“We’ve been recapturing them as and when the local farmers phone us to tell us that there are crocodiles on their property. In Weipe there were a lot, and I also heard there was a crocodile on school’s rugby field in Musina.” — Rakwena Crocodile Farm worker Zane Langman, after releasing 15,000 crocodiles (opens in new tab) from his father-in-law’s farm into a local river in an effort to save the owner’s home from a flood.
As the plucky farm hand at a now croc-less Crocodile Farm, it’s up to you to bring home 15,000 escaped crocodiles. Working from your base in Polokwane, you must man the phones and listen to reports of croc sightings before taking to your trusty 4×4 and travelling to your destination through accurately mapped African countryside.
After travelling to your location, the action switches to GamePad as you use the Wii U’s gyroscopic sensors to scan the area in breathtaking 3D. Most croc captures take place at night, where you will be able to see your slimy targets by their eyes, which glow red in the dark just like in real life. Not that you’ll need to see any red with your ultra-cool night vision goggles equipped.
Things can get tense… especially when the crocodiles get snap-happy and start hunting you. ‘Clever girl’, indeed. With only the equipment you have on you and, just maybe, the help of other players on the Nintendo Network, you’ll need to be aware of your surroundings at all times if you want to avoid being turned into a fashion accessory for a middle-aged and fashion-blind crocodile.
As a special bonus for players who successfully recapture all 15,000 crocodiles, a limited edition set of crocodile shoes, belt and tears will be made available for your Mii. DLC is planned for the game incuding Polokwane Diamond where you can augment your farm with a diamond mine, Jurassic Polokwane where the crocs are replaced with velociraptors and, of course, the ever-popular Zombie Mode, where the crocodiles become zombie crocodiles and try to bite you. Which is totally different from the regular crocodiles that also try to bite you.
Polokwane Snap: Gotta Catch ‘Em All Again will be released to co-incide with the real-life recapturing of all 15,000 crocodiles, so expect the game to arrive in the Fall…