ZOOKEEPER! The definitive version of the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch action puzzle App with 10 million players!

The App that reached No. 1 on both the Japan App Store's Paid and Games rankings has left its home territory to be featured on App Stores worldwide!

[How to play ZOOKEEPER]
This puzzle game is based on the simplest of rules: switch the positions of two adjacent panels in order to make rows of three or more.

Just touch the animal you want to move, slide it toward the animal you want to switch it for, and voila! The animals are switched.
If three or more of the same animals are lined up horizontally or vertically, those animals are caught.
Catch the target number of animals to advance to the next stage!

You can even see how your high scores match up against other players worldwide in the Game Center.
Aim for the top! Be the BEST ZOOKEEPER EVER!

Catch the target number of animals on each stage, and aim to beat all stages in the game!

Catch 100 of any animal to level up! A limitless mode for dedicated players.

Play this online versus version of ZOOKEEPER, free of charge!
(Follow the ZOOKEEPER BATTLE link on the App Store.)

[System Requirements]
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, iPad or iPod touch (3rd generation or newer) with iOS 4.3 or newer.
Please update iOS version if your device is running iOS4.1 or 4.2.

What’s New

Version 1.0.7

・Fixed bug causing touch controls to function incorrectly for iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4/iPhone 4s users.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Zanilla ,

Good, bet some serious bugs.

I really like the game itself, but there are some serious bugs that make the experience pretty bad at times: As others have already mentioned, the game layout is broken on the iPhone/iPo Touch - which is not a problem for me, because I bought it for my iPad. What's a deal breaker though is, that the game occasionally becomes completely unresponsive to touch and the only thing that resolves this is deleting and re-installing it (neither quitting it from the multitasking menu or restarting my iPad 2 helps).

So again: Good game, but those bugs have to go.

cooper77 ,

Fantastic game!

Loved this game on the DS, love it just as much on my iPhone! As a casual gamer I've found the game to be every bit as enjoyable on the iPhone as it was on the DS and can't really see any noticeable difference between the two. Was initially concerned that moves wouldn't be quite as responsive using your finger rather than the stylus as per the DS but credit to the developers as it's every bit as playable with the touch controls. Overall it's a fantastic game, just as addictive as ever and a must for any fan of simple fast-paced puzzle games.

Northern_Bloke_1970 ,

Zookeeper DX Touch Edition

I originally bought this games for the Japanese DS and totally loved it, and was excited to hear that an iPod/iPad version was being developed.

This version doesn't disappoint, it's a comical twist on the match three genre, whilst it's a bare bones arcade/match three game, I argue it's better than the likes of Bejeweled as the theme has far much of a global appeal than 'diamonds' & the animated animals are hilarious.

If you want a fun puzzle/arcade/match three game, I'd highly recommend this every time.


29.2 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Korean

Age Rating
Rated 4+


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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