Product Type: Microsoft PC games
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Zoo Tycoon Great Fun
Zoo Tycoon (PC)
Member Name: debmercury
Zoo Tycoon (PC)
Date: 17/02/08, updated on 26/02/10 (94 review reads)
Advantages: You get to build your own zoo
Disadvantages: Needs careful planning
Zoo Tycoon (PC) Build and manage ultimate zoos. Takes you step by step through the basics of running a successful zoo. From caring for your animals to meeting your financial goals, each scenario features a variety of specific objectives.
The best zoos are usually the result of careful planning (you get better at this as you go along and it does give you tips along the way e.g Best Exhibit). By taking a moment to stop and think, you can save money while creating a more pleasant environment for both your animals and guests.
You can chooose your fence types for enclosures, Pathways to exhibits, Foliage You can place foliage such as plants and trees in your zoo but be careful since each animal reacts differently to specific types of foliage, Rocks Rocks can be placed in your zoo but be careful some animals don't like them, Terrain Types choose your terrain to suit animal, Buidings Your visitors need refreshments, toilets, cafes and vending machines also places to sit in your zoo, Scenery waterfalls, bins , benchs etc, Animals this is the best bit choose from a variety of animals for your zoo, Shelters Place a shelter in your animal enclosure to keep your animal warm and protect from the weather, Toys First find a toy your animal likes then place in its exhibit, Staff Choose your staff carefully Zookeepers play an important role by providing food for the animals and taking care of them. Like Animals, Zookeepers may only be placed in an area surrounded by trees.
Once you have set up your Zoo you can go back and change it if you are not happy with it or you aren't getting goood ratings.
Overall this is a great game which takes a lot of thought and imagination, the only thing I would say is when you have built a great zoo you don't tend to play with this as much, although my 11 year old nephew never tires of it .
Summary: Zoo Tycoon Love it