Bonkies

Crunching Koalas, Gauntlet Games

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
50%
Critics Recommend
Based on 14 critic reviews
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Bonkies

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox Series X/SJan 29, 2021
PlayStation 5Jan 29, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJan 29, 2021
PCSep 10, 2018
Xbox OneJan 29, 2021
PlayStation 4Jan 29, 2021

Developer: Gauntlet Games

Publisher: Crunching Koalas

Genres: Arcade, Puzzle

Bonkies is a jolly party game about cooperation, space construction and the joys of colonising the solar system as a team of monkeys. You and your prime mates will be tasked with raising all sorts of quirky constructions on distant planets, by stacking blocks so they fit a given outline. To do so, you will have to team up with other space faring animals and master the use of your trusty apequipment - a banana-fuelled jetpack and a powerful robo-arm. On top of that, you’ll have to utilise the wackiest kinds of blocks (magnets, rockets and even nuclear fusion are no strangers for a well-trained astronaut like yourself), and work in exotic and not-quite-monkey-friendly places. Who said space construction was going to be easy? Moving heavy blocks is no small feat. Fortunately, up to 4 friends can join forces together to carry this burden (or drop it on each other's heads). Waiting for friends to join you? Don’t worry! You can have fun in the single player campaign! To make the job more interesting, you’ll find some rather unusual blocks at your disposal. If you thought this would all be easy, wait until you have to try and catch a stray rocket block flying around, or handle an explosive nuclear fusion cube. Animals of all shapes and sizes come to help out, thumb-owners or not! Monkeys, dogs, cats (possibly a unicorn too?) - you name it! They’re all eager to suit up and monkey around. Bananas are the space food of the future! Secure your bunch by beating the time scores, and if you gather enough, you’ll unlock some new buddies!

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Your adoration for Bonkies will really depend on what you're looking for. If you're after an easy to pick up party game for all the family, then Bonkies is not the chimp 'em up for you. However, if you're after a demanding co-op experience that requires both solid teamwork and communication to achieve your goals then Bonkies is absolutely top banana.

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Honestly, there isn't much more to the game than this. You're just building simple structures and hoping the physics don't send it tumbling down. However, if you're looking for a lighthearted, easy-going co-op game, this will scratch that itch.

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Bonkies has a place in the party game universe, and it succeeds in making an entertaining night for players that have a good grasp on video games. Unfortunately, for the players looking for a new couch co-op game to play with non-gaming friends, this mayend up being a one and done kind of game.Luckily, there is a single player that is pretty decent for when the friends actually do go home. If you’re into puzzle games with a deliberate frustrating twist, this is your game. If you don’t think you can handle the semi-rare feeling of completing a level, you may want to wait for a price drop, at least.

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Bonkies offers families and friends a hilarious way of playing together through intense cooperation set in the vast unexplored unknown of space. The relaxing background music adds to the overall light-hearted nature of the game, but that's not to say you can take it easy. You'd better be ready to get your act together and use your hand-eye coordination like your life depended on it-because when it comes to space construction, there's definitely no monkeying around.

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Bonkies – Cheer! Cooperate! Construct! Launch Trailer

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Bonkies - Cheer! Cooperate! Construct! Gameplay Trailer

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Bonkies Announcement Trailer

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