Make It Snappy: Big Teeth’s VR Crocodile Dentistry

Oh you'll pay attention to this all right.

What’s the worst that can happen in Surgeon Simulator? You yank some poor shlub’s eyes out and they die with scalpels stuck in their brain? Pff! I’ve killed thousands of men in video games. What difference does one more make? No one cares about you, patient man. We do care about ourselves, though. We care about ourselves and keeping all our limbs attached. We care about keeping crocodiles and sharks sedated during surgery so they don’t surge forwards and chomp off our hand. That’s why the terrors of Big Teeth feel so very real and wholly believable to us all.

Big Teeth sits square in the wacky medicine genre, this time having players perform dental surgery on big scary animals with big scary teeth, creatures like crocodiles, hippos, and sharks. They’ve got bad teeth, you’ve got tools, and they’ve got short tempers. Oh sure, it’s a virtual version of Crocodile Dentist with Oculus Rift support and fewer parts to lose, but it does look like silly fun.

Curiously, I couldn’t find much about Big Teeth. It seems to exist simply in this trailer and on a Steam Greenlight page. Supposedly it’s “coming soon”.

My favourite part is politely coughing to wake up your dozing anaesthetist. Or possibly the screams when the animals strike. Or how the shark lunges.

10 Comments

  1. Anthile says:

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the dentist.

    • AXAXAXAS MLO II: MLO HARDER says:

      It’s never safe to go back to the dentist.

  2. Modifier says:

    Considering I own a DK2, I might just have to sink my teeth into this. Hopefully the price won’t be to sharp on my wallet either.

    • Darth Gangrel says:

      This “wacky medicine sim” genre seems to have really jumped the shark with this one or is that just a bunch of croc?

      • Graves says:

        I know what you mean. The parody just isn’t that incisive anymore, Still, its good to see something like this that is the molar opposite of another call of duty clone. Though maybe not- after all, adding a crocodiles is sort of like adding a canine, right?

  3. Gog Magog says:

    This one time my dentist fucked up my root canal surgery and for the week I had to wait for my next visit I wished that I was never born.

  4. AXAXAXAS MLO II: MLO HARDER says:

    Now this is survival horror!

  5. Chaz says:

    Odd art style. Looks kind of like when a kid builds something in Lego and then sticks a plastic dinosaur model in it.

  6. Lurid says:

    Well, I truly hope they’ll improve the animations massively. Those were horrible.