Quantcast
E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction


6:00 PM on 06.18.2010
E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction photo



It's been an interesting year for retro games making a return, especially those that were b-level at best. For example, Rocket Knight made an acceptable return in a downloadable platformer, and Nintendo has brought back Kid Icarus from the dead for the 3DS. Hudson, not one to be left out of the fun, has Bonk: Brink of Extinction making a return as a downloadable title coming this year. With some hands-on, I can see if this game holds up to expectations

E3 had a quick demo of the title, showing off some of the new abilities that Bonk brings to the fold. Yep, he still has his head-butt attack, and there are plenty of dino baddies to get in the way. He'll still be collecting fruit and eating hunks of meat to gain a temporary invincibility as a hairier caveman, and all in all, the game is a standard platformer. Yeah, flipping through the air to float down is still a Bonk tradition, but there really wasn't anything that made it seem particularly exceptional.

However, there is some new gameplay elements. For example, Bonk now has powers that cause his head to change. For example, Bonk could grow icy spikes on his head, and with this ice power could freeze enemies into blocks of ice and use them for simple platforming puzzles. Again, it's not anything groundbreaking, but it'll get the job done.

Coming away from Bonk: Brink of Extinction, however, is a feeling of complete apathy. The game doesn't look particularly nice, and the platforming action is typical to say the least. Is it a bad game? I honestly don't know, but it's so completely generic, I suspect Bonk might never get over his “me too” status. Hopefully when it comes out later this year, I can be proven wrong.

E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction photo
E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction photo
E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction photo
E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction photo
E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction photo





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Platform games

10:30 AM on 10.22.2014
Joylancer still looks pretty great entering Early Access

Joylancer has a new trailer to celebrate its impending Early Access release, and it's still looking good. Some new things that have arrived in Joylancer include DX Mode, more abilities, more stages, boss fights, an...more



8:00 PM on 10.16.2014
Hah, remember Gex? It's back on GOG.com

Couple of things about Gex. First and foremost, the PC version of the original is now available on GOG.com. It's priced at $5.99 and should be quite the nostalgia trip for some of you. That's the main reason I'm writing this ...more



4:00 PM on 10.15.2014
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift

Deadcore is a futuristic first-person shooter/platforming hybrid that got its start in a 7DFPS game jam in 2012 by five friends who met while studying videogame design in Angoulême, France. Extended work on the prototy...more



View all Platform games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more