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Bonanza Bros.

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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Windows
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2.7
TurboGrafx CD
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5.0
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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. Genesis Stage 5: Underground Gold Bars
Bonanza Bros. Sharp X68000 Stage 1: Sega Bank
Bonanza Bros. SEGA Master System Stage 5: Department Store
Bonanza Bros. SEGA Master System Stage 4: Mint

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

GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Jan, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Mean Machines Genesis Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Datormagazin Amiga Apr 23, 1992 75 out of 100 75
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 62 out of 100 62
GameSpot Wii Apr 02, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
IGN Wii Feb 21, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Tilt Amiga Apr, 1992 8 out of 20 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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