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For those thinking Zoo Tycoon is just for kids, you're wrong! I'm 16 and I love it!
I am sure it would appeal to adults aswell.
In my opinion, its just a relaxing, stress-free game that you can go and just sink into when you feel the need.
You can create animals and they will have babies and they are believe it or not quite cute!
It is also a great game to buy children for birthdays or what have you as it is totally innocent game where they can't go wrong.
It is quite hard to get the hang of the controls etc, but once you watch the tutorial, you'll be fine. You can create animals such as dolphins, orcas, tapirs (the baby tapirs are beyond cute), basically every animal you can think of, including dinosaurs with the included dinosaur digs and marine mania parts.
Go out, buy, and enjoy!
Zoo tycoon game and its two expansions- Dinosaur Digs and Marine Mania are put into one package, along with a few extra goodies like an endangered species theme pack and a strategy guide. my little sister had this for her birthday, and both of us have had a great time on it.
For those who may not know, Zoo Tycoon is a simulation program from Microsoft and Blue Fang that allows users to build the ultimate zoo. The original game had lots of cool animals and accompanying habitats and toys, which were quite fun to use in building and designing. The game wasn't overly difficult, thus making it a perfect family game where everyone could play.
Soon enough, expansion packs were added. Dinosaur Digs was the first one released, and then Marine Mania. These are the add ons.
Not only do you get the original and both expansions, but twelve new species in the endangered species theme pack, which also features three new scenarios and forty objects. Throw in an official strategy guide and you've really gotten a bargain. Dont get me wrong, you can get bored of this game, but only after HOURS of fun.
I bought this game for my youngest daughter for her birthday and I could never get her off the computer for about two years.
One day curiosity got the best of me and I started playing it, ever since I have been on the game with my youngest moaning she never gets a go anymore Im not normally this mean but this game has me hooked.
Your role in the game is to build the ultimate zoo including all amenities. In your role as manger you must complete certain goals depending on which zoo you are building in order to unlock more difficult scenarios/zoos. However, like any good manager you have to watch your profit/loss margins to ensure your zoo has enough funds to build new buildings and exhibits, to pay staff and fund research so careful planning and thinking ahead are essential qualities the gamer needs to be successful in this game.
The great thing about this game is no two zoos will ever be the same, as each one will be personalised to the gamers preference. The more you play this game the more you will realise what earns the zoo money such as a restaurant and a petting zoo and what loses the zoo money, like having to many burger bars.
Zoo Tycoon the collection includes the two separate expansion packs Marine Mania and Dinosaur Digs which increases the player choice of animals, exhibits and scenario and by registering online and downloading updates provides you with extras that are not on the disks.
I really recommend this game, it has provided hours and hours of clean fun game play.
This is a really nice game. Its interesting enough so grown-ups will like it and fun enough so kids will like it. zoo tycoon allows you to buy exotic animals to look after in your zoo, however it can be quite tiresome when your animals dont respond to any of the surroundings you put in their exibitions, they can get a bit angry too . This can make you loose interest but its a great game for people who love animals and simulation type games.
This game gives you the chance to create an aquatic animal zoo, dinosaur zoo and traditional anaimal zoo all in one. You can mix and match so every game is unique. The range of choice is excellent and is great fun for the whole family.
It is very easy to learn and can become addictive seeing the baby animals being born and grow. For the dinosaurs you start with an egg and see it hatch!
You have to think about all of the maintenance of the zoo and looking after the needs of your guests.
This is an extension of zoo tycoon, but far better.