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By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Free virtual zoo sim is fun, deep; only allows teens.

Game Windows 2010
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Zoomumba is a simple zoo simulation game. Players get to choose how to set up their zoo and decide which animals and buildings will be a part of their park. Part of the game play involves figuring out which animals attract more visitors, and which buildings earn more coins. Players will find themselves weighing the "most bang for the buck" against aesthetics and their own animal preferences. Completing quests in the game can also earn the player coins and/or experience. There are two types of coins in the game.  Pet Pennies are earned in-game, while Zoo Dollars are bought with real cash.

The attraction of an online browser game such as Zoomumba is that there's no game to buy and install, which permits players to access the game anytime they are online. Zoomumba also features seasonal changes and is constantly improving the game with new content. Building and economic simulation games like this one can be good teaching tools for kids to learn patience, savings, math, and budgeting. Zoomumba teaches kids how to read metrics by providing players with gauges showing different measurable goals such as Pet Pennies earned, visitors per hour, and profitability.

Online interaction: Kids can interact on the official forums for the game and send each other email, which can bring up issues of associating with strangers.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Bigpoint
  • Release date: December 15, 2010
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: NR for Not Rated
  • Last updated: March 21, 2019

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