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Bonanza Bros.

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Windows
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2.7
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Description

Mobo and Robo Bonanza are enjoying their favorite television show when the picture crackles and a shadowy figure of a mysterious stranger appears on screen. This figure asks them to collect certain items that he has placed inside various buildings to test his security force. If they return the items successfully, Mobo and Robo will be rewarded. The two of them state that they will get the job done in just three minutes. However, little do they know that each building is packed with security guards who will raise the alarm if they are caught red-handed. Fortunately both Mobo and Robo are equipped with bullets that can knock the guards unconscious for a few seconds. An $100 reward will be given out if Mobo and Robo are apprehended.

As either Mobo or Robo, you must collect all the treasures before leaving the ten buildings and shoot any security guards that get in your way. Remember that you are under a time limit. An in-game map will help you locate the treasures. There is a bonus stage after three buildings, where the object is to collect the gold bars in a limited amount of time without one of the three spotlights shining on you. If it is possible, hide behind open doors. If you manage to get all the gold bars, 10,000 points is added to your score. There are three of these bonus stages, but each of them varies.

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Bonanza Bros. Amiga That must be Mr. Big
Bonanza Bros. ZX Spectrum Game options
Bonanza Bros. Amstrad CPC Whisked away to another place
Bonanza Bros. Amstrad CPC Stage 7

Alternate Titles

  • "Bonanza Brothers " -- US Genesis title
  • "ボナンザ ブラザーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Datormagazin Amiga Apr 23, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Genesis Aug, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 3 out of 5 60
GameCola.net Genesis Feb 04, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Wii Feb 21, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 42 out of 100 42
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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