PC Genjin 2 [Model HC91043]

The NEC PC-Engine Game by Hudson Soft.

PC Genjin 2 [Model HC91043] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine Game

PC原人2 © 1991 Hudson Soft.

(PC Genjin 2)

PC Genjin 2 is a side scrolling platform game developed by Red Company and published by Hudson Soft. The big-headed caveman is back in this sequel released two years after the wacky first episode PC Genjin, and fans of the original game will be delighted to see all their favorite characters and prehistoric places once again. King Tamagodon III has stolen half of the moon in his quest of evil, and our caveman must now travel through Monster Kingdom to save the day. Each stage is packed with a never ending supply of dinosaurs, eggshell-headed creatures and other carnivorous fish. However, plants do have a much bigger part to play in this episode, and they can help our hero in need (to reach secret bonus stages or to fly in some occasions). The caveman's large head is, once again, his ultimate defense system and weapon of choice. It is obviously used to slam into enemies, but also to collect special items out of sleeping flowers, or to bounce off nearby walls. The power-up system has also been greatly improved upon the first opus. Although he is still able to turn into a more powerful than ever angry form (called PC Funjin), our primitive man can now also turn into a cute version of himself (called PC Bijin) and blow disturbing kiss-attacks at his enemies. A plethora of items are available throughout the game - fruits and red hearts replenish health, mini cavemen grant extra lives, blue heart containers increase maximum life and so forth. Smiley faces are scattered around each level and bonus stages - after a level is over, a bonus stage elevator takes the player to a special monster train, and the more smileys he has collected, the more generously he is rewarded.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Game ID: HC91043

TRIVIA

PC Genjin 2 was released on July 19, 1991 in Japan for 6500 Yen.

Export release: "Bonk's Revenge [Model TGX040058]"

PC stands for Pithecanthropus Computerurus.

This game is the 41th title published by Hudson Soft.

Reviews:
france September 1991 - Consoles + N.1: 91/100
france October 1991 - Joypad N.1: 97/100

STAFF

Game Design: Abe Keisuke, Boo Ueda
Original Character Design: Aoki Kobuta
Dot Art (Sprite): Tanaka Takaharu
Dot Art (BG): Jinno Shinobu
Dot Art (Nokodai): Honma Miyuki
Program: Ken. H, Itami Yoshihiro, Takashi O.
Sound Compose: H. Takayama
Special Thanks: Ueyama Mikio, Ozaki Tadashi, Adashi Hiroshi, Yuzawa Kazuki, Ake ake!

PORTS

Consoles:


Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (apr.10, 2007) [Model PBHJ]
Nintendo Wii U [Virtual Console] japan (mar.12, 2014) [Model PNGJ]

It was then released on the PlayStation Store as a PC-Engine Classic on nov.18, 2009. PSN release ID: NPJJ-30014

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com

Page last modified on January 14, 2016