Released: 13 Aug 2020
Reviewed: 24 Aug 2020
Platform: PC

A charming game that does a lot right, with only the tiniest flaws showing through from it's tiny development team. Parkasaurus is a bright, colourful, fun and relaxing park management game, with dinosaurs. It doesn't take itself too seriously, like where the dinosaurs come from (, and you can give the dinos hats to wear. It shares a lot of mechanics with Zoo Tycoon - donation boxes, exhibit design, paths, vets and boxing animals. It has lots of campaign maps with varied goals and conditions. It has a really unique and clever exhibit designer where the kind of landscape is categorised based on terrain height and amount of water, and you can design exhibits completely from scratch.


While my opinion is generally really positive, I need to point out what I think is probably the biggest flaw in the game - you only earn money once per day, not in a constant stream whenever guests spend money. This means:

  1. You can't react to problems as they arise
  2. If you spend all your money on building a new dino exhibit at the beginning of the day, you can't afford food, and you can't repair the fences for the rest of the day. If you run out of money while you're building the exhibit, you have to wait until the next day instead of adding small bits to it every few minutes.
  3. Boredom. If you run out of money, there's nothing you can do about it until the park opens the next day, so might as well just sit there with the game on fast forward



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