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ZOO TYCOON

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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
7.7
Graphics 7
7.4
Sound 8
8.3
Replay value 9
8.5

Zoo Tycoon DS

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: There are some games that we keep around for a long time, and finally get to a review. I have played Zoo Tycoon off and on for years now. I bought it with the intent of writing a review. Other games that came in bumped this game down in priority. Finally I have gotten to play this game again, and finish it off. Zoo Tycoon does a good job of letting players get the feel of running their very own zoo.
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Overall 5
5.0

Zoo Tycoon DS

Game Over Online
16 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Tedium, thy name is Zoo Tycoon DS. I thought that Zoo Tycoon DS was a novel idea at first. What I remembered of the Tycoon series' gameplay from the PC seemed well-suited for play on the Nintendo DS. Why, then, is Zoo Tycoon completely counter-intuitive? The top screen displays a constant view of your zoo. You use that, the d-pad, and the face buttons to rotate, zoom, scroll, and place things in your zoo. The bottom screen is your infodump.
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Zoo Tycoon DS

NZGamer.com
27 January 2006
Overall 5
4.5
Features 6
6.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 3
2.5
Sound 1
0.5
Lifespan 5
4.5

Zoo Tycoon DS

Gaming Target
12 January 2006
  • Summary: Makes me wish I was a captive animal, and not someone playing this game.
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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

GamesFirst!
22 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Microsoft's Zoo Tycoon series is an approachable, enjoyable franchise that allows you to build and manage your own menagerie of incredible creatures. It's the kind of game that is played almost exclusively with a mouse, and almost never works out on home or portable consoles. But that's just the niche filled by the Nintendo DS, right? That stylus should open up a world of simulated joy for us all, right? Well, don't count your ostriches before they hatch.
  • Pros: ups: good variety in animals and zoo templates
  • Cons: downs: awkward controls, poor graphics, no music
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Expert Review

JIVEMagazine.com
11 November 2005

Expert Review

CVG
11 November 2005
  • Excerpt: I love going to the zoo. Ever since I was a kid, I have visited the Fort Worth Zoo, watched the monkeys, cautiously went through the reptile exhibit, and looked at the aquarium (before they shut it down. Dang you Forth Worth Zoo!!!). Zoo Tycoon is a title that in theory should be very fun. The Tycoon games have all been very popular and well done on the PC but I never have had a lot of time to spend with them there.
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Overall 4
3.5
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 1
1.0
Sound 1
1.0
Control 2
2.0
Addiction 7
7.0

Zoo Tycoon DS

Nintendo World Report
9 November 2005
  • Summary: The PC phenomenon hits the DS and causes major damage.
  • Pros: There are plenty of missions to keep you occupied.
  • Cons: Awful graphics., To mimic this game's sounds, simply roll around in a pile of dry leaves on an empty stomach., Worst possible control scheme for any game ever.
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Zoo Tycoon DS

Gameswelt
6 March 2006
  • Excerpt: Klassische Aufbau-Strategiespiele sind auf Handhelds eine absolute Rarität. Umso erfreulicher, dass Altron eine Umsetzung des PC-Titels ’Zoo Tycoon’ auf Nintendos DS gewagt hat. Ob das tierische Management-Spiel für unterwegs überzeugt, erfahrt ihr im Test.
  • Pros: niedliches Szenario, mangelnde Genre-Konkurrenz
  • Cons: verkorkste Steuerung, Mini-Grafik, kaum Sound
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Overall 7
6.9

Review: "Zoo Tycoon DS" (NDS)

gamingxp.com
27 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Die Marke "Zoo Tycoon" hat sich unter den Zoo-Management-Spielen bereits sehr früh einen Namen gemacht: Immerhin war das Spiel von Blue Fang Games, das von Microsoft für den PC vertrieben wurde, eine der ersten Simulationen, die sich dieses Themas annahmen. Neben " Wildlife Park " und einigen 3D-Ablegern der Management-Reihe konnte sich der "Zoo Tycoon" auf dem PC einer immer größer werdenden Anhängerschaft sicher sein.
  • Pros: Gute Umsetzung, Detailliert, Für Management-Fans, Zahlreiche Szenarien, Freies Spiel, Gute Lernkurve
  • Cons: Steuerung richtig schlecht, Sound teils nervig, Manchmal zu schwierig
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