Bonanza Bros.

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Sega Enterprises, Ltd. [Tokyo, Japan]

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Bonanza Bros. © 1990 Sega.


One or two players take on the roles of Robo and Mobo, two cat-burgling brothers who must carefully make their way through a variety of scrolling platform-based levels, stealing a number of valuable items (as highlighted on a cut-away map displayed in the middle of the screen). Once all of the treasure items have been acquired, the brothers must quickly make their way to the roof to escape in a waiting airship. Each stage must be completed within a set time limit.

Bonanza Bros. introduced a 3-D element to the traditional 2D platform gameplay. Both players and enemies can move between the front and back of the platforms, with the enemy guards having a 'field-of-vision'. This made it possible for players to hide from the guards by ducking behind furniture, as well as into alcoves and stairwells.

If players get shot by the guards too many times, or if all of the treasure is not recovered and the escape point reached before the time limit expires, the brothers end up in jail and it's game over.

Each of the game's ten stages is set in a different building the brothers have to burgle. These include a bank, a millionaire's mansion, a casino, a mint, an art gallery and a treasury.
TECHNICAL
Runs on the Sega "System 24" hardware.

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 3
TRIVIA
Bonanza Bros. was released in June 1990.
UPDATES
The US version differs from other territories with the addition of the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen displayed at the start of a game.
PORTS

Consoles:


Sega Master System europe (1990) [Model 7073]
Sega Master System brazil (1991, Tec Toy)
Sega Mega Drive europe (1991) [Model 1124-50]
Sega Mega Drive korea (1991) [Model GM 4045 JT]
Sega Mega Drive brazil (1991, Tec Toy)
Sega Genesis usa (May 16, 1991) [Model 1124]
Sega Mega Drive usa (May 17, 1991) [Model G-4046]
NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROMĀ² japan (July 31, 1992) [Model NAPR-2028]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (January 15, 2004, "Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 6 : Bonanza Brothers [Model SLPM-62433]")
Sony PlayStation 2 usa (November 7, 2006; "Sega Genesis Collection [Model SLUS-21542]") : Genesis version
Sony PSP usa (November 16, 2006; "Sega Genesis Collection") : Genesis version
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (February 2, 2007; "Sega Mega Drive Collection [Model SLES-54333]") : Mega Drive version
Sony PSP europe (February 2, 2007; "Sega Mega Drive Collection") : Mega Drive version
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (February 8, 2007; "Sega Mega Drive Collection") : Mega Drive version
Sony PSP [AU] (February 8, 2007; "Sega Mega Drive Collection") : Mega Drive version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] usa (January 29, 2007): Genesis version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (January 30, 2007): Mega Drive version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] europe (February 2, 2007): Mega Drive version
Sony PlayStation 3 usa (February 10, 2009; "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection [Model BLUS-30259]") : Genesis version
Sony PlayStation 3 korea (February 10, 2009, "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection") : Mega Drive version
Microsoft XBOX 360 usa (February 10, 2009; "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection") : Genesis version
Sony PlayStation 3 europe (February 20, 2009; "SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection [Model BLES-00475]") : Mega Drive version
Sony PlayStation 3 [AU] (February 20, 2009; "SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection [Model BLES-00475]") : Mega Drive version
Microsoft XBOX 360 europe (February 20, 2009; "SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection") : Mega Drive version
Microsoft XBOX 360 [AU] (February 26, 2009; "Sega Mega Druve Ultimate Collection") : Mega Drive version

Computers:


Amstrad CPC europe (1992)
Atari ST europe (1991)
Commodore Amiga europe (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1991)
Sharp X68000 japan (September 10, 1991)
Commodore C64 usa europe (1992)
PC [Microsoft Windows, Steam] usa (September 13, 2010)
SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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