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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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Game Freaks 365 Oct 31, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
GamerDad Jan 01, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Over Online Nov 21, 2005 50 out of 100 50
Gaming Target Jan 12, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2005 45 out of 100 45
Game Chronicles Dec 04, 2005 4.2 out of 10 42 Oct 01, 2006 3.6 out of 10 36 Nov 25, 2005 5 out of 20 25
Gaming Age Nov 19, 2005 D- 16


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Big John WV (27242) added Zoo Tycoon DS (Nintendo DS) on Aug 23, 2008