Baku Baku Animal

From Sega Retro

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  • Sega Titan Video
  • Saturn
  • Game Gear
  • Master System
  • Windows
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Baku Baku Animal
System(s): Sega Titan Video, Sega Game Gear, Sega Saturn, Windows PC, Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Sega Master System
Tec Toy
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (22 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Puzzle[2][3][4][5]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Sega Titan Video)
JP
¥? ?















Sega Saturn
JP
¥4,8004,800 GS-9040
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(Satakore)
¥2,8002,800 GS-9144
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$39.9939.99[6] 81501
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81501-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81501-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[8] MK81501-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FBAK00SSC
OFLC: G
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,8003,800 G-3378
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Game Gear
US
2451
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Game Gear
EU
2451-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[9] 2451-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Master System
BR
025470
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800 (6,090)[4] HCJ-0103
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
US
85040
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
DE
MK-85040
USK: 0
Windows PC
UK
£44.9944.99[12] MK-85040
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
BR
Windows PC
TW

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 credits (JP)[13]

Other version

SOA Staff
SOJ Staff
Original Version Staff
Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1996.
Source: In-game credits[14]


Source: Manual credits (US)[15]

Master System and Game Gear versions

Source: In-game credits[16]


Magazine articles

Main article: Baku Baku Animal/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Baku Baku Arcade Flyer.jpg

Sega Titan Video JP flyer

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Saturn print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1995-12: "December 1995" (1995-11-08)

page=23

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #9: "July 1996" (1996-06-20)

page=99

Print advert in Sega Magazin (DE) #34: "September 1996" (1996-08-14)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Titan Video version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
80
[19]
Arcade (Sega Titan Video)
80
Based on
1 review
Sega Titan Video, JP
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"Long" instructions
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Cart
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Instuction card(s)

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 [20]
90 [21]
63 №361, p31
74
80 [22]
84 [23]
90 [8]
70
85 №76, p32/33
92 №54, p40
90 [24]
63 [25]
82 [26]
95 №90
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
14 reviews

Saturn, JP
Bakubaku sat jp backcover.jpgBakubaku sat jp frontcover.jpg
Cover
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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
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
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Disc
Saturn, PT

Saturn, AU
BakuBaku Saturn AU back.jpgNospine.pngBakuBaku Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
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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
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0 review

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
74
[27]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
88
[9]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
90
[28]
Sega Game Gear
84
Based on
3 reviews
Game Gear, JP
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Cover
BakuBaku GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
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
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PCB

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[29]
Secret Service (PL)
85
[30]
Windows PC
68
Based on
2 reviews
PC, JP
BakuBaku PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBakuBaku PC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (Ultra 2000)
BakuBaku PC JP Box Front Ultra2000.jpg
Cover
PC, US
BakuBaku PC US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBakuBaku PC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Jewel Case
PC, EU
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Cover
Bakubaku PC EU Box Front.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, BR
BakuBaku PC BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBakuBaku PC BR Box Front.jpg
Cover
BakuBaku PC BR Box Back JewelCase.jpgBakuBaku PC BR Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, TW

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 35d84dc2
MD5 8a94ded3d95aa46dae8800b92e66d3ee
SHA-1 07d8f300b3a3542734fcd24fa8312fe99fbfef0e
256kB Cartridge (BR)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 10ac9374
MD5 f5f83e9e94cb99645c42cc4d41c0fb17
SHA-1 5145967d0a3632cf6bb1a9d58b2ef04faecd40db
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 7174b802
MD5 55b9b96f12e1786dc293a1c45768f013
SHA-1 270e071342adb41406568e171df4959656ed02bf
256kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 8d8bfdc4
MD5 3ff5a4888076e7a5905bc565563c3692
SHA-1 f4f31d08e17b9936dea621fef9b38e1cd067bef2
256kB Cartridge (US)
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
594,576,192 CD-ROM (EU) MK81501-50 V1.001
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
621,727,680 1995-11-10 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9040 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
621,730,032 1995-11-10 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9144 V1.001
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
628,677,840 CD-ROM (US) 81501 V1.004

Track list

Saturn version


1. (Data track)


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

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
README.TXT TXT 8,659 Messages from the developers.


External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Saturn, PC

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain (2002-02-15), page 136
  2. File:Bakubaku sat jp backcover.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-04 08:13)
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://sega.jp/pc/bakubaku/ (Wayback Machine: 2002-02-11 17:35)
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-12-07 04:57)
  6. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 8 August 1996" (US; 1996-07-09), page 69
  7. Computer & Video Games, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-09), page 61
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mean Machines Sega, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-06-03), page 90
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Mean Machines Sega, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-06-03), page 78
  10. Press release: 1996-08-26: Sega Entertainment kicks off fall line-up with free PC games promotions
  11. http://www.sega.co.jp:80/sega/athome/pc/baku/baku.htm (Wayback Machine: 1996-12-24 11:33)
  12. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-05), page 91
  13. File:BakuBaku_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaDZZze4w20
  15. File:Bakubaku sat us manual.pdf, page 17
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPiftOXYQ7o
  17. Sega Magazin, "Oktober 1996" (DE; 1996-09-11), page 100
  18. Sega Magazin, "November 1996" (DE; 1996-10-09), page 99
  19. Computer & Video Games, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-12), page 72
  20. Consoles +, "Juin 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 106
  21. Computer & Video Games, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-01-12), page 68/69 (68)
  22. Maximum, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-xx-xx), page 139
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "February 1996" (UK; 1995-12-xx), page 74/75 (74)
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-02-24), page 74/75 (74)
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "December 1995" (JP; 1995-11-08), page 184 (186)
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine (readers), "Final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 10 (12)
  27. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 28
  28. Sonic the Comic, "30 August 1996" (UK; 1996-08-21), page 11
  29. Computer & Video Games, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-11), page 80
  30. Secret Service, "Listopad 1996" (PL; 1996-1x-xx), page 33


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