Parents' Guide to

Imagine: Zookeeper

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.

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Imagine: Zookeeper is among the more simple animal care games available, leading players through quick and easy missions in the wilderness and holding their hands through camp construction and animal care. It does a good job of keeping players in the action and out of menus; players will be sent on their first exploration mission within a couple of minutes of powering up the game, and there's never more than a few lines of text to be read between events.

Plus, the graphics are great. Zebras, lions, giraffes, and koalas animate nicely and appear surprisingly large on the DS' tiny screen. Plus, they react to our interactions with genuine emotions, moving their heads into our strokes and rolling over to show us their bellies when happy. It's a bit low on educational content—we've seen evolving animal encyclopedias in similarly themed games—but its accessibility and fast-paced action ought to appeal to young animal lovers.

Online interaction: Not an issue.

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