PC Genjin [Model HC89024]

A 29-year-old NEC PC-Engine Game by Hudson Soft.

PC Genjin [Model HC89024] screenshot

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Information for the following ROM(s): pcgenj pcgenja


PC原人 © 1989 Hudson Soft.

(PC Genjin)

PC Genjin is a wacky multi-directional platform game by Red and published by Hudson Soft. Drool, the evil king lizard, has seized power and is aggressively wielding it. The game tells the story of a young and cute primitive caveman, who is on a long journey to dethrone the demonic lizard king. His only weapon is his big bald head that can be used to either hit his opponents with a simple head-kick, or by jumping up in the air and then diving down, head first, to smash them. This last technique is the most powerful and enemies usually do not survive it long. It is also the preferred attack against the different bosses waiting for our fellow friend at the end of each area (they always turn into nice fellows after being defeated though). Our caveman can also use his blunt teeth, not to bite enemies, but rather to climb trees and walls. The game features several prehistoric stages from grasslands, jungle, underwater lakes and even a journey inside a giant dinosaur, without forgetting tons of hidden levels and bonus stages. The player can jump over strange plants to find hidden bonuses, collect yellow smiley coins for points (which are credited at the end of each stage) and fruits or hearts to gain some health back. Pieces of raw meat can also be collected and have a strong effect on our bald primitive man, and turn him into an angry wrath. If he eats too much meat, he then becomes invincible for a short amount of time and destroys everything on his path.


Game ID: HC89024


PC Genjin for the PC-Engine was released on December 15, 1989 in Japan for 5800 Yen.

PC stands for Pithecanthropus Computerurus.

Export release: "Bonk's Adventure [Model TGX030028]"
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Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [JP] (dec.2, 2006) [Model PABJ]
Nintendo Wii U [Virtual Console] [JP] (dec.25, 2013) [Model PNBJ]

It was then released on the PlayStation Store as a PC-Engine Classic on nov.18, 2009. PSN release ID: NPJJ-30012

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