Game Release Date: USA: October/17/2001
Game Developer: Blue Fang Games
Game Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Game Description: Microsoft Zoo Tycoon gives players the opportunity to build a zoo from the ground up. Build habitats, adopt zoo animals, staff the zoo, and monitor guest satisfaction. But remember, animals have unique ways of reacting to their surroundings, which present new challenges never before experienced in a tycoon game. The intuitive UI and interactive tutorials help players begin playing and enjoying the game right out of the box. Two gameplay modes - freeplay and scenarios - freeplay allows the player to build the zoo at will with no constraints other than the regular game rules in force. Engaging scenarios allow the player to try to meet challenges and objectives as a part of gameplay.
Choose from over 40 animals, 60 habitat building materials, and 40 building materials - bring in visitors using zoo favorites such as lions, giraffes, elephants, and bears as well as more exotic fare such as the Giant Panda and the White Siberian Tiger. Players can make their zoos bigger and better with fences, terrain, foliage, flowers, paths, benches, shelters, and rocks. While some attractions and materials are available at the start of the game, others become unlocked during the course of the game.