Hudson Entertainment recently announced that Bonk, their hit video game franchise most popular in the 90's, is hitting mobile phones with [i]Bonk's Return[/i]. The crazy caveman is back with his platforming goodness with a scheduled release date sometime this summer. The game will be available for both Brew and Java platforms. [p][i]Bonk[/i] was originally created as a comic strip in the PC Engine magazine in the 80's in Japan. Bonk's popularity became so great that it was only natural that he be turned into a gaming icon. Hudson Soft elevated this character into the video game stratosphere for the TurboGrafx in the 90's. The game won numerous awards and even claimed "Game of the Year" nobility. Numerous sequels and spin offs were also a treat to fans throughout the years with games appearing on the SNES, Game Boy, and PS2. However, it has been years since Bonk has made an appearance on any system but Hudson plans on reintroducing the character specifically for the 2000's. [p]“Bonk has had a huge following ever since he was the mascot character for the TurboGrafx system in the 90’s, and the number one request we get from our fans is to bring him back,” said John Greiner, president of Hudson Entertainment. “Bonk going mobile paves the way for us to introduce this crazy caveman to a new generation of fans, and we have plans for more Bonk games on multiple platforms.”[p]Hudson released this statement about the facts of this upcoming mobile game:[p][i]Evil King Drool is up to it again! The year is 10,000 B.C. and as Bonk the Caveman, it’s your job to find and defeat Evil King Drool. Unfortunately, there are no weapons around, so you’ll have to use your head – literally! “Bonk’s Return” is a retelling of the original game “Bonk’s Adventure,” bringing all the gameplay and memorable characters from the classic game onto mobile. Developed by Two Tribes, “Bonk’s Return” brings the headstrong caveman to mobile phones for the first time. [p]“Bonk’s Return” also features:* 13 unique, prehistoric landscapes[p]* 4 challenging mini games, including “Lava Lobbing,” Mad Dash Run, and Spring Flower Challenges![p]* All of Bonk’s crazy moves and power ups, including head bonk, climbing with his teeth, and powering up into rage mode.[p]* Bonk’s favorite enemies are back – Chikkuns, Wicked Florets, and Dodogies![p]* A dramatic, final boss battle against King Drool![/i][p]Stay with www.mygamer.com for more details.
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