To commemorate Earth Day today, Wild Earth: African Safari has shipped for the Nintendo Wii. Wild Earth: African Safari promotes environmental awareness by teaching players about more than 30 different species of exotic animals within their natural African habitat.
Well, as “natural” as a habitat can be on a TV screen.
In Wild Earth: African Safari, players assume the role of a photo-journalist on assignment in Africa’s Serengeti National Park. Throughout the game’s 11 missions, photographers seeking out award-winning pictures can cruise the Park by land or air to investigate the bold hyena in a midday thunderstorm or observe the gentle giraffe grazing in the valley.
While seeking the perfect picture of cheetahs, rhinos, lions, zebras and many more species, players must refrain from getting too close to the animals or disrupting the natural landscape. If they do, the Impact Meter will rumble the Wii Remote and make it harder to snap a steady picture.
This Wii game includes a cooperative multiplayer mode that allows up to four friends to either drive or shoot photographs, as well as a Safari Arcade Game mode in which gamers can play from the animals’ perspective in 11 games using intuitive gestures with the Wii Remote.
Wild Earth African Safari costs $29.99. You can buy it from Amazon here.