Legacy Interactive Launches Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals

Legacy Interactive announces the launch of their first game on Nintendo DS, Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals, a breakthrough title for animal lovers and aspiring vets that will provide both children and adults with compelling educational experiences that emphasize learning through activity. In this new simulation game set in an urban zoo, players will quickly find out that being a zoo vet is an adventurous and exciting job as they do things like watch a baby flamingo take her first steps, amputate an orangutan's finger and they even get to stick their heads in a hippo's mouth! A portion of the game's proceeds will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation that provided fascinating conservation information used in the game.

In the game players assume the role of a newly employed veterinarian caring for a diverse group of animals, like gorillas, elephants, penguins, polar bears, komodo dragons and more. They will get to move around the zoo performing check-ups to treat the animals-some require treatment in their habitats, while others are transferred to the animal hospital for further care.

The game includes 30 newly written medical cases contributed by veterinarians practicing throughout the world, with two levels of difficulty. As players succeed in caring for the animals, the cases become increasingly difficult and they unlock more of the sophisticated medical tools players' need to progress through the levels to achieve the highest vet ranking. The game takes full advantage of the Nintendo DS capabilities allowing players to make precise incisions with the stylus during critical surgeries and also taking advantage of the dual screen capabilities, which allow users to see animal stats while they continue with their procedures.

Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals also includes six different mini-games, played on the office computer, where players interact with the animals in their natural habitats. For example, in one game you can use the microphone to blow on the animal's fur to check and remove their fleas, in another you can use the stylus to brush and clean the animal's teeth, and in another you use it to fling fish into a penguin's mouth. There are also jigsaw puzzles, trivia and memory games.

Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals is rated E 10+ and is available at retailers nationwide.

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