The colorful and cute match-3 puzzle game, Zookeeper World, has just been released exclusively on the Apple Arcade. Zookeeper World, developed by Kiteratsu, is a combination of puzzle games and a zoo simulator adventure game. You may recognize it from the original web game Zookeeper, which later was developed for the Gameboy and Nintendo DS in 2003 and then was later updated for Android and iOS. Because it had been released on so many devices over the last two decades, this simple game has generated a considerable following. Zookeeper World for Apple Arcade is now available on Apple Arcade with no in-app purchases or ads. As long as you have an Apple Arcade account, the entire game from beginning to end is completely free to access.
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Pancake Elephant, Punk Monkey, line them up and get real funky! In Zookeeper World, you’re in charge—create a park full of mystifying animals in this adorable match-3 puzzler.
— Apple Arcade (@AppleArcade) September 10, 2021
Players complete puzzles to make money for their zoo, which they can use to unlock new animal exhibits, animals, decorations, and much more. Each new addition to the zoo adds to the Charm value. Once the Charm exceeds a certain number, the player increases in rank and attracts more visitors into their park. Each puzzle challenges players to complete certain tasks in a specific number of moves, which is usually to match a certain amount of one specific symbol, but do get more complicated as the level of the zoo increases. In addition to matching 3 symbols, players can also make L-shapes or boxes to gain power-ups.
There are many animals to earn such as monkeys, pandas, lions, giraffes, penguins, and more, and can even be upgraded using gems. Gems are gained by defeating bosses that will attack the zoo. These challenges can be much harder, and may even require players to complete a given task in only one move. Though they can be tricky at times, the game is said to be very satisfying to play. If you are interested to discover what has made this so popular, you can download it here.