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Baku Baku Animal

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
70
3.5
Arcade
...
...
Game Gear
...
2.2
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Description

The Minister approaches the King to tell him that his only daughter, the Princess, wants a new pet. But the King says she already has too many, and she can't take care of so many animals. Thus the Minister purposes a contest of skill and daring to select the Royal Zookeeper. Master Piggy then sends his pupil, Polly, to participate in the contest.

Baku Baku Animal is a variation on the very often copied Tetris type of game. The game has three different play modes: practice, normal and hard. It also can be played by two players against each other (except for the Master System version).

The objective is to pair animal heads with their respective food. If a rabbit head comes falling, you must make it fall on a pile of carrot tiles, dog heads with bones, panda heads with bamboos and monkey heads with bananas. There is a bonus item, the "BB coin", which will appear from times to times, and remove piled tiles from the playfield. Removed tiles will be sent to the opponent's playfield all at once, increasing the difficulty of the task. Polly will face several contestants, and she'll win when her opponents get their playfield piled to the top.

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Baku Baku Animal Windows Two players adjustment
Baku Baku Animal Windows Game linking settings
Baku Baku Animal Windows Control settings
Baku Baku Animal Game Gear Playing against the king

Alternate Titles

  • "ばくばくアニマル 世界飼育係選手権" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Baku Baku Animal: World Zookeeper Contest" -- In-game title
  • "Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiikugakari Senshuken" -- Japanese title
  • "Baku Baku" -- Brazilian/European title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 5 out of 5 100
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Sep 30, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Aug 29, 1996 7.8 out of 10 78
Defunct Games Game Gear Aug 07, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jun, 1996 7.4 out of 10 74
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 12, 1996 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Windows Jul, 1996 56 out of 100 56

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Classics/Puzzle Game of the Year

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