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Baku Baku Animal
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Titan Video, Sega Game Gear, Sega Saturn, PC, Sega Master System
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (22 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Puzzle































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1995-04[1] ¥?  ?


Sega Saturn
JP
¥4,800 GS-9040
Sega Saturn
JP (Satakore)
¥2,800 GS-9144
Sega Saturn
US
$39.99[2] 81501
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[3] MK81501-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81501-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81501-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81501-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 G-3378
Sega Game Gear
US
$? 2451
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[5]
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ?
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas



Sega Master System
BR
R$? 025470



Windows PC
JP
¥5,800 (6,090) HCJ-0103
Windows PC
US
$? 85040
Windows PC
UK
£44.99[7] MK-85040
Windows PC
FR
? MK-85040
Windows PC
DE
? MK-85040
Windows PC
ES
? MK-85040
Windows PC
BR
R$? ?
Windows PC
TW
NT$? ?



Baku Baku Animal (ばくばくアニマル), known only as Baku Baku in some regions, is a falling block puzzle game released for the Sega Titan Video arcade hardware.

Baku Baku Animal was ported to the Sega Saturn and Windows PC in 1996. It was also one of the last titles released for the Sega Game Gear, released in the same year. In Brazil, Sega's distributor Tec Toy released a version for the Sega Master System in 1998, which is almost identical to the Game Gear version but with a reduced color palette and added borders. There was also a mobile phone release in 2002.

Curiously artwork used in Baku Baku Animal was recycled in the PAL versions of Sonic CD (PC) and Sonic Jam.

Gameplay

Baku Baku Animal is similar in nature to Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo - it is a competitive two-player falling block puzzle game in which players compete to clear containers of blocks. Players need to link together one or more "food blocks" before removing each connected block in one go with an "animal block".

Baku Baku is combo-based, with blocks being manipulated by gravity. This means with correct positioning it is possible to destroy two or more sets of food blocks in succession, thereby creating chains and sending extra blocks to the opposing player, disrupting their play. Once the container is filled with blocks the game ends.

Production credits

Arcade version

Saturn version

Japanese version

Source: In-game creditsMedia:BakuBaku_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[8]

Other version

SOA Staff
SOJ Staff
Original Version Staff

Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1996.

Master System and Game Gear versions

  • Producer: Kimberly Rogers
  • Product Manager: Eric Dunstan
  • Executive Director: Noboru Machida
  • Director: Hideki Katagiri
  • Planner: Tsutomu Morishita
  • Designer: Hiroko Kato, Tsutomu Morishita
  • Programmer: Kenichi Iwanaga, Noboru Honda
  • Sound: Masahiro Ito
  • Advisor: Hideo Yamaguchi, Nobuo Matsushima
  • Lead Tester: John Jansen
  • Assistant Lead Testers: George Sandoval, John James, Roger Deforest, Ward Farris
  • Testers: Dave Paniagua, Eddie Ramirez, Jack Amato, Janine Cook, Joe Rousseu, Rick Greer, Scott Crisostomo, Squidlo, Tony Lynch
  • Special Thanks: Akira Inoue, Akitatsu Saito, Atsuko Iwanaga, Bill Onderdonk, Chizuka Goto, Cindy Hardgrave, Kaori Hijiya, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Keiko Sueyoshi, Keiko Tamura, Masako Araki, Masayuki Ota, Michiya Kameda, Michiyo Morohoshi, Noriyuki Tabata, Osamu Shibamiya, Steve Goodale, Syuichi Sekimoto, Takashi Ueshima, Vy Nong, Yoko Yanagisawa, and You

Track list

Saturn version


1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


2. Osama to Daijin no Theme (02:31)
JP: 王様と大臣のテーマ


3. Yumemiru Ohimesama: Kawaii Pet (02:44)
JP: 夢見るお姫様 ~可愛いペット~


4. Bipalium Dance (02:40)
JP: バイパリウムダンス


5. Nettaisei Kyuka Shokogun: Genjitu Touhi no BGM (02:39)
JP: 熱帯性休暇症候群 ~現実逃避のBGM~


6. Semarikuru Hirokazu (02:32)
JP: 迫り来るHIROKAZU


7. Game Over (00:08)
JP: ゲームオーバー


8. Hurry Up! (00:47)
JP: HURRY UP!


9. Semarikuru Shimekiri (01:02)
JP: 迫り来る締め切り


10. Yume No Hate Ha...?: Ending (01:56)
JP: 夢の果ては…? ~エンディング~


11. Erabimasho (02:36)
JP: 選びましょう


12. 3Pun Fanfare: Shimekiri Ha Kyou (00:07)
JP: 3分ファンファーレ ~締め切りは今日~


13. Sonoato Pori ha? (00:59)
JP: そのあとポーリーは?


14. Sekai Shiiku Senshuken no Theme (00:26)
JP: 世界飼育選手権のテーマ


15. Konchinu- (00:18)
JP: コンチヌ~


16. Yumemiru Ohimesama: Kawaii Pet (Arrange) (02:11)
JP: 夢見るお姫様 ~可愛いペット SS版


17. Semarikuru Hirokazu (Arrange) (02:39)
JP: 迫り来るHIROKAZU SS版


18. Bipalium Dance (Arrange) (02:39)
JP: バイパリウムダンス SS版


19. Sonoato Pori ha? (Arrange) (02:25)
JP: そのあとポーリーは? SS版


20. Nettaisei Kyuka Shokogun: Genjitu Touhi no BGM (Arrange) (02:29)
JP: 熱帯性休暇症候群 ~現実逃避のBGM~ SS版


21. Osama to Daijin no Theme (Arrange) (03:30)
JP: 王様と大臣のテーマ SS版


22. Hello! M.H (02:21)
JP: Hello! M.H


23. upstart (02:15)
JP: upstart
Running time: 41:54

Magazine articles

Main article: Baku Baku Animal/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Saturn print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #12: "December 1995" (1995-11-08)
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Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #9: "July 1996" (1996-06-20)
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Sega Magazin (DE) #34: "September 1996" (1996-08-14)
also published in:
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Physical scans

Sega Titan Video version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №165, p72/73[11]
Arcade
80
Based on
1 review

Sega Titan Video, World

BakuBakuAnimal STV Cart.jpg
Cart

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №55, p106[12]
90 №171, p68/69[13]
63 №361, p31
74
80 №4, p139[14]
84 №40, p74/75[15]
90 №45, p90[3]
70
85 №76, p32/33
92 №54, p40
90 №5, p74/75[16]
63 №1995-12, p184[17]
82 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[18]
95 №90
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
14 reviews

Saturn, US
BakuBaku Saturn US Box Back.jpgBakuBaku Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
BakuBaku Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Bakubaku sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
BakuBaku Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Bakubaku sat eu disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
Bakubaku sat jp backcover.jpgBakubaku sat jp frontcover.jpg
Cover
BakuBakuAnimal Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Bakubaku sat jp manual.pdf
Manual
Bakubaku sat jp card.pdf
Reg Card
Saturn, JP (Satakore)
BakuBaku Saturn JP Box Back Satakore.jpgBakuBaku Saturn JP Box Front Satakore.jpg
Cover
BakuBakuAnimal Saturn JP Spinecard Satakore.jpg
Spinecard
BakuBakuAnimal Saturn JP Disc Satakore.jpg
Disc

Master System version

Master System, BR
BakuBaku SMS BR Box Alt.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR (newer)
Baku Baku SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
Baku Baku SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
BakuBakuSMSBRManual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88 №45, p78/79[5]
90 №85, p11
Sega Game Gear
89
Based on
2 reviews

Game Gear, US
BakuBaku GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Baku Baku GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Baku Baku GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
BakuBaku GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBakuBaku GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
BakuBaku GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
BakuBakuAnimal GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
BakuBaku GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №178, p80[19]
Windows PC
60
Based on
1 review

PC, US
BakuBaku PC US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBakuBaku PC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
BakuBaku PC US Box Back JewelCase.jpgBakuBaku PC US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, EU
BakuBaku PC EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBakuBaku PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Bakubaku PC EU Box Front.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, JP
BakuBaku PC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (Ultra 2000)
BakuBaku PC JP Box Front Ultra2000.jpg
Cover
PC, BR

BakuBaku PC BR Box Back JewelCase.jpgBakuBaku PC BR Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, TW

External links

References