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Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest

aka: Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest, Doubutsu Banchou

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Cubivore is a "Call of the Wild" brought to an interactive media. Gento Matsumotos serene and surreal portrait of wilderness lost then civilization reverting (or progressing) to wilderness. Of course, the most obvious thing about Cubivore would be the graphics. 99% of all scenery and creatures in the game are made of cubes, rectangles, or squares. Even water ripples away from a falling step in squares. Blood pools in squares upon the ground and even the moon and sun appear as cubes in the sky.

As you move through the game you will eat prey (Or sometimes outfight a predator) To gain new forms and power. The more forms you gain the more wilderness goes back to the land (This wilderness has recently been stolen by a rather nasty Killer cubivore). Naturally, it is your goal to dethrone this killer of the wild and set your self up as king of the beast, thus filling the land once again with wilderness.


  • 動物番長 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (GameCube version)

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Remix Beast
Gerneral Programming Beast
Programming Beast
Secretly the Real Programming Beast
Reforming Beast
Event Beast
Love & Peace Beast
Design Beast
Map Beast
Raw-Meat Beast
Scenery Beast
Helping Hand Beast
Product Managment Beast
Technical Coordination Beast
Editing Beast
QA Beast
Marketing Beast
See-Through Beast
Project Lead Beast
Intellectual Beast
Atlus Beast
[ full credits ]




This game was originally planned for the N64DD however the game was held back and released on the GameCube. For a time before the GameCube release it was planned as an N64 cartridge game.

Title translation

The translation of the Japanese title in English is Animal Leader.


A series of toys produced by Medicom by the name of Seton has had two series released in Japan as of 2003. These toys are small Cubiovre with interchangeable body parts to mimic the evolution of the game critters.

Information also contributed by Sciere

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  • MobyGames ID: 11346


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Opipeuter.

Additional contributors: Joshua J. Slone, formercontrib, LordRM, Patrick Bregger.

Game added December 18th, 2003. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.