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Bonanza Bros.

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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3.3
SEGA Master System
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2.0
Amstrad CPC
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2.9

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 2 2.8
Amstrad CPC 2 2.9
Arcade 3 3.3
Atari ST 2 4.1
Commodore 64 2 2.9
Genesis 12 3.0
Sharp X68000 Awaiting 1 votes...
SEGA Master System 3 2.0
TurboGrafx CD 1 5.0
Wii 1 5.0
Windows 2 2.7
ZX Spectrum 3 2.5
Combined MobyScore 33 3.1


The Press Says

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100
SEGA Master SystemAção Games
Apesar de não ser 3D, os gráficos de Bonanza Brothers trazem efeitos tridimensionais. É um jogo engraçado com 10 fases de confusão.
90
AmigaAmiga Action
The coin-up version of Bonanza Bros was good for a laugh. And I'm pleased to announce that US Gold have faithfully recaptured the humourous antics of Mobo and Robo. While the graphics don't quite live up to expectations, the little touches of humour and the jolly ditties have been captured perfectly. Most importantly, Bonanza Brothers plays particularly well and it definitely comes into its own in the simultaneous two player team mode. Although the pace is somewhat subdued , fans of its arcade counterpart will almost certainly love it.
86
ZX SpectrumSinclair User
A potentially excellent licence somewhat spoiled by difficult control. Mobo and Robo are great fun in two player mode which also has the advantage of doubling the duration of play for a single player. Good coin-op conversion
83
TurboGrafx CDGameFan Magazine
Bonanza Brothers on Super CD comes much closer to the arcade version than the Genesis one did, with all the levels and bonus rounds. This games has really colorful graphics and funny sound effects, and it's two player simultaneous. You'll have fun all the way through it. Great game.
82
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The game itself can be a right old laugh: the buildings often get maze-like and the bad guys can be a real handful. The intro sequences are smart and the graphics throughout are attractive, even if they are weird! Neat tunes and extremely funny sampled speech add to the proceedings and you'll have many a chuckle over this. It all boils down to whether or not you enjoyed the arcade game, and if you did then this is the game for you!
82
GenesisMean Machines
Bonanza Bros' unusual, beautifully coloured graphics, great sound effects and superb playability have been fully captured in this stunning conversion! It's incredible fun to play, with utterly frantic action (especially when you're trying to do something like dodge around three policemen who are converging on you from all angles) and many hilarious touches. Watch what happens when a fly lands on your head, you step on a can or rake, fall off a wall or get splattered behind a door! My only gripe (I've already said this about another Megadrive title this month!) is that there are too many continues, and they let you finish the game very quickly (especially if you're also playing it on "easy" level). Play sensibly on the "normal" level with one credit at a time and you've got a thoroughly enjoyable and very unusual Megadrive conversion which fans of the coin-op will adore.
81
AmigaAmiga Power
Stylish, but lacking in longevity. Like Storms' recent Rodland, Bonanza Bros is more of a snack than a full-blown nine-course meal (but it's tasty, tasty, very very tasty, all the same).
80
GenesisSega-16.com
Bonanza Bros. is a very original and addictive game, which is great with a friend. The challenge is immaculate, being tricky but not mind bustlingly difficult. Also the comedic plot crisis is something that most people should see anyway.
75
AmigaDatormagazin
Den klart roligaste finessen med Bonanza Brothers är att du och en kompis kan spela samtidigt, med varsin spelplan. Bägge figurerna finns med på bägge planerna, men man kan gå åt varsitt håll för att snabbare komma åt det stöldbegärliga materialet. Musiken i spelet är lite för mycket typisk dataspelsmusik för att vara njutbar. Bonanza Brothers är ett ganska enkelt spel som faktiskt dessutom är riktigt roligt. Det blir inte, som så många andra spel, oöverstigligt svårt på en gång.
72
Atari STST Format
Mobo and Robo are so crap they deserve to become complete heroes. All your adversaries look the same - a big ball with legs and arms with a smaller ball perched on top. It's so bad, it's almost great. Almost, but not quite. Bonanza Bros is frustrating, ridiculous and fun. It's a tad too frustrating, so try and persuade somebody else to play with you and you can have a person to shout at, rather than just the screen.
70
AmigaAmiga Format
Ten buildings of increased complexity and tougher baddies aren't enough to keep you interested. The animation is blocky, with only a few imaginative touches and there's not enough two-player interaction to add depth to the game. If only there had been a bit more entertaining animation and a few more levels, then the Bonanza Brothers could have been a cracker, but as it is - there's not enough here.
70
GenesisAll Game Guide
The saddest thing about this game is that it has to be one of the hardest Genesis games to find! Only years after I had packed my Genesis away did I come across Bonanza Brothers in a bargain bin. Fortunately, the hunt is well worthwhile as the game is a riot to play and requires some smart thinking and quick timing to finish with your yellow-headed robot in-tact.
67
GenesisPower Play
Witzig sind sie ja, die "Bonanza Brothers": Zahlreiche Comic-Sidekicks beleben, hübsch animiert, die Level. Das dürftige Spielprinzip wird dadurch leider nicht wesentlich aufgewertet. Ein eingespieltes Diebesteam vernascht das Räubermodul in der Mittagspause; ein einzelner Dieb hat's nur unerheblich schwerer. Ruck-Zuck ist für jeden der nicht sehr umfangreichen Level eine Taktik erspielt und die Bonanza Brothers werden langweilig. Bleibt als Pluspunkt der Gehässigkeitsfaktor: Beim Spiel zu zweit dem Kumpel das Diebesgut vor der Nase wegzuschnappen, sorgt für selbstgemachten Anreiz. Wer witzige Pixelhelden mag, kann ja mal probespielen. Für ernsthafte Geschicklichkeitsfanatiker ist die Herausforderung zu gering.
66
GenesisVideo Games
Die Bonanza-Brüder gehören zu den coolsten Sprites, die je bei einem Meqa-Drive-Spiel über die Mattscheibe gezuckelt sind. Die wenig detailreiche, aber witzige Grafik paßt gut zum Slapstick-Charakter des Spiels. Auch Idee und Ablauf haben Pfiff. Im Zwei-Spieler-Modus gehört Bonanza Bros. zu den witzigsten Titeln der letzten Zeit; alleine fehlen etwas die Überraschungsmomente, für die ein arglistiger Mitspieler sorgen kann. Trotz zehn Levels hält sich der Umfang in Grenzen, da die Gebäude nicht groß sind: Wer die Continues ausnutzt, ist schnell durch. Dem Schönheitsfehler zum Trotz ein vergnügliches Spielchen.
65
GenesisComputer and Video Games (CVG)
There's no denying the graphical appeal of Bonanza Bros. The sprites are true to the arcade, with some nice, varied backdrops and excellent sprites. The sound is quite nice too with some cutesy soundtracks and good effects. To begin with the gameplay is quite entertaining - splatting meanies and collecting the swag does keep you occupied for a couple of hours, but if you've got the difficulty level on the lowest setting and the lives counter on the highest, then you'll complete the game in just a couple of shots. There are actually less levels in this version than there are in the arcades and all of the bonus levels are missing too. Superficially, Bonanza Bros is a great game, but it lacks the lastability factor that would make shelling out £35.00 truly justified.
65
AmigaPelit
Kahdelle pelaajalle tarkoitettu toimintaseikkailu on kieltämättä harvinaisuus, ja sikäli puolustaa paikkaansa, mutta sisällön olisi pitänyt olla monta kertaluokkaa monipuolisempi ja vetävämpi, jotta pakkaus ei jäisi hyllyyn homehtumaan parin pelikerran jälkeen.
62
SEGA Master SystemVideo Games
Die hübsche, gut animierte Grafik ist zusammen mit den passenden Soundeffekten und der abwechslungsreichen Musik Garant für einen guten Gesamteindruck. An der Spielbarkeit gibt es auch wenig zu nörgeln. Insgesamt sprudelt dieses Modul nicht gerade vor Originalität, aber einige Gags und witzige Details hat es zu bieten. Der Effekt des in die Tiefe ausgedehnten Spielfeldes ist vorteilhaft in die Spielidee integriert. Leider wurde auf den Zwei-Spieler-Modus verzichtet. Auch die zehn Levels hat man schnell durch.

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61
WiiGameSpot
You probably shouldn't bother with Bonanza Bros. if mainly you'll only be able to play it alone. If, however, you have a readily available play partner, you may want to take the chance and spend 800 Wii points ($8) to bring this goofy rendition of cops and robbers home.
60
WiiEurogamer.de
Diese witzige Räuberpistole sollte man trotz der arg altbackenen Grafik eine faire Chance geben. Auf den Raubzügen durch Millionärsvillen, Museen und Casinos schlagt Ihr dem Security-Personal wahlweise auch kooperativ mittels einfacher Stealth-Elemente ein Schnippchen, um Eurem Auftraggeber am Levelausgang die tunlichst lukrative Ausbeute zu überreichen. Ihr versteckt Euch also hinter Säulen, wartet auf eine Unachtsamkeit der Wachmänner und verpasst ihnen dann eines mit dem Tranquilizer. Das Gesetz lässt sich aber nicht dauerhaft aus dem Weg räumen - was wiederum für eine ordentliche Portion Spannung sorgt, während Ihr Eure Rucksäcke mit Kostbarkeiten füllt.
60
WiiThe Virtual Console Archive
As it stands Bonanza Bros is a decent little game that worked very well in the arcade but isn't really worth downloading on the VC. If you're a fan of the game (and I know there's a lot of you out there!) then you will obviously know what to expect, but to anyone who hasn't played this in the past, there are far more worthy games available at the moment.
55
GenesisGameCola.net
And yet, this is one of those games that I come back to at least once a year. The gameplay is still fresh (dare I call it Metal Gear Solid Lite?) and despite the archaic graphics, Bonanza Brothers remains a fun and unique play. Don’t let the impersonal, middle-of-the-road score fool you—this is a definite for stealth fans that’ve missed it over the years.
55
WiiIGN
Bonanza Bros pretty clearly demonstrates its arcade roots. It plays and feels like a time-limited experience as the appeal can be quite short-lived. It is a little more fun with a friend, but the limited number of levels and relatively simplistic gameplay make this game difficult to recommend unless you’re a diehard fan. Your 800 Wii Points are better spent elsewhere.
42
AmigaAmiga Joker
Die knuddelige Comicgrafik ist sicher nett, der Düdelsound läßt sich abschalten, und die Masse an Features & Optionen ist beeindruckend (Zeitlimit, Bonuslevel, die Zahl der Leben ist einstellbar, tausenderlei Screenanzeigen), aber unterhaltsam sind die Brüder deswegen noch lange nicht. Merke: Was schon im Original kein Feuerwerk war, kann als Remake halt höchstens ein Knallfrosch werden.
40
WiiNintendo Life
While there will inevitably be gamers that will enjoy this type of gaming experience, it just doesn't come across as the type of offering that will appeal to the majority of gamers. The overall gameplay experience is a bit too dumbed-down to offer any type of long-term playability and the lackadaisical audio-visual presentation just further adds to the overall bland feeling the game gives off. In the end, there are much better games available on the Virtual Console service than this very dated 80's arcade romp.
40
AmigaTilt
Si ce jeu d'action peut être éventuellement amusant à deux, en solitaire c'est en revanche un bide complet, du fait de la ridicule étroitesse de l'écran de jeu.
40
GenesisDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Okay, every cloud has a silver lining. I must say I liked some of the "special effects" in the game. An attack dog that appears after several cleared buildings growls, barks, and yips when hit. It LOOKS more like one of those balloon doggies a bad magician would make to warm up his act, but at least it sounds good. There are a few other bells and whistles but the time spent to program them in would have been better spent working on the bland graphics.