Parents' Guide to

My Hero: Doctor

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Medical drama potentially too harrowing for younger kids.

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My Hero: Doctor is a decent simulation game for young boys intrigued by the medical profession (although the player's character is never seen, he is referred to with male pronouns). It creates a nice feeling of dramatic tension throughout and forces kids to be slow and cautious as they play. Some of the actions are imaginatively played out (such as blowing into the DS mic during CPR), while other feel less connected to the task at hand (like tapping a fluctuating bar at the right moment in order to fill a syringe).

The game's biggest flaw is in the overused ambulance-driving sequences, which occur during almost every level of the game. They go on for way too long -- why can no one get injured near the hospital? -- and feel like they were only tacked on because this is a "boy game" and boys like racing. Something tells us that if this were a girl-targeted doctor game, the main character would attend patients in the hospital.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Majesco
  • Release date: November 17, 2009
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Animated Blood, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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