Zoo Keeper Preview - The Next Level

Game Profile

Nintendo DS
Release date:
December 2004
Ignition Entertainment
Success Corporation
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Zoo Keeper

The U.S. and Europe will get its first taste of Japanese puzzle action next month. First details inside.

Preview by Chris Bahn (Email)
November 16th 2004

Ignition Entertainment Limited has announced that its secured the rights to publish Zoo Keeper, a puzzler developed by Success, for the North America and European markets. This will be the one of the first Japanese launch titles for Nintendo’s forthcoming dual-screen system, the Nintendo DS.

Using the Touch Screen, players tap the Nintendo DS stylus to swap the positions of animals on the screen to create lines of three or more of the same type. These animals are then "captured," allowing other animals to fall into their place. This easy-to-pick-up and intuitive system is complimented by a unique look designed by the popular the Japanese developer.

Zoo Keeper includes a variety of play modes to ensure that gamers have depth of gameplay. Players also can take advantage of the DS Wireless Communication to play simultaneous two-player modes that only requires one Nintendo DSZoo Keeper Game Card ala Mario Kart: Super Circuit's multiplayer function on the GBA.


  • Wireless Communication capability for two-player (Single-Card Play)
  • Five different game modes
  • An input system ideally suited to the Touch Screen
  • An instantly understandable and intuitive game system
  • Incredible visuals
  • Highly relevant plot involving an actual zookeeper

Zoo Keeper will be available late in December for the Nintendo DS system, with a suggested retail price of $39.99.

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