Post by Prince~Of~Light on Mar 19, 2010 15:17:10 GMT -5
Any of ya played of these Hudson's platformers? The first title has appeared on Virtual Console, ya know.
It's about Bonk, the cute, funny caveboy who uses three weapon's: his cranium of titanium, power of meats and WJS/ Widget Factor(Weird Japanese Stuff Ala Tv Tropes) to save Princess Zola from King Drool, setted on stone age. He's widely known as the original mascot of the PC Engine / Turbo Grafx16-console and is one of the "platforming kings" with Mario and Sonic
Bonk: Brink of Extinction is a newest installment coming out this year for Wiiware, Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.
Post by Prince~Of~Light on Mar 20, 2010 9:11:34 GMT -5
I've played Super Bonk and Super Bonk 2 so far- I still like Super Bonk 2, as it's more balanced on WJH and has the little feel of SMB3: lots of wacky powerups, Koopaling-like bosses and varying stages. (-lwl-)
Commercial is just win. And what they mean by the one weapon, it's his WTF Factor: Who can't say that at least once when playing Bonk-games?
It's interesting that, up until a few years back, Hudson Soft (in Japan) had no idea that Bonk was being used as the TG16 mascot in North America. Someone from Hudson Entertainment (in the US) put together a presentation about it in hopes that they would consider bringing the character back. That's probably how Brink of Extinction came to be. They want to test the waters to see if the character is still popular over here.
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 5, 2010 22:16:04 GMT -5
BUMP. Or maybe I should say BONK!
I was wondering whatever happened to Brink of Extinction. AFAIK, it hasn't been canceled. It was at PAX10 in September, and I think it's been displayed since then, but it doesn't seem to be getting any closer to release.
It was announced way back in September(?) 2009, and then it was supposed to be out by the end of 2010, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. It seems like an excessive amount of time for a downloadable game to be in development. I suppose that could be either good or bad.
Anyway, with the retro revivals of Mario, Sonic and Donkey Kong Country, Bonk just kinda completes the picture, so I've had my eye on the game.
Here's an official trailer from last July that I don't recall being circulated. It actually shows a lot more of the game than most previews have, including what appears to be a boss fight with King Drool.
I hope that online co-op applies to the Wii version.