OPERATION™ Maniac achievement in Family Game Night Fun Pack

OPERATION™ Maniac

Successfully completed all the OPERATION™ mini-games.

OPERATION™ Maniac+2.0
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How to unlock the OPERATION™ Maniac achievement

  • Zen VendettaZen Vendetta1,537,507
    05 Apr 2012 05 Apr 2012
    10 0 4
    CREDIT FOR THIS SOLUTION GOES TO: bLaKgRaVy

    Minigames are only available in Operation Remix. You must complete each minigame (five in all) in the time given without failing to have them count as successfully completed. If you fail before time expires, you have not completed the minigame.

    It would be best to play a 15 minute game depending on how quick you are. The minigames seem to come up every other extraction, but it varies. With a 5 minute game, you could do two minigames definitely, possibly a third, but extend the time before you start just to make sure you get each one.

    The Germinator: Shoot the germs before they infect Cavity Sam.
    Use LS to move and A or B to shoot the germs.
    Wait until the germs grow to make them easier to shoot. If you shoot and miss, the red thermometer goes up. It gets kind of hairy as time is about to expire.

    Prepare the Patient: Swab away germs before they infect Cavity Sam.
    Use LS to swab away the germs that show up.
    Just keep moving around swabbing away the white foam since that’s where the germs grow. The more foam, the more germs there are. You must not have any germs on the screen as time expires. If there are when time expires, even though the thermometer isn’t completely red, you haven’t won the minigame.

    Panic Pulse: Calm Sam’s pulse by matching his beats. Faster reflexes score more.
    Press A, B, or move RS up and down quickly when prompted.
    Even if you miss pressing a few buttons, it’s hard to fail this minigame.

    Balancing Act: Keep the needle in the green.
    Move left and right to keep the needle in the green.
    Move RS one way, and when the needle starts to go out of the green area, move the other way. Just repeat these actions.

    Oxygen Dash: Get the oxygen to the patient, fast!
    Move RS up and down quickly. Simple.

    The first three listed above come up randomly before you extract a Funatomy part. There is a thermometer on the left hand side of the screen. To win the minigame, the thermometer must not completely turn red. If it does, you’ve failed. If time expires before the thermometer completely turns red, a “+50” appears where the clock was at the bottom of the screen letting you know you’ve completed it successfully (with the exception of Prepare the Patient; see above).

    The last two, Balancing Act and Oxygen Dash, only come up if you’ve failed to extract the Funatomy part during your first try. The Panic Pulse minigame is also known to come up if you fail to extract a part. When you fail, you will get one of these three minigames to complete. Succeed in the minigame and you will get another chance at extraction. Fail the minigame and the entire operation is a failure.

    You do not have to successfully complete all of the minigames in one Remix game. You can complete them over multiple games.

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    Zen VendettaThe confusing bit about Prepare the Patient comes from the fact that you appear to have won the mini-game, but it doesn't count towards the achievement unless you have completely removed all of the germs. Congrats on the achievement GorillaBuddha!
    Posted by Zen Vendetta on 08 Jun 12 at 23:06
    Larvi1I got this while grinding out the 20 wins for Operation Master with 2 controllers. Since you have to spend 5 minutes for each of those games you might as well use that time to practice and beat these mini games.

    I set a Operation Remix game to 5 minutes and with player 1 selected the correct piece, played the mini game and did the extraction. When it was player's 2 turn I selected the wrong piece and that failed the operation so player 1 was up again. Repeat this until you beat The Germinator, Panic Pulse and Swab the patient (it took me about 9 games to beat all 3). Then switch so player 1 selects the wrong piece and fails the operation and have player 2 select the correct piece. Have player 2 not get any points in the mini game and during the extraction do nothing until the timer expires. At this point player 1 may get a chance to play one of the 2 remaining mini games and completed the extraction as a specialist. Repeat this until you beat Balancing Act and Oxygen Dash (this only took me another 2 games). Note the achievement didn't pop for me immediately after beating the final mini game I needed, it waited until that game of operation completed
    Posted by Larvi1 on 17 Jun 12 at 04:51
    ShazamFTWOk, I'm in the middle of this wondering how awful it's going to be to get these all in one game, and then I read the last sentence. That makes me a feel a lot better about doing this, thank you!
    Posted by ShazamFTW on 25 Jan at 18:13
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  • bLaKgRaVybLaKgRaVy1,074,020
    30 May 2012 03 Jan 2016
    0 2 1
    For the life of me, I cannot successfully complete the "Prepare the Patient" mini-game no matter how much foam I scrub away. Here's an update:

    Prepare the Patient: Swab away germs before they infect Cavity Sam

    Use cn_LS to swab away the germs that show up.

    Quickly keep moving side-to-side, not in a circle, swabbing away the white foam since that’s where the germs grow. The more foam, the more germs there are. You must not have any germs OR white foam on the screen as time expires. If there is, even though the thermometer isn’t completely red, you haven’t won the mini-game.
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    Box is awesomeThat swab away germs mini game is going to be the bane of my existence 😡 played about a gabillion times already w no success, please tell me someone out there has an easy way to win that veil, evil, tormenting my life mini game
    Posted by Box is awesome on 03 Jan 16 at 15:20
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