World of Zoo is an educational zoo simulation with higher-than-average production values for a third party Wii "family" title. Play are currently selling the game for a very reasonable £4.99; the next best price is nearly three pounds more expensive, at £7.85 from Zavvi.
Buying from Play also gives you the code to unlock an exclusive penguin (sporting a bizarre yet charming quiff, naturally) for your zoo.
World of Zoo is a zoo simulation game which charges players with building and maintaining a collection of happy and healthy animals. This is achieved through, you guessed it, a series of mini games. Thankfully these are reasonably varied and entertaining and a decent reward system (players collect stars allowing them to purchase new animals and upgrades for their habitats) makes their performance feel worthwhile.
The cel shaded graphics look great and help it to stand apart from most other titles aimed at children; however, it's something of an odd choice as many of these stylised beasts are a far cry from the usual cutesy pastel fare doled out in kid's games and may not appeal to a young player. While the critters themselves are quite aesthetically pleasing, the environments tend to be a little bare and drab at times.
Fans of pet sims should enjoy World of Zoo as there's 95 different creatures available to keep you entertained and you can interact with them in a variety of ways but you should be aware that this game has clearly been designed with the younger player in mind.
Thanks to Andywedge at Hotukdeals!
P.S. Read Marius' World of Zoo review here.