Bonka is a very simple platform game (a clone of the arcade gameSpace Panic) utilising the same hole-digging principle as Lode Runner. The game takes place on several floors connected by ladders. Monsters appear on all floors. The player character is able to dig a hole in any floor. A monster falling down the hole becomes trapped for a short time. If the player then hammers at the monster while it is trapped, the monster is killed.