World of Zoo

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Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

What It Is

Virtual Pet games have come a long way since the first Tamagotchi pets arrived in our pockets. While Tamagotchis are still around and getting more sophisticated all the time (best feature, the pause button so mom and dad don’t have to babysit), the current trend in virtual pets is bringing the pets out of pockets and onto game systems. Nintendogs revolutionized the category when it launched on the DS and now World of Zoo brings the long-running craze to the living room. Like all virtual pets, World of Zoo requires you to care for and raise an animal. However, this time there is a whole zoo full of animals.

At the start of the game you select one of 11 animals you want to begin with. Players choose from penguins, giraffes, antelopes, monkeys, tigers, bears, elephants, crocodiles, zebras, pandas and koalas. Once you have selected an animal, you head to that animal’s zoo exhibit where you begin working, training and caring for one animal. If you do a good job with that one animal, you will be given the option of adding more of that type of animal to the exhibit.

See more of this review in Jeff McKinney's full length article!