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The Blues Brothers

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
3.5
Amiga
75
...
NES
...
3.2
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Description

The Blues Brothers are on the run from the law. Take control of either bulky Jake or nippy Elwood in this five-level platform game. You must cross a prison, a river and the big city to reach freedom. You also must find your missing records and collect these. Everything and everyone is against you, but you can pick up and throw warehouse crates to defeat your opponents.

Screenshots

The Blues Brothers DOS Title Screen (EGA)
The Blues Brothers Amstrad CPC Got stuck at this point
The Blues Brothers DOS Begin Level 1 (EGA)
The Blues Brothers DOS The map... (VGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "האחים בלוז" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "HaAhim Bluz" -- Hebrew title

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User Reviews

Somehow mismatched. DOS Tomer Gabel (4364)

The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1991 86 out of 100 86
N-Force Game Boy Aug, 1992 81 out of 100 81
N-Force NES Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 7 out of 10 70
Power Play DOS Jan, 1992 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Feb, 1993 53 out of 100 53
Nintendo Magazine System UK NES Oct, 1992 40 out of 100 40

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Trivia

Covermount release

In 1995 this game appeared on the coverdisk of a UK Amiga magazine. The catch was - the game was password-protected, and you had to phone a special hotline and pay £7.99 (more than it cost through a mail-order company at around the same time) to gain access to it. £4 went to the UK charity Comic Relief.

Music

Some of the music from the Saturday Night Live skits and the Blues Brothers movie was transcribed and is used in the game.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith
Contributed to by John Scott (438), Donny K. (420), totalgridlock (83) and Martin Smith (63058)