Bonze Adventure

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Bonze Adventure
BonzeAdventure.jpg
The TurboGrafx-16 box art for Bonze Adventure
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Taito
Taito
Action
Arcade and PC-Engine
Virtual Console
Retail Features
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Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
1988
PC-Engine
1990
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Bonze Adventure, known in Japan as Jigoku Meguri (地獄めぐり lit. "Hell Round"?), is a 1988 platform arcade game that was later ported for the TurboGrafx-16 by Taito. The player controls a Buddhist monk, Bonze Kackremboh. His weapons are Buddhist prayer beads, called "mala" beads, 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

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