Clever virtual zoo business game!
This is a very cleverly done game! The graphics and sound are basic, however, the detail is great! You are training as a zoo vet. It walks you through the process of triaging, examining, treating, and diagnosing zoo animals. There's a lot of detail, however, it's organized and managed in such as way that it's not overwhelming. For any animal lovers, this is a great game!
December 26, 2011
I really enjoyed this game and have played it through multiple times. It is not your typical adventure game. You learn lots of neat facts about different animals you may not interact with often. There are a few spots that might not be for the squeamish, but overall I really enjoy playing vet for a day.
January 21, 2012
I really love this game! Totally worth it!
November 19, 2011
Not the full version, but fun
The greyed out animals are unlocked in the full version, which is VERY hard to find. Maybe BigFish can release it as a collector's edition? It originally and still retails for $20.
May 28, 2012
I bought this for my son and I only to find out that it is not the whole game!! We were very disappointed.....but we did love what we could play. Will be on the look out for the "real thing"....Shame on you!
June 18, 2012
So so so fun! Its a good game to burn time!
January 28, 2012
Loved it, fabulous game!
it was amazing, realistic, and fun!
April 24, 2014
i love animals.and going to the zoo.
November 19, 2011
I Always Wanted to Work at the Zoo.....
This is the cutest game for the whole family to enjoy. Pick a doctor or take turns.
You are a new doctor at the zoo helping out with the sick and injured animals.
Ok. Could have been a little sharper.
Background music was fine - not annoying. But, the voices of the various characters was difficult to understand. Were they lisping on purpose or is that just poor sound in the game?
Pick a highlighted animal from the zoo map kept in your office. It will give you basics about the animal (age, type of animal, where the species is from and what the problem is (loose stools, not eating, etc.). From there, you go through various methods to find out the problem. You are totally walked through everything by following the script on the right hand side of the screen. Generally, start out by examining the chest area (heart, lungs, etc.), from there you will be directed where and what to examine. Once finished, a diagnosis is practically handed to you on a silver platter. You are even directed how to treat the animal. Based on how well you did, you are awarded up to 1,000 points and awarded trophies. You then get a consultation with the head doctor to see how well you did and what you did or did not do properly.
I would have purchased this game but I seemed to go through at least half the animals during the demo, so I questioned the length of the game. Then, I realized that not all the animals are available for treating unless you purchase the sequel. I wouldn't have had TOO much of a problem with that since I did enjoy this game but the sequel wouldn't download on my computer - some technical issue. Therefore, it's useless to purchase this one since it's not a complete game.
For this reason, I can't in good conscience recommend this game.
June 24, 2014
Zoo Vet is not complete game.
My daughter loved the game, but was disappointed that she was unable to access all the animals. Took a while to figure out that you need to buy Zoo Vet II to get to treat all the animals shown on the screen. Should not say in description that it is the full version when it does not seem to be. The "greyed out animals" are in Zoo Vet II. She was very frustrated until I had to read reviews to find this out.
October 15, 2012