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'Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PST

Microsoft has just released a demo for their recently released "Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack", it contains four tutorials (one from Dinosaur Digs and three from Marine Mania), and one Marine Mania map. The dinosaurs and animals featured in the trial version include the likes of the velociraptor, allosaurus, polar bear, manta ray and pacific walrus. This demo also includes an orca, a show animal that can perform a series of tricks (thanks evilavatar). Read more for links where to grab the goodies ...

Get the 'Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack' demo off Worthplaying (83mb)

Get the 'Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack' demo off MicroSoft (83mb)

"Zoo Tycoon: Marine Mania" increases the fun and excitement of running a zoo with new features such as customizable killer whale and dolphin shows and whimsical marine-themed buildings and attractions. Marine specialists are on hand to ensure the aquatic creatures are well taken care of and provide players with tips on keeping them happy and healthy, both of which are vital to a successful zoo. The zoo visitor's experience is awash with interactive activities including strolling through a shark tunnel, paddling around in rented boats and even swimming with dolphins. In addition, an abundance of sea objects are available to enhance exhibits. Guests can be awed by vibrant coral displays as they watch dolphins jump through hoops and sharks navigate through sunken treasures.

Caring for marine animals also presents players with new challenges, from learning proper care of aquatic animals to carefully considering water depth and filtration. Eleven marine-specific scenarios put players' zoo management abilities to the test as they strive to harmonize animal and guest needs to keep their zoo thriving.

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