Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure Headbutts PlayStation Network

By Spencer . January 21, 2010 . 11:13am

imageTwo more TurboGrafx-16 games made the transition to PSN. Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure and Kung Fu are available digitally as PlayStation Archives.


Bonk 3 is one of the rarer games in the PC Genjin series. Now you can get the original version where Bonk transforms into a cavewoman for 600 yen ($6.50). The co-op mode works too, but only if you play Bonk 3 on a PlayStation 3.


Alternatively, you can get The Kung Fu aka China Warrior outside of Japan, but do you really want that over Bonk?


Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure

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China Warrior

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  • daizyujin

    The real question isn’t which one we are going to buy but when we will be able to buy them! :)

    • Last year we confirmed with Hudson that TG-16 support wasn’t only for Japan. I’ll see if I can get in touch with them again to see what’s taking so long.

      • JeremyR

        My guess is it’s SCEA that’s the problem. They just don’t take PSN seriously, or digital distribution, for that matter (ironic, since they have a digital distribution only device)

        If you look at the PSP Minis program, only about half are available in NA vs EU. Many of them have already been rated by the ESRB and have been for months. So what’s the hold up? Not testing, since they are out in Europe with no problem. May some sort of business reasons, taxes or something. But more likely SCEA red tape, since companies that have already released minis (and thus should have the business stuff in the US covered already) have their game delayed for months after the EU..

        I mean, look at how they run the store. They can’t even update it at the same time every week, seems to be when they feel like getting around to it. And they wait for Thursday evening for some reason, days behind their competitors. Monday for Nintendo, Tuesday for MS, who actually often seems to put up stuff at midnight Monday

  • Kris

    I want TG16 support for the USPSN!
    Hell, I want PS1 support on the USPSN…

    • Chow

      PSOne Classics support on the North American PSN has actually been pretty good for the past year.

  • Tokyo Guy

    You know I’ve never understood why Bonk 3 was so bad. It pales in comparison to Bonk 2 in every way: music, graphics, gameplay, control, design. I had the TG-16 back in the day and Bonk and Bonk 2 were my favorite games for it (and remain as such even now). I never got Bonk 3 at the time because the console broke and by then it was basically dead. Many years later I got Super Bonk for the SNES, and was horrified at how bad it was. I was convinced that Bonk 3 had to be better, but when I got it (and a PC Engine Duo RX) off eBay I was dismayed to learn it was the same game.

    I’m not sure what happened. When you play Bonk 2, it improves upon the original in every way possible. When you play Bonk 3, it makes you think some team of homebrew gamers put it together.

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