World of Zoo is an animal lover’s dream – offering players the chance to interact with an exotic assortment of creatures from Giraffes to crocodiles on a much more personal level than similar themed titles like Microsoft’s Zoo Tycoon. The game is currently available on the Nintendo DS priced £17.73 from The Hut, which comes in more than £3 cheaper than the next best deal on Amazon.
The idea behind the game is relatively simple, and unfortunately for some, it doesn’t involve hovering above some arbitrary landscape like an omnipotent being and building up your own multimillion dollar resort from scratch. Instead the player assumes the role of zookeeper and is able to customize their animal park with various features designed to improve the animal’s quality of life. The player’s mission is simply about caring for their animal: you stroke it, feed it, play with it and can even customize its appearance.
Unfortunately the game doesn’t let you create some insane hybrid cross between a crocodile and a giraffe, but it lets you select from various pre-determined options such as type of fur, the animal’s build, the number of spots on a leopard etc. Depending on the player’s level of success, they will accumulate currency which can be used to unlock different animals and populate their park with an ever more colourful blend of mammals and reptiles.
The game has an educational aim which makes it a good title for kids and its cute animations and simplistic objectives mean it’s instantly appealing for youngsters. The information provided courtesy of National Geographic is genuinely interesting, and doesn’t undermine the game’s appeal with dry and boring facts. If fast paced FPS titles are more your kind of thing then World of Zoo’s emphasise upon caring for animals might not you’re kind of thing, but that said, you'd be surprised how addictive it can be…
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