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[[Image:Bonk - Logo.jpg|thumb|256x256px|The ''Bonk'' logo as it appears on the first American release.]]
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The '''''Bonk''''' series is a collection of video games and manga developed primarily by [[Red Company]] and [[Atlus]] and published by [[Hudson Soft]]. The series is based on the hero Bonk, a young cave man who uses his hard round head to bash his enemies. There is also a futuristic hero named Zonk who appears in a couple games. The original Japanese name of the series is "PC-Genjin" which is a play on words as the game was first developed on the PC-Engine and Genjin is the Japanese word for cave men. In Europe, the games were titled, "B.C. Kid."
 
The '''''Bonk''''' series is a collection of video games and manga developed primarily by [[Red Company]] and [[Atlus]] and published by [[Hudson Soft]]. The series is based on the hero Bonk, a young cave man who uses his hard round head to bash his enemies. There is also a futuristic hero named Zonk who appears in a couple games. The original Japanese name of the series is "PC-Genjin" which is a play on words as the game was first developed on the PC-Engine and Genjin is the Japanese word for cave men. In Europe, the games were titled, "B.C. Kid."
  
The franchise now belongs to [[Konami]] who acquired Hudson Soft in 2012.
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The series has four main games featuring Bonk and two main games featuring Zonk, then some mashed-up ports and several related games. The last core ''Bonk'' game was released in 1994, and every subsequent game was either a port or low-quality phone game. The franchise now belongs to [[Konami]] who acquired Hudson Soft in 2012.
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
I first played a ''Bonk'' game in the early 1990s when I was at the house of my brother's friend who owned a [[TurboGrafx-16]]. I only played it once for a short while and didn't play anything else in the series until the late-1990s when [[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]] emulation became popular, and I played the NES port of ''[[Bonk's Adventure]]'', though I didn't put much effort into the game. In 2015, while trying to flesh out my familiarity with the [[Game Boy]], I played and beat the [[Bonk's Adventure (Game Boy)|Game Boy port]]. In 2017, to better familiarize myself with the TurboGrafx-16, I went back and played and beat the original ''[[Bonk's Adventure]]''. I didn't find any of these titles to be all that interesting, and, when I tried playing ''[[Bonk's Revenge]]'', I found it to be more of the same.
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I first played a ''Bonk'' game in the early 1990s when I was at the house of my brother's friend who owned a [[TurboGrafx-16]]. I only played it once for a short while and didn't play anything else in the series until the late-1990s when [[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]] emulation became popular, and I played the NES port of ''[[Bonk's Adventure]]'', though I didn't put much effort into the game. In 2015, while trying to flesh out my familiarity with the [[Game Boy]], I played and beat the [[Bonk's Adventure (Game Boy)|Game Boy port]]. In 2017, to better familiarize myself with the TurboGrafx-16, I went back and played and beat the original ''[[Bonk's Adventure]]''. I didn't find any of these titles to be all that interesting, and, when I tried playing ''[[Bonk's Revenge]]'', I found it to be more of the same, so I didn't play it much.
  
 
==Works==
 
==Works==
 
===Video Games===
 
===Video Games===
* [[Bonk's Adventure]]
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* ''[[Bonk's Adventure]]''
* [[Bonk's Revenge]]
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* ''[[Bonk's Revenge]]''
* [[Air Zonk]]
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* ''[[Air Zonk]]''
* [[Bonk's Adventure (Game Boy)]]
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* ''[[Bonk's Adventure (Game Boy)|Bonk's Adventure]]'' (Game Boy)
* [[Super Air Zonk: Rockabilly-Paradise]]
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* ''[[Super Air Zonk: Rockabilly-Paradise]]''
* [[Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure]]
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* ''[[Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure]]''
* [[Bonk's Revenge (Game Boy)]]
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* ''[[Bonk's Revenge (Game Boy)|Bonk's Revenge]]'' (Game Boy)
* [[Bonk's Adventure: Arcade Version]]
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* ''[[Bonk's Adventure: Arcade Version]]''
* [[Super Bonk]]
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* ''[[Super Bonk]]''
* [[Super Genjin 2]]
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* ''[[Super Genjin 2]]''
* [[GB Genjin Land: Viva! Chikkun Kingdom]]
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* ''[[GB Genjin Land: Viva! Chikkun Kingdom]]''
* [[Hudson Selection Vol. 3: PC Genjin]]
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* ''[[Hudson Selection Vol. 3: PC Genjin]]''
* [[Bonk's Return]]
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* ''[[Bonk's Return]]''
* [[Mekuttepon!]]
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* ''[[Mekuttepon!]]''
* [[Same Game]]
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* ''[[Same Game]]''
* [[Meijin o Sagase!!]]
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* ''[[Meijin o Sagase!!]]''
* [[Dokka Kawatta?]]
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* ''[[Dokka Kawatta?]]''
  
 
===Manga===
 
===Manga===

Latest revision as of 10:41, 22 June 2020

The Bonk logo as it appears on the first American release.

The Bonk series is a collection of video games and manga developed primarily by Red Company and Atlus and published by Hudson Soft. The series is based on the hero Bonk, a young cave man who uses his hard round head to bash his enemies. There is also a futuristic hero named Zonk who appears in a couple games. The original Japanese name of the series is "PC-Genjin" which is a play on words as the game was first developed on the PC-Engine and Genjin is the Japanese word for cave men. In Europe, the games were titled, "B.C. Kid."

The series has four main games featuring Bonk and two main games featuring Zonk, then some mashed-up ports and several related games. The last core Bonk game was released in 1994, and every subsequent game was either a port or low-quality phone game. The franchise now belongs to Konami who acquired Hudson Soft in 2012.

Personal

I first played a Bonk game in the early 1990s when I was at the house of my brother's friend who owned a TurboGrafx-16. I only played it once for a short while and didn't play anything else in the series until the late-1990s when NES emulation became popular, and I played the NES port of Bonk's Adventure, though I didn't put much effort into the game. In 2015, while trying to flesh out my familiarity with the Game Boy, I played and beat the Game Boy port. In 2017, to better familiarize myself with the TurboGrafx-16, I went back and played and beat the original Bonk's Adventure. I didn't find any of these titles to be all that interesting, and, when I tried playing Bonk's Revenge, I found it to be more of the same, so I didn't play it much.

Works

Video Games

Manga

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