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Bonze Adventure (World, Newer)

Bonze Adventure (c) 1988 Taito.

A platform game where the player controls a monk. His weapons are bubbles of various colours which can be powered up until they become almost as large as the player. The monk battles snakes, giant eyeballs, ghosts and other enemy creatures.


Prom Stickers : B41

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


This game is known in Japan as "Jigoku Meguri".

The main character, Bonze Kackremboh, is a Buddhist monk whose main weapons are Buddhist prayer beads, called 'mala' beads. 'Bonze' is an English word denoting a Buddhist monk or priest. Kackremboh is his given name :). Emma, the lord of the underworld mentioned in the introduction screen, is Emma-O, the Japanese Buddhist god of the Underworld. Traditionally, Emma-O keeps track of a mortal's life and decides the punishment of those sent to the Underworld in accordance with Buddhist law.


Game director : Yasumasa Sasabe

Creaters : Crazy-Yoshikawa, Creamy Tetsu

Creature designed by : Junji Yarita

Game design director : Hidehiro Fujiwara

Game designer : Kenshi Kaito

Character designers : Yoshihiko Wakita, Tetsuo Kitagawa, Minori Ishino, Takako Kojima

Hardware director : Takashi Ohara

Art director : Hiroyasu Nagai

Sound directed by : Hisayoshi Ogura

Assistants : Yasuhisa Watanabe, Y. Ohashi, C. Ichikawa


* Consoles :

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")