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Players are tasked with separating various animal species, referred to as "critters" into their own pens by building a fence between them. Each critter species has their own abilities or quarks, such as lions who roar and stun the player or rabbits that can enter underground burrows and reappear in another part of the map. Critter Round-Up has influences from the arcade classic QIX. There are multiple game modes and mini-games:
  • Adventure - 1 or 2 players travel through 5 different environments in 50 levels.

  • Co-Op Challenge - similar to Adventure mode, but with specially designed levels that support up to 4 players across 20 levels.

  • Marathon - randomly selected level size and critter types for 1 to 4 players.
There are also four competitive mini-games that support 2 to 4 players:
  • Snowball Soccer - get the snowball into your goal with a little help from some giraffes.

  • Predator Rampage - try to avoid the running critters for as long as you can. Critters keep getting added to the level as well as speed up over time. The last player standing wins.

  • Fence Attack: clearly inspired by the light cycles of Tron, try to get the other players to run into the fences that everyone is building.

  • Chicken Catch - there's dozens of different colored chickens running loose, each worth a different amount of points. The player with the highest score wins.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Saku Saku Animal Panic" -- Japanese Title
  • "サクサク アニマルパニック" -- Japanese Spelling

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central May, 2008 3.9 out of 5 78
GameSpot May 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN May 20, 2008 6.1 out of 10 61
1UP May 23, 2008 C 50
Nintendo Life May 21, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
WiiWare World May 21, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 03, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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bryan jury (162) added Critter Round-Up (Wii) on Jul 02, 2008
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