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Park Patrol involves picking up various items while avoiding contact with swimmers and wild animals. You control a park ranger and at times, you must also save the innocent people and forest denizens. You'll maneuver a boat down a river filled with logs and hazards in this side-scroller. While the main portion of the game is spent in the vessel, the ranger hero can also take the boat ashore to collect cans.
When on foot there are all kinds of creatures roaming around, including swimmers, turtles, snakes and ants. While these don't sound dangerous, the ranger to loses a life if he or she comes in contact with any of them. When one of these creatures is roaming around on the shore, you'll have to use evasive tactics to survive.
There are pieces of wood located in the river and you'll also have to avoid these. Failure to do so will launch the ranger in the cold water where he or she will drown. When ashore, use caution when jumping back into the vessel — over-leaping will also send the ranger to a drowning death. In later levels new hazards are added, including snakes and swamps.
Whenever critters are rescued and cans are collected, points are awarded. Clearing levels involves collecting a certain number of cans; displayed at the bottom of the screen via icons. Park Patrol is for one or two people, using either a male or female ranger character. As an added bonus, players can access a menu screen to alter the number of animals and hazards per level and these changes can be saved. ~ Matthew House, All Game Guide