Excerpt: A word of warning. If falling blocks keep you awake at night after a prolonged session on Tetris, you might want to steer well clear of Zoo Keeper. A few hours of this maddeningly addictive puzzle game will disrupt your sleep patterns for weeks.
Excerpt: This is by far and away the simplest game I’ve seen sold for real money. All of the game’s action consists of doing exactly the same thing, over and over again, yet it’s perfect proof that a simple idea executed competently is far more absorbing than many a modern console epic.
Excerpt: The gameplay shouldn't seem new or difficult to you the first time you pick up the game. Merely switch two animals that lie next to each other, vertically or horizontally, to create a row of three of the same animal, causing them to disappear resulting in points and extra playing time.
game fulfills every personal dream of mine, and then some. I’ve always
wished that I could become a professional Zoo Keeper where I can take
care of lions, monkeys, hippos, giraffes, pandas, bunnies, crocodiles
and especially blue elephants.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If you want a Tetris for the new generation, this is where to find it. Zoo Keeper is intuitive, ridiculously addictive, perfectly suited to the DS and, overall, brilliantly entertaining. As the publisher states: "Poking animals has never been this much fun!"