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ZOO TYCOON
5.8 out of 10

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.
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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?
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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

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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.
  • Pros: ups: good variety in animals and zoo templates
  • Cons: downs: awkward controls, poor graphics, no music
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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.
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JIVEMagazine.com
11 November 2005
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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Overall 5
5.4

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GameSpot
4 November 2005
  • Summary: Of all the tycoon games available on the PC and home consoles, Zoo Tycoon is probably about the easiest one to translate to the Nintendo DS. The concept of the game is simple enough to be shrunk down to portable size without sacrificing too much.
  • Pros: Plenty of scenarios and free-form templates to test your zoo tycoon skills
  • Cons: Next to no sound, stiffly animated animals and guests, and overall lackluster presentation, Cumbersome controls, Limited creative options are quickly exhausted, Only room for one saved game
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Gameswelt
20 June 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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