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Bonanza Bros.

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Atari ST
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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.

Screenshots

Bonanza Bros. Atari ST Time to flee the scene of the crime
Bonanza Bros. Amstrad CPC Climbing stairs
Bonanza Bros. Genesis Stage 5: Underground Gold Bars
Bonanza Bros. Amstrad CPC Whisked away to another place

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

Ação Games SEGA Master System Feb, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Sep, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Raze Genesis Aug, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Pelit Amiga Feb, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Nintendo Life Wii Jan 30, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

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