GAME OF THE
(Hudson Soft/Red, 1992)
"If I could be serious for a moment." I would like to present to you, my fans, the next Game of the Month in VGG........... Air Zonk!! It's the usual storyline in Air Zinc: Bonk the caveman sends a Bonk-like cyborg named Zonk to the future to stop the evil King Drool of the future. Forget how Bonk would know how create a robot in the prehistoric times and how Bonk knew about the evil King Drool of the future?? This is Zonk's game now, so who cares! Zonk's mission is to destroy the new Drool empire is gonna be a tough one (well, kinda) because Zonk as to pass 5 of the weirdest levels ever to reach Drool himself and he throw everything at you too but fortunately cyber Bonk has 10friends to help him out.
Here's the huge and really weird first boss of Air Monk. Milk works well here.
Air Zuck is loaded with 8different weapons like the Sunglassics of Doom, Playing cards of Death, Electre teeth thingy and many more advanced weapons like that can even be charged up by holding down the button like in R Type for a more powerful attack, plus if you charge Zank all the way he'll release a powerful smart bomb to clear the screen of your eggheaded enemies. You get to pick a friend before you start a level (depending on your options at least) and they will only show up if you manage to get a Super happy smiley face (with sunglassics). Your friends ain't too much help since they only fire basic missiles and just follow you around but if you get a second Super happy smiley face (with sunglassics) Zonky and your friend will morph into whole new character like if Moo Moo is your parther you'll turn into a milk jar firing cowman........ of Doom!
The graphics may be a little
cartoony but they really push the turbo to its limits thanks to all the colours
and the huge characters. There is always loads of enemies on screen and the
bosses and mini-bosses will not be afraid to throw everything at you like garbage,
flowers, and lazers.
The music isn't too annoying either especially if you turn it down and listen to the radio instead. Some of the tunes are actually kinda catchy like the futuristic stage 2 music and most of the music in stage 5 but the sound track in the sport stadium on level 3 just sucked big time.
Heh! It's Bonk's Adventure! Wait....... something's different??
Being an TurboGrafx-16
game and being released 1992 (the turbo was fading fast that year) is like the
double whammy for Airplane Zonk so it's not one of history's more popular video
games. Although both the Sweet and Spicy modes are fairly easy, the Bitter mode
is virtually impossible making the gameplay a little uneven. Another problem
with AntiChrist Zonik is the game's short length. "Why are there only 5levels??"
Still I recommend you get Aol Zonk because it is not only a very rare video
game but there's nothing else like this shooter for any system. Air Zonk also
holds a special place here because I have the world record of 30, 332, 42points
found in EGM#45 and Twin Galaxies which has yet to be broken. It's definitely
worth picking up this wacky game if you do manage to find it.
Below is a huge list of all the other Air Zonk games released throughout time.
AIR ZONK rating:
Here's some of my Artwork of Sky Zoink!
SUPER AIR ZONK (Hudson Soft, 1993, Turbo
The Extremely Rare sequel that I don't even own yet! Darn! Yup! That's the only one.
GAMES OF THE MONTH
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