Summary: My 8 year old received this for Christmas but it has had all my children helping her and seeming to enjoy it. Some of the items (such as saving and what food to give the animals) are not intuitive so my 16 year old has helped - thus the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 but other than that it has been great.
Summary: Yes, it's addictive if you enjoy simulation games. It's simple enough to pick up quickly but engaging and progressively complicated to keep you playing. the graphics are cute and better than I'd expected on the DS. Overall, a fun game!
Summary: I bought this game for my 7 year old daughter and we are very happy with it. It's a little advanced for her but not so much that she can't play it alone which is a good thing because that means she'll stay interested in it longer. We often play together . . . I'll build the cages, make sidewalks, add caretakers and such and she'll add the animals and take care of them.
Summary: I do enjoy this game. However, I have a major problem in the last campaign. It freezes on me. Does anyone else have this problem? This game is enjoyable if you are into animals. I love seeing the little heart that pops up on new babies, I get so excited. You can click on any of the animals and interact with them by feeding, cleaning, etc. It's the kind of game, however, that gets boring after a while. But, the only major problem I had was with the last campaign.
Freeform Game Players May Prefer the Original Zoo Tycoon for the DS
M. Schwinn, Amazon
26 February 2008
Summary: I should explain that I'm over 50, have not yet played any version of Zoo Tycoon on a PC, but have played the orginal Zoo Tycoon for the DS in freeform mode only, as I prefer designing a custom-made zoo with lots of attention to the landscaping. In this context, I found Zoo Tycoon 2 more limiting: > The scenery items on offer are less attractive, and a player is limited severely as to the number allowed per game (about 30).