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Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species
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Release Date October 18, 2005
Rating ESRB (E10+) PEGI (3+)
Gameplay
Features Jeep Tours, Skytram Tours, Elevated Paths, and Variant Skins
Interface Greenish Blue
Theme
Endangered Species Theme

 Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species is the first of the Zoo Tycoon 2 expansion packs. It gives the player 20 new animals, some of them are rare, such as the Florida panther and the koala, as well as giving the player new innovations such as sky trams, Jeep rides, elevated paths and several new campaigns and challenges.

Gameplay

Tour Possibilities: With the addition of this expansion pack, the player can create a Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Commander tour through the zoo's exhibits. The new sky tram routes allow the guests to get a bird's eye view of the animals. Wooden and rock elevated walkways can be built over exhibits and large bodies of water, allowing visitors and players alike to walk right above the exhibits. These even allow food courts to be built above enclosures. Both the elevated paths and sky trams will give the guests a good view of the animals, while still keeping their privacy levels content, creating a win-win situation.

Various tour objects are available to the player; interesting, mechanical objects that move and improve the guest's overall rating of the tour. This includes machines that spurt snow,volcanoes,crystal tunnels and giant sequoia tunnels.

As a bonus, guests can now toss coins into fountains, and pay for face painting featuring Jungle like pandas and tigers.

There are also conservation areas that the landmarks are protected. No buildings, scenery, paths, fences, shelters, roads, foliage or biome changes are allowed to be put in there. However, animals can be put there.

Animals & Plants: As well as twenty new endangered animals, a feature called 'variant skins' allows certain animals to have variation in their skin colour - a herd of zebra can have multiple different stripe patterns – moose can be dark brown, tigers can be white and so on ('Marine Mania later included this feature, where there can be a greyish white shark, or goblin shark). Not only are there exotic animals, but also exotic plants like golden barrel cactus and scythian lamb and trees such as the bur oak and durian tree.

Graphical Enhancements: Endangered Species introduces some much needed graphics updates and patches. Players can set the water in Zoo Tycoon 2 reflective by changing water detail to "very high". Trees, food and all of the 2D objects in the original game have been updated to be 3D.


System Requirements

As it is an expansion pack, it requires the original Zoo Tycoon 2 to play.

   Microsoft Windows 98SE or Higher
   PC with 733 MHz equivalent or higher processor
   256 MB of system RAM
   900 MB available hard disk space
   32x speed or faster CD-ROM drive
   16 MB 3D video card required
   DirectX 9.0 or later
   Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio
   Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
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