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IMG Reviews Zoo Tycoon: Marine Mania
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Inside Mac Games has taken a closer look at Marine Mania, the expansion pack to Zoo Tycoon, the zoological garden simulator from Aspyr Media. The expansion brings the possibility to have aquatic animals in your Zoo, as well as the possibility to have some of these animals perform spectacular shows to attract more audience.

From the review:

Something new that Marine Mania does add, and where it shines, is in its Aquatic Shows feature. No longer must zoo owners cater to an animals needs without receiving anything in turn other than the mere existence of those animals - now it's possible to make them work for their food. Shows do not only generate additional interest, but provide a greater source of income as well. It doesn't hurt that they're fun to watch as well.

Creating a show is as simple as anything in the game. One simply creates a show tank adjacent to an exhibit tank, which automatically creates a gate between the two. Show animals are identified in the bestiary with stars next to their icons, and are limited to the great white shark, Orcas, sea otter, bottlenose dolphin, and California sea lion. Put up some grandstands, and you have a basic show all ready to go.

To read the full review, follow the link provided below. If you are interested in purchasing the game, both Zoo Tycoon and the expansion are available from the IMG Store.

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