Zoo Tycoon (PC, 2001)
About this product
|Players have the opportunity to create a living zoological park in their home computer with this first release from developers at Blue Fang Games. Building upon conventions of recreational park management simulations such as Sim Theme Park and Roller Coaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon has the player building cages and enclosures for animal attractions and placing pathways and landscaping for the people who come to see them. Good design will lead guests comfortably through the zoo, with refreshment stands and bathrooms placed in convenient locations among the attractions.|
Caring for the animal attractions themselves requires foresight and nurturing maintenance. The player can learn about the natural environments and preferences of the different animals in the park and use that information to design habitats that will keep them all safe and happy. Happy animals are more active and interesting to zoo visitors. Animals that are not comfortable in their cages may just stand around doing nothing, providing little entertainment to the guests that have paid to come to visit them.
Zoo Tycoon features several modes of play including scenarios with specific objectives, such as the renovation of an outdated park or the breeding of rare animals, as well as an open-ended style of play in which players can design the parks of their dreams with little restriction. In all, 40 different animals are available to virtual zookeepers. The game offers 60 different materials for the design of cages and habitats and another 60 materials with which to build the park and guest accommodations, ensuring that each zoo can offer the gamer a new experience.
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Blood, Mild Violence, Cartoon Violence|
|Control Elements||Keyboard, Mouse|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Zoo Tycoon Series|
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- kittycattennisDec 14, 2009by
This was for my daughter who loves the Zoo Tycoon series. She loves this! It's hard to find in the stores, so search no further and get it on eBay!
- skb111Jul 12, 2014by
This game brings back so many childhood memories for my daughter. She played it as a child and wanted to bring it back and so we found it on ebay and its great!
- emmie2597May 1, 2014by
I love this game. the vendor was quick to respond and ship.. got it quicker than I expected. I had one years ago and lost it, and looked for one for years. I will most definitely use this vender again.
- mom2twoaaJun 2, 2013by
Had this product awhile ago and couldn't find, so bought another. The whole family loves playing zoo tycoon! Great way to relax. Like the graphics better than zoo tycoon 2.
- cindipawApr 21, 2012by
Its a great game.
Its a great game, good graphics, great game play. Fun to play interactive with the animals and keep them happy.