Zoo Quest review

  • Tried and true match-3 puzzling
  • Learn animal facts
  • Vaguely distracting for kids
  • Graphics are muddy and indistinct
  • Too easy even on Hard
  • Short with no replay value

Produced in association with Australia Zoo – the animalarium owned by the family of late croc-botherer Steve Irwin – this is an Antipodean take on Zoo Keeper. You have to match three or more tiles displaying cartoon renditions of kangaroos, crocodiles, echidnas and other down-under fauna in order to clear a stage and unlock information about 20 animals.

Sadly, this isn’t a patch on Zoo Keeper – or most other match-three games, for that matter. Graphics are muddy and indistinct, power-up tiles (including a ‘Crikey!’ one) are too readily available, and even on the hardest difficulty it’s not very challenging. Completing every stage will take just a few hours, and then there’s zero incentive to return. As a cash-in on the Steve Irwin name this is pretty cheap, and as a game it’s very lame.

Feb 27, 2009

More Info

Release date: Dec 16 2008 - DS (US)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Puzzle
Published by: DreamCatcher Interactive
Developed by: Endgame Studios
ESRB Rating:


  • Cyberninja - March 3, 2009 10:55 p.m.

    cashing in on a dead person is just wrong.
  • Unoriginal - March 2, 2009 2:44 p.m.

    Im not sure becouse of the small cover pick on the site but it acctually looks like they put Steve Irwin on the cover. I don't know why but that just feels wrong.
  • climbing wolf - February 28, 2009 6:46 p.m.

    Steve Irwin should be offended

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