Baku Baku Animal (SEGA Saturn)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.4

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GamePro (US)
This Tetris-like game has a plethora of options, but it really shines in two-player mode. Baku Baku Animal packs the most fun you'll have in a competitive puzzle game.
GameFan Magazine
Despite it's cute exterior, there's a lot of depth to Baku Baku Animal. The skill and strategy involved are a step above Puyo Puyo. Overall, the game is an excellent and highly addictive.
Okay, sonderlich orginell ist die Spielidee sicherlich damals bei Release schon nicht gewesen. Aber man muß SEGA wirklich eine ansprechend gute Umsetzung der Thematik bescheinigen, bei der man das altbekannte Spielprinzip noch etwas verfeinerte und zudem für langanhaltenden 2-Spieler Spaß sorgte. Für Fans definitiv den Kauf wert!
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
OK, so it isn't the most original game in the world. Baku Baku resembles Tetris, Columns, Puyo Puyo, Klax, Trip'd and a bunch of other puzzles games: stuff falls from the top and you have to eliminate it. One of the things that these games have in common is a high rate of addiction and some fantastic gameplay.
Defunct Games
I first played this gem on a sampler CD that included Three Dirty Dwarves, Clockwork Knight 2, and Virtual On. While we know the respective fates and doomed obscurities of that lot, Baku Baku never received the recognition I thought it deserved. This is an addictive puzzle game that plays even better against another human friend. Chain reactions occur on a very random basis, though, and sometimes a round will end without either person realizing they were so close to victory. Such is the plight of games about animals that eat food.
Most Tetris clones aren't worth the disc they're burned on. However, Baku Baku captures the addictive qualities of the original Tetris and even surpasses it in terms of two-player action.
Video Games
Nicht immer nur gleichartige Steine zu stapeln, ist ja fast mal eine neue Idee. Auch bei Baku Baku Animal haben taktisch Talentierte einen echten Vorteil. Kettenreaktionen und anschließendenes Zumüllen des Gegners haben ja bei Dr Robotnik schon viel Spaß gemacht. Bei aller Liebe zu diesem Genre muß ich Baku Baku doch ein wenig tadeln. Dadurch, daß es doppelt so viele Symbole gibt (die Anzahl der verschiedenem Symbol-Pärchen ist sogar wählbar), wird das Spiel auch doppelt so schnell unübersichtlich (für Euch, nicht für den Computer-Gegner). Die Musik ist nicht ganz so flott, das Spiel insgesamt nicht ganz so schnell. Da es aber leider das echte Dr. Robotnik für den Saturn nicht gibt, ist Baku Baku (vor allem zu zweit) doch eine Empfehlung.
Electric Playground
Baku Baku is simplicity defined. The concept is tired, I found the game repetitive after the first block fell. Yes we've got funny looking munching animals, different kinds of beastie food groups dropping from the heavens and a two player versus game that is kind of fun (almost all two payer versus games are kind of fun) but when you put this one back on the shelf (just a suggestion), I doubt very much that you'll be able to remember the last time you were any less blown away by a puzzler. I have to give Baku Baku a fairly decent numerical value because it's utilizing tried and true game play that doesn't totally suck but do yourself a favor, save your money for a Nomad and then pick up a whole slew of better 16-Bit puzzle games at bargain basement prices.