Air Zonk (Prototype)

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Air Zonk (Prototype)
Build name N/A
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Video Game History Foundation
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date January 1, 2022
Origin EPROM cartridge
Labels N/A
Game Air Zonk
System TurboGrafx-16
Genre Platformer
Final build JP N/A
EU Unreleased
Release date JP Nov 20, 1992
EU Unreleased
US 1992
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A prototype of Air Zonk for the PC-Engine.


  • Japanese prototype.
  • Missing trademark information at start up.
  • Titlescreen lacks the "PUSH RUN BUTTON" as seen in the final.
  • Prototype says "PANKIC", final says "PUNKIC".
  • Font during the character introduction sequences is slightly gray in this build. Text is off center.
  • Different palettes.
  • When you press start at the title screen, the game goes to the friend selection screen. In the final, it goes to a "Configuration" screen instead.
  • Stage 1 is "POCKN STADIUM" in this build while the final is "AQUA BASE".
  • Music keeps playing even if paused.
  • Stages can be skipped by pressing SELECT while paused.
  • Level layout differences.



File Type Date Size Comment SHA-1
Air Zonk (Prototype).pce ROM file 2021-05-07 02:34:28 512 KB ROM file. eb2a75daab0c22a397d448c2daa8a52aac3fb612


Special thanks to Frank Cifaldi at the Video Game History Foundation and the anonymous donor for this part of the lot! A huge thanks to ehw for researching this prototype!

See also