you earn a bonus.
When you enter the game, you’re asked for a player name and then you’ll see the welcome screen with the following options:
- Change User: the first time there’s no existing player. After you create one or more, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Play Story: this option leads you to the comic-style introduction to the game. When it’s done you’ll start playing the first level helped by a tutorial.
- Play Marathon: the same game but without story or levels, so you just have to play as long as you can.
- Options: this is the menu from which you can set some game options like: sound effects volume, music volume, fever volume, 3D acceleration, colorblind mode, custom cursors, and full screen (on/off).
- How to play: it shows some help information and the rules to play the game.
- Trophy Rooms: where you can see your accomplishments in the game.
- Quit: no further explanation required.
Once you are playing, you can press the MENU button on the screen to pause the game, go to the options menu, get back to the game, access help information, or save the game and go back to the main menu.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the systems requirements, here you have a list to check out:
• Windows XP/2000: P3 700MHz CPU with 512MB memory
• Windows Vista: P4 1.4GHz CPU with 1024MB memory
• 60 MB or more of hard drive space
• 32 MB DirectX compatible video card
• 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
• 24X CD-ROM drive, mouse, and speakers
- Easy to learn how to play guided by the tutorial
- Affordable price
- Very entertaining, yet easy to play game
- It’s available only in English
- It’s not a multiplayer game
- Use on network is not supported