The Bonk Compendium - Pithecanthropus Internetus

Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Bonk?
Bonk is a caveman who served as a mascot for the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine game systems in the early 1990s. Please see The History of Bonk section of the Series Guide for more information.
Who is Air Zonk?
Air Zonk is a futuristic cyborg decendant of Bonk. Zonk eventually replaced Bonk as the Turbo systems' mascot. Please see The History of Bonk section of the Series Guide for more information.
Who is P.C. Genjin (or similar names)? Who is B.C. Kid?
In short, they are all Bonk! Please see the Identity Crisis section of the Series Guide for more information.
What was the TurboGrafx-16?
The TurboGrafx-16 was a console co-developed by NEC and Hudson that competed with Nintendo and Sega during the late 8-bit and early 16-bit era and was released in 1989. TurboGrafx-16 games were stored on cards the size of credit cards called TurboChips or HuCards. A full-color portable version of the system, called the TurboExpress, could play the same TurboChip games as the console system. The TurboGrafx-16 was also the first console to have a CD attachment. Later, the TurboChip and CD portions of the console were combined in a new console called the TurboDuo, released by TTI. Due to illegal Nintendo exclusivity contracts and poor marketing strategies in the U.S., the Turbo systems were overshadowed by the SNES and Genesis.
What was the PC Engine?
The PC Engine was the Japanese version of the TurboGrafx-16. Released in 1987, this system had much more success in Japan, outranking the Sega MegaDrive (Japanese Genesis). The PC Engine was released in many forms: PC Engine, CoreGrafx, CoreGrafx II, SuperGrafx, PC Engine Shuttle, PC Engine LT, PC Engine GT, PC Engine Duo, Duo R, and Duo RX. The followup to the PC Engine was the PC-FX, which only lasted on the market for a short time.
What is Picanthropus Internetus?
The subtitle of this site is a spoof of the subtitles to the Japanese versions of the Bonk games, e.g. Pithecanthropus Computerurus. Please see the Subtitles section of the Series Guide for more information.
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