Gaming Anniversaries May 17’th – Bonanza Bros

Released on May 17’th 1991- Bonanza Bros

Released on the Sega Mega Drive on this day in 1991 for the Japanese market – Bonanza Bros.

Bonanza Bros on the Mega Drive is a faithful port of the original Arcade release from the year before. The game has you play as either Mobo or Robo depending on if you’re player 1 or 2. The characters are modeled after the Blues Brothers, Dan Akroyd and John Belushi.

The gameplay is fairly simple, yet challenging. Try to make your way through a building, burgling and stealing items while avoiding the security guards. The locations included in the game are A multi-floor mansion a coin Mint and a bank among others.

Playing with a friend adds another level of challenge and strategy as skilled players can use each other to help avoid obstacles and guards. Or they can choose to hinder each other’s progress in a spy vs spy type power play.

Bonanza Bros was included in many different Sega compilations. Most recently it was released with the Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

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