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Zoo Keeper Quest

A match-3 action puzzle game with zoo animals and a memorable soundtrack. While the moody animals are a nice touch, it is the Quest mode which makes this game enticingly addictive. As the zookeeper, you are set to 10 different tasks by your angry little boss. With clever variations, an emotional lot of animals and an uppity, cigar-smoking boss, Kiteretsu's Zookeeper will keep you busy and entertained.

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aha! i have played (and beaten) this game before, but i was doing it fairly blindly... now i know how i actually beat everything! thanks for this posting! now i can play some more!

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remister Author Profile Page April 16, 2007 5:31 AM

arigatoo for translating the quest, ive always wondered what it was saying, becuase I've played normal mode. Whee, quest is so much better!

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pinkerton Author Profile Page April 16, 2007 8:27 AM

This game is HUMILIATING! There's no let up between levels, you're only rewarded for mindlessly moving forwards, your achievements from the previous level aren't carried over in a meaningful way (retention of time) and the boss berates you however well you've done. Finally some realism!

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Anonymous April 16, 2007 8:34 AM

I'll definitely check this one out... but if you guys even remotely like this game, you really need to check out Puzzle Quest. You can find the demo pretty easily, but the only downside is that there is no full PC version yet, just PSP and Nintendo DS versions. Still, if you have one of those consoles, or would be willing to buy one, you gotta check it out. And even if not, the demo provides a decent amount of fun by itself.

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I've been looking around for Puzzle Quest for the DS, haven't found it yet. Apparently it's quite popular, hence the unavailability!

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Btw, the 'official' title is Zoo Keeper active.

アクテイブ is pronounced 'a-ku-ti-bu'. Active!

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Ya know, I'd still like to know where that funky beat comes from. The one that's used in the normal mode, that is. I'll be surprised if it isn't sampled from some disco/funk track from the 70's, but I suppose I'm a bit biased about that. I thought it might be a slice cut from the instrumental section of "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees, but the bongos don't quite line up.

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I normally can't stand Bejeweled and its clones, but I actually played this one up to Level 6 or so before tiring. I suppose that's a testament as to how cute this game really is. :-)

I found the Helps to be a great deal of...well, help. I'm glad you slowly earn them back as the game progresses.

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Thanks, Bezman. Although I wasn't sure what the Japanese text for active was before you posted the translation, I decided to add the "Quest" to the game title to differentiate it from the original posting of this game from back in 2004. Since it is specifically the Quest mode that is new to the game.

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I just 'finished' the quest. At the end, you get a 'mark' for each quest -- anyone know what each means?

I received X's, circles and triangles.

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Matt - did you read the review?

"Your progress along the way is graded in Xs, triangles, and Os (A double 'O' being the best, and an X the worst) which are tallied up at the end of the game."

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pinkerton Author Profile Page April 17, 2007 6:15 PM

I'm pretty sure it's not the original use of the music but it's exactly the same few beats of Groovejet by Spiller.

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Oh! Groovejet! I love that song! and by golly, I think you're right. =)

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Can any kind soul help translate some of the explanations of the scoring in quest mode? It doesn't make much sense to me. It seems particularly cruel to get an X on any level... which apparently can knock you down from 6 digits to 2 digits in one bad round.

Any translation would be greatly appreciated.

ブライア" (that's about all I know there).
Bryan

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Ha! I finally got to level 9!

For some reason I hated Bejeweled, but some of the clones have been great.

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No probs Jay!

Bryan - I'd try translating the game if it didn't have so many kanji!

Btw, " is hiragana - the script that is used for Japanese words. The katakana equivalent is ン。Just a FYI. ;-p

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i think i broke the game, or at least found a bug in it. At level 3 I went crazy clicking at all the animals to get animals by cause and it effect until after a while i realise i've got 500+ and the timer has stopped decreasing. I reached more than 1000 but then the counter started at 100 again.

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SOOOO Addictive Score tops out at 99999
My final score card was: O, OO, OO, OO, OO, OO, OO, X, OO, OO
Yipee!

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Vancouver girl March 31, 2008 5:59 PM

Does anyone know if this game has disappeared? The link doesn't seem to work for me and I can't find the Quest mode anywhere else online.

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When a page comes up that says the server isn't responding, that generally means the server is down at the moment. Try again in a few hours or a few days. :)

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