Super Bonk is like a fever dream

I swear I'd lose my head if it wasn't screwed on.
Wow, I've never played a Bonk game before. So I decided to try Super Bonk.

This game is like a fever dream.

There's this candy. If I eat one candy, I grow very large. If I eat the other candy, I grow very small. If I press the Y button while small, tiny Bonk will yell "RAGE!" at enemies (the letters of "RAGE!" can also be stood on, as if i was a floating platform). If I do it while big.... Bonk's mother f-ing head detaches from his body and rolls around.

It also seems to be impossible to die in this game. I was on a bridge level and I missed a jump. I expected to die, but instead it loaded a new level under the bridge where there was water. In the water there were fish swimming around and one of them ate me. Instead of killing me, again, it loads a new level, inside of the fish.

No, seriously, what the hell is this?
Falling off the bridge was completely optional and so was getting eaten.Then I get out of the fish (I exit via his poop-chute) and a giant brick wall with eyes smashes me, which for some unexplained reason, turns me in to a crab!

Get the right combination of power-ups and you transform in to a bizarre monstrosity best described as a psychotic Bonk wearing a Godzilla costume.

Not a single lick of it makes any sense whatsoever. I don't think I've ever played any game that is quite as completely random and nonsensical as Super Bonk. Sadly, the way I hear it, none of the other Bonk games are like this at all - most of them are generic, boring, simplistic platformers. But not Super Bonk! Super Bonk is out of it's mind, and as a result, is totally freakin' awesome.


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Posted by BlazeHedgehog
I swear I'd lose my head if it wasn't screwed on.
Wow, I've never played a Bonk game before. So I decided to try Super Bonk.

This game is like a fever dream.

There's this candy. If I eat one candy, I grow very large. If I eat the other candy, I grow very small. If I press the Y button while small, tiny Bonk will yell "RAGE!" at enemies (the letters of "RAGE!" can also be stood on, as if i was a floating platform). If I do it while big.... Bonk's mother f-ing head detaches from his body and rolls around.

It also seems to be impossible to die in this game. I was on a bridge level and I missed a jump. I expected to die, but instead it loaded a new level under the bridge where there was water. In the water there were fish swimming around and one of them ate me. Instead of killing me, again, it loads a new level, inside of the fish.

No, seriously, what the hell is this?
Falling off the bridge was completely optional and so was getting eaten.Then I get out of the fish (I exit via his poop-chute) and a giant brick wall with eyes smashes me, which for some unexplained reason, turns me in to a crab!

Get the right combination of power-ups and you transform in to a bizarre monstrosity best described as a psychotic Bonk wearing a Godzilla costume.

Not a single lick of it makes any sense whatsoever. I don't think I've ever played any game that is quite as completely random and nonsensical as Super Bonk. Sadly, the way I hear it, none of the other Bonk games are like this at all - most of them are generic, boring, simplistic platformers. But not Super Bonk! Super Bonk is out of it's mind, and as a result, is totally freakin' awesome.


Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I'm pretty damned sure most game designers must have been on acid throughout the late eighties and early nineties.  Take Super Mario Bros., for example.  A plumber who shoots fireballs after eating magic mushrooms?  I eat mushrooms, and all that happens to me is a nice, warm sensation in my Santa-like belly.  Well, that, and bugs with Stephen Colbert's head start climbing out of my toilet.

Oooh!  Look!  A zebra striped elephant!

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Posted by BlazeHedgehog

So for some reason I found myself in a set of levels where everything was super huge. At the end, I entered a giant glass of wine and got sucked down the drinking straw which promptly deposited me in to a dinosaur's mouth.

I enter the dinosaur's body, and eventually I end up swimming around his bloodstream, which takes me to a level called BLUE BALLS. Which turns out to be the boss.

It's a giant blue smiley face with a pringles moustache.

Posted by Ashuku

that is so pringles.

Posted by Diamond

Fun fact (from wikipedia): Prior to 2002, psilocybin mushrooms were widely available in Japan and were often sold in mail-order shops, online vendors and in head shops throughout Japan; according to Hideo Eno of Japan's Health Ministry narcotics division, prior to 2002, "You can find them [psilocybin mushrooms] anywhere."  Use, production, trafficking, growing or possession of psilocybin mushrooms is now illegal in Japan.

When did the Japanese game industry start dropping off again?  I know we don't see nearly as much crazy shit out of them as we used to.  It's a damn shame.

But yea, Super Bonk is great, that and Bonk's Revenge are my fav Bonk games, but I think Super Bonk is the best one.

Edited by Tru3_Blu3
@Diamond said:
" Fun fact (from wikipedia): Prior to 2002, psilocybin mushrooms were widely available in Japan and were often sold in mail-order shops, online vendors and in head shops throughout Japan; according to Hideo Eno of Japan's Health Ministry narcotics division, prior to 2002, "You can find them [psilocybin mushrooms] anywhere."  Use, production, trafficking, growing or possession of psilocybin mushrooms is now illegal in Japan.When did the Japanese game industry start dropping off again?  I know we don't see nearly as much crazy shit out of them as we used to.  It's a damn shame.But yea, Super Bonk is great, that and Bonk's Revenge are my fav Bonk games, but I think Super Bonk is the best one. "
Then no wonder we have games focusing on cliche heroes wearing super suits, carrying futuristic weapons, and them being used on a powerful alien force ready to unleash their brink of destruction upon humanity.

We need moar weeeeeeeeeed (or mushrooms. Or drugs. Or other shit.)
Posted by twillfast
@Tru3_Blu3 said:

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@Diamond said:
" Fun fact (from wikipedia): Prior to 2002, psilocybin mushrooms were widely available in Japan and were often sold in mail-order shops, online vendors and in head shops throughout Japan; according to Hideo Eno of Japan's Health Ministry narcotics division, prior to 2002, "You can find them [psilocybin mushrooms] anywhere."  Use, production, trafficking, growing or possession of psilocybin mushrooms is now illegal in Japan.When did the Japanese game industry start dropping off again?  I know we don't see nearly as much crazy shit out of them as we used to.  It's a damn shame.But yea, Super Bonk is great, that and Bonk's Revenge are my fav Bonk games, but I think Super Bonk is the best one. "
Then no wonder we have games focusing on cliche heroes wearing super suits, carrying futuristic weapons, and them being used on a powerful alien force ready to unleash their brink of destruction upon humanity.We need moar weeeeeeeeeed (or mushrooms. Or drugs. Or other shit.) "
Basically, whenever any kind of pre-written media is made, they should pump the writers full of drugs and just go with whatever they come up with.
"...and as an end-game cinematic we need a dolphin with a birthday cake on its fin, that eats the world and blows out a 'Good job!' from its nose, which then turns into an australian sled-shop that sells money and buys sleds. It's a wrap, let's make a game!"