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Bonus Kun - Cosplay and Waku compendium

11:22 PM on 06.20.2006 // Niero Desu

BONUS KUN COSPLAY.jpg It's not often that you see an inanimate object in cosplay. Whether stumpy is aware or not, he is sporting a very authentic Bonus Kun look! I was tempted to draw on the eyebrows for 200% completion, but chickened out at the last minute in fear of being headbutted. test_w17.gif Never seen this angry karate bag before? Hohoho you're going to enjoy this! "If you thought Dan Hibiki was a withering parody of the title characters in The Art of Fighting, just wait until you see how SNK got its revenge with Bonus Kun! (In conversational Japanese, "Kun" is often attached to a name of a friend, which makes him so much funnier) This guy is quite literally a punching bag, sporting Ryu's instantly recognizable red headband and borrowing all of his classic moves. More details from the unofficial Waku Waku Strategy guide after you channel your punches into the green block: A living punching bag, of looks and motives that directly lampoon Ryu from Street Fighter." According to Wikipedia, his origins lie in Galaxy Fight; he was Rouwe's (the game's boss) punching bag, until became alive and was then trained by him. Being a clear parody, Bonus Kun's attacks and moves are direct adaptations of Ryu's, including a version for each of his attacks such as Bonus Kun's Kou Shuu Tan, which parodies the popular Hadouken. WakuWaku7-BonusKun_and_Fernandez.png For a joke character, Kun does surprisingly well against the rest of the Waku Waku 7 cast. His basic attacks leave something to be desired, and he can't duck or use throws (that's understandable, though... he has no arms or knees!), but his powerful assortment of special and super moves more than make up for these shortcomings. Also pictured above is Fernandez, the other hidden bonus character that lampooned SNK bosses. BonusKunPage.jpg BASIC ATTACKS OF NOTE LP: Kun headbutts, crimping himself in the middle. HP: A strong headbutt. Kun mutters "Eee" as it's performed. LK: Kun kicks as best he can (having no legs makes it pretty tough!) HK: A strong kick, punctuated with a "Hiyah". (NOTE: Since he has no knees, Bonus Kun can't duck and obviously has no ducking attacks) PURSUIT DIVING HEAD BUTT (also called the Hara Hara): Up and any attack button Kun dives onto the enemy head first. SPECIALS SAND BALL: QCF, PUNCH Kun spits out a fireball. This isn't terribly exciting, but it does drive enemies back. SAND BALL: QCF, BOTH PUNCHES Kun spits out a larger fireball. This has the approximate properties of Ryu's Vacuum Hadoken and hits three to five times, knocking down foes in the process. TORNADO BAG: QCB, KICK Kun spins around, extending his lower half out like a foot. This can hit up to three times. TORNADO BAG: QCB, BOTH KICKS Kun spins wildly in place, creating a dust cloud beneath him. Roughly the same as Ryu's Vacuum Hurricane Kick, this connects a whopping 25 times, but only ninteen if you tap kick (huh?). BAGGIN' PUNCH: DgnF, PUNCH Kun leaps into the air with his chest outward. Can hit three times and knocks down enemies if they're really close. BAGGIN' PUNCH: DgnF, BOTH PUNCHES Kun does three consecutive leaps, each one higher than the last. Similar to Evil Ryu's Messatsu Shoryuken but faster. This can land seven hits and it knocks down enemies if they're close by. bonus-kun.gif So how does one experience the Bonus Kun? If you have a Saturn, there's a good port you can buy for about $30 used online. If you don't, your best bet is to download Mame or a NeoGeo emulator and crawl the web for a rom on your PC. Even if you own a NeoGeo, you are looking to spend a fortune on this cart. Last time I tried to buy one it was upwards of $300 on Ebay. It's rare... plus it has Bonus Kun, of course it's a collector's item!!! Waku Waku 7 is an amazing game though, I strongly recommend it. It probably has the wackiest cast of characters in any fighting game, but that's a rant I'm saving up for another evening of hardcore video game blogging! Until next time... stay Bonus, be Kun. Sources: Waku Waku 7 Strategy Guide Wikipedia - Waku Waku 7 Cosplay photo came from this weird japanese Waku Waku site

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