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Baku Baku Animal (Windows)

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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 One of your monkeys eats all nearest bananas.
Baku Baku Animal Windows Title screen
Baku Baku Animal Windows Are you ready to start?
Baku Baku Animal Windows Control settings

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

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Aug 29, 1996 7.8 out of 10 78
Computer Games Magazine 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Jul, 1996 56 out of 100 56
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1996 50 out of 100 50

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Awards

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

DaHero (868) added Baku Baku Animal (Windows) on Sep 02, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (7101), Bock (156) and Rantanplan (1711)