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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 Arcade Pig wizard
Baku Baku Animal Game Gear Options
Baku Baku Animal Game Gear This time the background is different
Baku Baku Animal Game Gear Another wacky opponent

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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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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Mean Machines Game Gear Jul, 1996 88 out of 100 88
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn May, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Sep 30, 2006 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 7.8 out of 10 78
Defunct Games Game Gear Aug 07, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1996 67 out of 100 67
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Awards

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

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