Later, when the game was ported (or given different versions) for other platforms, it was renamed accordingly, like FC-Kid (after Family Computer, the original Japanese name for the NES, and the FC stood for Freakthoropus Computerus), GB-Kid (after the Game Boy), or the more generic name BC-Kid in some other versions, including Amiga.
In North America, this was scrapped, as the game name is always Bonk's Adventure or something similar.
There are three stages of power-up: his normal self, a second stage during which he can stun enemies by pounding on the ground, and a third stage where he becomes temporarily invulnerable.
Meat can be found in two varieties: big meat and small meat.
The effects of meat are additive but wear off over time.
A small meat gives Bonk the second stage of meat power and a large one takes him to stage three.
Hudson was developing a reboot of the franchise entitled "Bonk: Brink of Extinction" for Wii Ware and Play Station Network.
With the closure of Hudson the status and future of this title is uncertain.
Bonk's mission is to rescue Princess Za (a small pink Pleisiosaur-type reptile) who has been kidnapped by the evil King Drool (a large, green, Tyrannosaurus-type dinosaur).Bonk's Adventure is a 2D platform video game developed by Red Company and Atlus as the first game in the Bonk series that was released in 1989 in Japan and 1990 in North America for the Turbo Grafx-16.In Japan it was released as PC Genjin in 1989, a play on the Japanese name for the system, 'PC Engine'. The game was later ported to the NES, Amiga and arcade systems under different titles (FC Genjin and BC Genjin).The player is given additional points and a caveman type congratulation based on how many smileys were collected.
The Japanese name for the original game for the PC-Engine is PC-Genjin (PC原人, in English: PC-Caveman).Bonk's health can be restored in increments by collecting fruits and vegetables.