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Gonbee no I'm Sorry [Model 834-5707]

Arcade Video game published 39 years ago by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Gonbee no I'm Sorry [Model 834-5707] screenshot

Gonbee no I'm Sorry © 1985 Sega.

The goal is for the greedy protagonist to collect all the gold bars while jumping over or defeating various enemies and obstacles in each maze-like level. Some of these enemies are: Giant Baba (a Japanese wrestler), a moonwalking Michael Jackson, Madonna, Japanese comedian Tamori, Carl Lewis, moving statues (activated when passed by). Obstacles include: Gates, fire hydrants, safes (making it difficult to gain access to the gold), a rolling barrel, conveyor belts, and a swimming pool with platforms ranging in size and strength. When you collect all the gold in a given level, you must cash it into a building (labeled "out" when the level begins and "in" once you retrieve all the gold) to beat the level. The player can only hold ten bars of gold at once. In later levels there are more than 10 bars of gold, so the player must make multiple deposits.

Tamori, Michael Jackson, Carl Lewis, and Madonna can all be killed with one punch. Punching Giant Baba stuns him, more are required to actually kill him. The closer the player is to Giant Baba the faster he can be killed. Madonna has a range attack where she begins to jump and then launches a kiss at you. Carl Lewis jumps, so he can be walked under but he is more difficult to punch. When an enemy is killed it later respawns. The barrels cannot be killed. If the player is caught by Tamori (the guy with the sunglasses), the player's clothes will change into a white diaper while the captor changes into a leather S&M bikini and lashes his whip on the crying protagonist's back.


Game ID : 834-5707

Runs on the Sega "System 1" hardware.

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 2


Released in April 1985 in Japan.

This game is known outside Japan as "I'm Sorry".

This game is mostly Japanese nonsense satire. The title is a play on the word 'sori', which means 'Prime Minister'. The main character is former Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka (1918-1993), infamous for his plutocracy. Enemy characters include Carl Lewis, Michael Jackson, Japanese comedian Tamori and professional wrestler Giant Baba (1938-1999).

This game looks as if there might be a little S & M going on. When the human in sunglasses catches you, his clothes change to a black bikini and he now has a whip or riding crop. Your clothes change into a white diaper.


Game's ROM.