Anna Sky Hulton is busy building zoos and breeding exotic creatures
in this SIM for the PC...
Park is now being released as part of the M.A.D, budget range,
along with its expansion pack, Wild Creatures.
to other popular 'management-sim' games such as Roller Coaster
Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon, Wildlife Park Gold follows the tried and
tested formula that many have done before in one form of another.
basic idea is simple, to run a wildlife park. However it is not
as easy as it first seems and as manager of the park you will
find there are numerous things to think about. You'll be in charge
of the employees, the entrance price and which animals you buy
and sell, amongst many other variables which all affect how successful
your park is.
game has a number of modes; it starts with the tutorials which
talk you through the basics of running the park and then progresses
onto the campaigns. Each campaign tackles a different aspect of
running the park. The campaigns gradually increase with difficulty,
eventually providing taxing problems for the gamer to overcome.
Campaign objectives include attracting a certain number of visitors
to your park, or to breed a certain number of animals.
games follow the same idea although the add-on, Wild Creatures
gives you the option to research into extinct species and perhaps
even breed the woolly mammoth or your favourite dinosaur. Think
something along the lines of small-scale Jurassic Park. Surely
this will draw the visitors in?
not just the animals that attract the visitors. You will have
to install information boards and of course other facilities such
as refreshments stalls and toilets will be needed.
graphics are nothing new, but bearing in mind that the original
game was out a few years ago they are sufficient for the game
which doesn't demand a great deal from your system.
Park is a fun game to play and easy to pick up if you have played
a few of the other simulation games on the market, definitely
a worthy budget buy.