Summary: The Tycoon games have been around for some time. The strategy portion of the game. Holds up great. The graphics are straight from the pc and are hard to see on the ds . The sounds are suprisingly goood. All in all still a good game if a bit dated my wife loves it.
My brother used to have this game but he traded it or sold it a long time ago, so I'm buying it for myself now.
27 November 2012
Summary: My computer is basically a piece of CRAP, and the computer games won't play on it. I'm going to try again after I get a new laptop either for Christmas or my birthday. While it doesn't have all the functions of the computer game, the DS game is a pretty nice substitute for it if you haven't played on the PC long enough to realize the PC is much better.
All in all, and okay version of Zoo Tycoon, but a good game in of itself.
27 November 2012
Summary: A fun alternative to the original PC game, but nowhere near as comprehensive. A lot of the features MUST be unlocked; there's now way around it, and the gameplay is stunted by the DS controls, so the fun part of Zoo Tycoon (building an amazing zoo on a $500,000 budget, then locking the park-goers in and releasing the animals and reveling in the chaos and occasional causaulty) is somewhat lost. It almost feels like a chore to unlock new animals or fences.
Summary: My 12 year old son recently found his DS after years of not having it. He couldn't find any of the games he used to have for it and asked me to buy a new one. He chose Zoo Tycoon. He's way into the fighting military style games (CoD, Homefront, etc.) so I wasn't sure he'd enjoy this; but he did. It holds his attention when we're driving or out somewhere where he's bored. It's a very cute game. The fact that it was only $4 was awesome also!