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Thursday, April 6, 2006

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Zoo Tycoon 2 Reviewed
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Another game review has arrived from Applelinks, this one focusing on Zoo Tycoon 2. ZT 2 gives players the chance to build their own zoo. Everything from designing the animal pens to deciding how many concession stands to provide customers is available for the sim building fanatic. Applelinks gave Zoo Tycoon 2 a hearty endorsement of 5 out of 5.

From the review:

Of course, you are running a business, not some sort of personal animal farm, so you must find ways to make money. You have a wide range of variables here. Would you like to have a free zoo or set your cost low, medium or high? Many different types of stands are available, offering your customers hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy and other confections. Drink stands and souvenir stands must inevitably follow. Placement and quantity all are important. You do not want to block a good view of the okapi, nor do you want to jam up a busy sidewalk that offers access to the rest of the zoo. But where there are vendors, there is waste. So now you must place restrooms, trash cans and recycling bins, and hire your first groundskeeper to keep them clean and empty. If you give them enough places to put their trash, your patrons will use your waste cans and keep the zoo clean, making them more likely to rate their visit more highly. This will make them want to put money in your donation boxes, which you will also want to place conveniently, well, everywhere. And always, your customers want a place to sit down, so benches, picnic tables, and children's rides are necessary.
The full review can be viewed at the Applelinks page listed below.

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