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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.


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

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Baku Baku Animal Magazine Advertisement

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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Sonic the Comic Game Gear Aug 30, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Game Gear Jul, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 74 out of 100 74
PC Action (Germany) Windows Jul, 1996 63 out of 100 63
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 12, 1996 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Sep, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Joker Windows Aug, 1996 33 out of 100 33


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Classics/Puzzle Game of the Year
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Hand-Held Game of the Year runner-up (Game Gear version) + Puzzle Game of the Year runner-up (Saturn version)

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