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This handheld version is similar to its computer cousins. Players build their own dream zoo with a variety of animals like lions, tiger, giraffes, polar bears and a variety of many more. Players can also place gift shops, soda stands and food stands to satisfy their customers and make money. Players can also unlock hidden animals and environments by completing certain achievements throughout the game.

While the game is much like the others with the obvious differences such as graphics and the ability to utilize the Dual Screen technology of the Nintendo DS, it also has 50 animal cards that gives players information of animals around the world.


Zoo Tycoon DS Nintendo DS Title screen with main menu.

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GamerDad Jan 01, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Worth Playing Nov 10, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Nov 04, 2005 5.4 out of 10 54
Game Over Online Nov 21, 2005 50 out of 100 50
IGN Oct 31, 2005 4 out of 10 40
NintendoWorldReport Nov 09, 2005 3.5 out of 10 35 (UK) Dec 04, 2005 3 out of 10 30 Nov 25, 2005 5 out of 20 25
Jive Magazine Dec 02, 2005 1 out of 5 20
Gaming Age Nov 19, 2005 D- 16


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Big John WV (27263) added Zoo Tycoon DS (Nintendo DS) on Aug 23, 2008