||(Win95/98/Me/2000/XP) (Retail Box) (ZOOTYCPR)
Publisher: Blue Fang Software / Microsoft
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A Wild Way to Make a Living!
This place is a real zoo and you're in charge! Go wild building the most fun
and beautiful zoo you can imagine. You'll be challenged to design, build and
manage a vibrant zoo where your animals and guests are happy. You have more
than 40 different animals to choose from including chimpanzees, camels and
Hire zoo keepers who will gladly feed the animals and clean their exhibits.
That will free you up to look after your guests -- and profits. The
possibilities for your zoo are endless -- you have more than 175 exhibit and
zoo building materials to choose from so the only limit is your imagination.
Manage things right to keep everyone happy and you'll be a Zoo Tycoon!
With Zoo Tycoon's intuitive design and interactive tutorials, it's easy to
get started - you'll find yourself in the fun in no time. You will find success
in Zoo Tycoon when you design exhibits that keep the animals and guests happy.
A well-cared-for animal is more likely to frolic and generally seems happier to
guests -- and guests will stay longer in your zoo if they see playful animals
in attractive exhibits.
Design, Build & Manage your
Zoo Tycoon provides an unmatched tycoon experience. Design, build
and manage your ultimate zoo. But, build and manage carefully - you are
responsible for your animals and guests happiness. You'll experience all new
challenges as animals have unique ways of reacting to their surroundings and
expressing their content
and their discontent.
Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, and more...
Choose from over 40
unique animals including Elephants, Cheetahs, Penguins and Camels. Complete
research and conservation activities and you'll be rewarded with new
Uncage Your Imagination
With over 175 different types of exhibit
and building materials, Zoo Tycoon delivers all the content and fun needed to
build, manage and maintain your ultimate zoo. Habitats can be exported and
shared with other Zoo Tycoon players too.
Read, Set, Go! Zoo
Tycoon's intuitive design and interactive
tutorials put you in the fun in no time.
Two Ways to Play
Zoo Tycoon provides something for everyone - jump
right in and start building your zoo or for a more serious challenge, try one
of the thirteen different scenarios that start out easy and becoming
increasingly more difficult.
More Fun Than a Barrel of
Create the ultimate Zoo and reap big profits if you manage it
well. Remember: if customers aren't happy, they won't come back!
All the Creature Comforts of Home
Anticipate your animals' every
need such as food, water and shelter! Plan wisely! If animals don't like their
food, environment or handling, they interact poorly with visitors and fewer
guests mean fewer dollars!
Realistic Zoo Action
Animals roam, rest and play while visitors
explore the grounds, snap pictures, buy snacks and browse the gift shop. Select
the right materials, build the correct fences and keep your animals
you never know what unhappy animals might do
Life-like Animal Behavior
Who's prey and who's predator? Learn
about animal behaviors before you build your exhibits. Putting predator and
prey together is a costly endeavor and won't make your animals happy...
Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP: Multimedia PC with a 233 MHz processor (300
MHz recommended), DirectX 8.0a, 32 MB RAM for Win 95, 98 or ME, 64 MB RAM for
Win 2000 and 128 MB RAM for Win XP, 250 MB free hard drive space (600 MB
recommended), 4x or higher CD-ROM drive, 4 MB graphics card, 16 bit color
capable, (16 MB recommended), SVGA video with 800x600 resolution, mouse,
Computing with Kids by Jinny Gudmundsen
"As with all simulations, there is a steep learning curve before players can
jump in and start building. But with this simulation, the learning curve is
terraced by three excellent hands-on tutorials. After learning the basics of
zoo design, players can try their hand at scenario-based or free-form
"Building an animal enclosure is a fun study in animal habitats. The program
provides loads of information about each animals likes and dislikes.
Habitat designers start with fencing and move onto terrains, foliage, shelters,
and even toysthe key is finding just the right mix."
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