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Game Review: World of Zoo - A New Way to Learn About Animals

World of Zoo

World of Zoo is a zoo-centric game that is similar to Sim City but differs in terms of characterization. The game is a part of the Zoo Tycoon PC games which is developed by Blue Fang Games and published by HandyGames. The World of Zoo is created to cater to players of younger ages. In this way, it would be easier for them to learn about the different animals by making their own zoo.

The mechanics of the game is very easy, if a baby who just started using the best baby walker can play this game. You need to build your own zoo by choosing the animals that you want to take care of in it zoo. There are several animal species that you can choose from, namely koalas, elephants, crocodiles, antelopes, bears, big cats, horses, giraffes, monkeys, pandas, and penguins. Although you have 11 animal choices, there are some animals that people would want to see in the game such as hippos, rhinos and bird species. Once you have decided on your first chosen animal, you will be able to interact with it. You can unlock as many as you can. You can use star tokens to unlock them or level up to a higher level.

When you start playing the game, you will not only interact with your chosen animal but you will also be learning more about its habits, nature, and its basic needs. Each animal has their own mini-games that you can play. These games come with a themed playset about your chosen animals and will help you to interact more with your chosen animal.

One of the things that you need to remember in the game is that you need to take care of your zoo animal. You need to feed and keep your zoo animal happy for you to get star tokens to buy toys, food, and keeper implements, as well as unlock new animals from the sub-species. Data about these animal sub-species are credited to the National Geographic. Your children will not only be having fun but they will also be learning facts and new animals that are not yet known to the world. 

The game is a perfect game for children.  The game mechanics are very simple which is taking care of these animals that we see in the zoo. It helps to inculcate the idea of taking good care of our wild animals. You will be feeding them, bathing them and playing with them.  They get to learn more information about these animals and their roles in the wild. In this way, children will be educated about the endangered animals such as pandas, elephants, and many more.

However, there are also some downsides to the game. The simple game mechanics like pointing and tapping the animals on the screen may mislead children of younger ages. Tapping the animals on screen is different from tapping the animals in real life. Adult supervision is a must when the children are playing. They need to understand the difference between the game and reality. 

For adults, this game may not suit their taste. Repetitive commands can be really boring and mini-games may not be as precise as we thought they would be. Nonetheless, it is very educational. You get to learn a thing or two about these animals. Multiplayer system is also available for this game. You can have at least 4 people to play with you when you are taking good care of your zoo.

Download your World of Zoo game now and experience a fun way to learn more about the animals and their lives in the wild.


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