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Bonk's Adventure

aka: B.C. Kid, FC Genjin, FC Genjin: Freakthoropus Computerus, PC Genjin

Description official descriptions

Bonk's Adventure is a prehistoric platform game where you are in control of a large bald headed caveman, guiding him through the levels taking out all manner of strange prehistoric creatures that get in your way including King Drools henchmen - all in effort to free the captured/controlled residents of Moonland (bosses) - including the Princess Za from King Drool attempted take over.

The game is not unlike other platform games of the era. Though it's unique in that you can climb walls and swing on rope with your teeth and your only method of attack is head butting enemies - straight forward or dive bomb style. The game starts off with simplistic point A to point B style, but focuses more on exploration in the later stages, which include finding hidden bonus areas.

The game is also known for its trademark gameplay mechanism of 'spin attack', where Bonk floats through the air if you have the turbo button on. This can be used to float around the level and reach areas for extra/hidden items, but also as a method of attack as well. The game starts you off with 3 hearts, but allows you to increase this number when you find special heart container items, allowing Bonk to take a number of hits before dying.

A variety of bonus stages can be found throughout the game, which provide bonus points upon completion and thus resulting in accumulating extra lives. Enemies themselves can be 'milked' for points in that you can keep 'bonking' their dead bodies and not letting them hit the ground. Spin attack is another method for doing this.


  • FC原人 - Famicom Japanese spelling
  • PC原人 - PC Engine Japanese spelling

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Credits (TurboGrafx-16 version)

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People Who Made This (぀くった ひとたけ)
People Who Helped Out (γŠγ›γ‚γ«γͺった ひと)
  • Goma-chan [ごまけゃん]
  • Takeo Imai (Imai-chan [いまいけゃん])
  • Kuma-chan [くまさん]
  • Mat-chan [まっけゃん]
  • Ethiopian Taro (Echiopi [えけおぴ])
  • Doku-san [どくさん]
  • Boku Kubo (Kubochin [くぼけん])
  • Hideyuki Yokoyama (Tonny Yokoyama [とにー γ‚ˆγ“γ‚„γΎ])
  • Hirorin [γ²γ‚γ‚Šγ‚“]
  • Kazutoshi Ueda (Boo Ueda [ぢー γ†γˆγ ])
  • Teruhisa Hiroi (Hiroi-san [ひろいさん])
  • Atsushi Adachi (Adachi-san [あだけさん])
  • Bakobako [ばこばこ]
  • Kazuki Yuzawa (Yuzawaya [ゆざわや])
  • Suzuki-san [γ™γšγγ•γ‚“]
  • Mitsuhiro Kadowaki (Kado-chan [かどけゃん])
[ full credits ]




  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Dexterity Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Most Exciting New Theme
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #85 (Best 100 Games of All Time) (TurboGrafx-16 version)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Action Game in 1992 (Amiga version)

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Bonk's Revenge
Released 1991 on TurboGrafx-16, 2007 on Wii, 2014 on Wii U
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Released 1992 on Game Boy
Bonk's Revenge
Released 1994 on Game Boy
Super Bonk
Released 1994 on SNES, 2010 on Wii
Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure
Released 1993 on TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CD, 2007 on Wii
Bonk's Adventure: Arcade Version
Released 1994 on Arcade
Pro Sport Hockey
Released 1993 on NES, SNES
Hudson Selection Vol. 3: PC Genjin
Released 2003 on PlayStation 2, GameCube
Club Football 2005
Released 2004 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox

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  • MobyGames ID: 12481


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Neepie Lantern.

Wii added by Corn Popper. Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. PlayStation 3, PSP added by Doppelgamer. TurboGrafx-16, NES added by Katakis | γ‚«γ‚Ώγ‚­γ‚Ή.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Martin Smith, Freeman, Игги Π”Ρ€ΡƒΠ³Π΅, formercontrib, CesarMFM, Patrick Bregger, PatMan785.

Last modified March 4th, 2023.