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Emma, king of the underworld, has gone crazy and brought his domain into chaos. Your mission, as Bonze Kackremboh, is to get rid of the evil spirit from Emma and annihilate his followers such as snakes, giant eyeballs, ghosts, and other enemy creatures.

His only weapons are bubbles of various colors that can be powered up until they become almost as large as Bonze himself. He can also use these bubbles as special attacks, but once he uses it, the bubbles decrease in size and he must get some items that are the same color as the bubble to increase its size.

Occasionally, an angel will appear who will give Bonze other items that will help him in his quest.


Bonze Adventure TurboGrafx-16 A mexican stand-off between you and Emma
Bonze Adventure TurboGrafx-16 What the hell is that thing?
Bonze Adventure Arcade Game starts
Bonze Adventure TurboGrafx-16 Knocked down...

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Alternate Titles

  • "地獄めぐり" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Jigoku Meguri" -- Japanese title

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Player One TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1990 91 out of 100 91
1UP! TurboGrafx-16 May 29, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Arcade Oct, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Raze TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1990 73 out of 100 73


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Bonze Kackrembo

Bonze Kackremboh is actually a Buddhist monk who uses Buddhist prayer beads, called 'mala beads', as his main weapons. Bonze is an English word that refers to a Buddhist monk or priest. Kackremboh is his given name. Emma, the lord of the underworld mentioned in the introduction screen, is Emma-O, the Japanese Buddhist god of the Underworld. Traditionally, Emma-O keeps track of a mortal's life and decides the punishment of those sent to the Underworld in accordance with Buddhist law.

Title translation

The Japanese title Jigoku Meguri means approx. "Hell Patrol"

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