Zookeeper World brings its match-three charm to Apple Arcade this Friday

Zookeeper World Screenshot
Zookeeper World Screenshot (Image credit: Kiterestu)

What you need to know

  • Apple Arcade will get a new match-three game this Friday in the form of Zookeeper World.
  • The game mixes a match-three mechanic with a zoo management game.

Apple Arcade is getting another new game this Friday when Zookeeper World arrives in the App Store.

Created by Kiterestu, the game sees players match three items while building and managing their very own zoo. Playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, the new game will offer fun for the whole family.

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Being an Apple Arcade game means Zookeeper World will not have any ads in-game and there will be no in-app purchases on offer, either. That isn't always something you can say about these kinds of games, unfortunately.

Zookeeper World combines fun match-3 gameplay with simulation features for players to create and manage their own zoo. Players will face a variety of challenging match-3 puzzles, collect coins, and place cute animals, equipment, and plants to increase the zoo's "Charm" to attract more visitors. As players respond to the requests of the zoo owner and visitors, their rank will increase, allowing them to expand their zoo. Players will be able to customize elements to their zoo, upgrade their animals to be unique, and much more.

Anyone looking to take the new game for a spin when it arrives can pre-register by heading to the App Store now.

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Zookeeper World is just the latest game to arrive on Apple Arcade and it will be far from the last. Pried at $4.99 per month, it might just be the best value in gaming right now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.