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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 Game Gear your first match
Baku Baku Animal Game Gear Game over
Baku Baku Animal Arcade Easy win
Baku Baku Animal Windows Are you ready to start?

Promo Images

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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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn May, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Aug, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 74 out of 100 74
1UP! Game Gear Dec 21, 2018 72 out of 100 72
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1996 67 out of 100 67
PC Action (Germany) Windows Jul, 1996 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Sep, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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