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16th Jan '13 8:58:39 PM Prfnoff
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''Bonanza Bros.'' is a platform game by {{Sega}}, released in 1990. In an interesting twist, instead of trying to stop criminals, the player characters ''are'' criminals.

The premise of the game is simple. Each stage begins with the robbers, named Robo and Mobo, looking at a projector screen. Once getting an overview of their target, they break in and rob the place blind. However, each building is armed with security officers ready to arrest them. If they are caught, or take too long, the brothers are sent up the river.

The game premiered as an arcade game, but was later ported to other consoles. The MegaDrive version has been bundled in many compilations, as well as downloadable on the Virtual Console. Two spin-offs of the game were created, both labeled "Puzzle & Action". As their name suggests, they both were puzzle games.

The brothers made a surprise appearance in ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', driving a black getaway car. The duo appear as statues in the game's sequel, ''Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed''.

!! Tropes found in this game include
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The riot shield guards can only be shot in the back.
* BashBrothers: Although they tend to assist in stealth more than fighting, in Co-Op, expect the Bros. to be doing double damage.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Outside Japan, the Bros. are not criminals. The police chief of Badville, a city plagued with high crime, hires the brothers to help him. Their job is to test his security forces, as well as recover evidence.
** As of ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', this has been retconned, so now they are internationally considered [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]].
* TheCasino: The third level.
* ContinuityNod: The duo's bio in ''All-Stars Racing'' says they like solving puzzles, referring to the Puzzle & Action games.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite the artwork above, in-game Robo and Mobo are clearly robots.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: An easy way to stop a guard or for a guard to stop you.
* DubInducedPlothole: In the U.S. version, the boys are still sent to prison, even though they're helping the police.
* EvilLaugh: When they get some treasure.
* GiantMook: The large, purple-clad guards.
* IdleAnimation: Both brothers have a few: Impatiently staring at the screen, sprucing themselves with a mirror, or swatting flies.
* MeaningfulName: The city of Badville, where this game takes place. The Ultimate Genesis Collection description of the game even [[LampshadeHanging points out]] the unfortunate name.
* OneHitPointWonder: Robo and Mobo can only take a single hit.
* {{Villain Protagonist}}s: According to the SegaSuperstars bio.
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[[caption-width:200:Eh ha ha!]]
''Bonanza Bros.'' is a platform game by {{Sega}}, released in 1990. In an interesting twist, instead of trying to stop criminals, the player characters ''are'' criminals.

The premise of the game is simple. Each stage begins with the robbers, named Robo and Mobo, looking at a projector screen. Once getting an overview of their target, they break in and rob the place blind. However, each building is armed with security officers ready to arrest them. If they are caught, or take too long, the brothers are sent up the river.

The game premiered as an arcade game, but was later ported to other consoles. The MegaDrive version has been bundled in many compilations, as well as downloadable on the Virtual Console. Two spin-offs of the game were created, both labeled "Puzzle & Action". As their name suggests, they both were puzzle games.

The brothers made a surprise appearance in ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', driving a black getaway car. The duo appear as statues in the game's sequel, ''Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed''.

!! Tropes found in this game include
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The riot shield guards can only be shot in the back.
* BashBrothers: Although they tend to assist in stealth more than fighting, in Co-Op, expect the Bros. to be doing double damage.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Outside Japan, the Bros. are not criminals. The police chief of Badville, a city plagued with high crime, hires the brothers to help him. Their job is to test his security forces, as well as recover evidence.
** As of ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', this has been retconned, so now they are internationally considered [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]].
* TheCasino: The third level.
* ContinuityNod: The duo's bio in ''All-Stars Racing'' says they like solving puzzles, referring to the Puzzle & Action games.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite the artwork above, in-game Robo and Mobo are clearly robots.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: An easy way to stop a guard or for a guard to stop you.
* DubInducedPlothole: In the U.S. version, the boys are still sent to prison, even though they're helping the police.
* EvilLaugh: When they get some treasure.
* GiantMook: The large, purple-clad guards.
* IdleAnimation: Both brothers have a few: Impatiently staring at the screen, sprucing themselves with a mirror, or swatting flies.
* MeaningfulName: The city of Badville, where this game takes place. The Ultimate Genesis Collection description of the game even [[LampshadeHanging points out]] the unfortunate name.
* OneHitPointWonder: Robo and Mobo can only take a single hit.
* {{Villain Protagonist}}s: According to the SegaSuperstars bio.
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18th Nov '12 1:26:26 PM Ultim
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Outside Japan, the boys are not criminals. The police chief of Badville, a city plagued with high crime, hires the brothers to help him. Their job is to test his security forces, as well as recover evidence.

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* BashBrothers: Although they tend to assist in stealth more than fighting, in Co-Op, expect the Bros. to be doing double damage.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Outside Japan, the boys Bros. are not criminals. The police chief of Badville, a city plagued with high crime, hires the brothers to help him. Their job is to test his security forces, as well as recover evidence.evidence.
** As of ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', this has been retconned, so now they are internationally considered [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]].
13th Nov '12 9:14:25 AM CorahsUncle
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Bonanza Bros is a platform game by {{Sega}} released in 1990. In an interesting twist, instead of trying to stop criminals the player characters ''are'' criminals.

The premises of the game is simple. Each stage begins with the robbers, named Robo and Mobo, looking at a projector screen. Once getting an overview of their target, they break in and rob the place blind. However, each place is armed with security ready to arrest them. If they are caught, or take too long, the brothers are sent up the river.

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Bonanza Bros ''Bonanza Bros.'' is a platform game by {{Sega}} {{Sega}}, released in 1990. In an interesting twist, instead of trying to stop criminals criminals, the player characters ''are'' criminals.

The premises premise of the game is simple. Each stage begins with the robbers, named Robo and Mobo, looking at a projector screen. Once getting an overview of their target, they break in and rob the place blind. However, each place building is armed with security officers ready to arrest them. If they are caught, or take too long, the brothers are sent up the river.






* {{Bowdlerise}}: Outside of Japan, the boys are not criminals. The police chief of Badville, a city plagued with high crime, hires the brothers to help him. Their job is test his security forces, as well as recover evidence.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Outside of Japan, the boys are not criminals. The police chief of Badville, a city plagued with high crime, hires the brothers to help him. Their job is to test his security forces, as well as recover evidence.



* ContinuityNod: The duo's bio in All-Stars Racing says like solving puzzles, referring to the Puzzle & Action games.

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* ContinuityNod: The duo's bio in All-Stars Racing ''All-Stars Racing'' says they like solving puzzles, referring to the Puzzle & Action games.



* DubInducedPlothole: In the US version, the boys are still sent to prison, even though they're helping out.

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* DubInducedPlothole: In the US U.S. version, the boys are still sent to prison, even though they're helping out.the police.



* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]: According to the SegaSuperstars bio.

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* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]: {{Villain Protagonist}}s: According to the SegaSuperstars bio.bio.
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13th Nov '12 9:08:24 AM Plutopiter
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The brothers have recently made a surprise appearance in [[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]], driving a black getaway car.

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The brothers have recently made a surprise appearance in [[SegaSuperstars ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]], Racing]]'', driving a black getaway car.
car. The duo appear as statues in the game's sequel, ''Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed''.
17th May '12 2:06:54 AM JustaUsername
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Outside of Japan, the boys are not criminals. The police chief of Badville,a city plagued with high crime, hires the brothers to help him. Their job is test his security forces, as well as recover evidence.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Outside of Japan, the boys are not criminals. The police chief of Badville,a Badville, a city plagued with high crime, hires the brothers to help him. Their job is test his security forces, as well as recover evidence.
8th Oct '11 7:09:32 AM Prfnoff
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Bonanza Bros is a platform game released in 1990. In an interesting twist, instead of trying to stop criminals the player characters ''are'' criminals.

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Bonanza Bros is a platform game by {{Sega}} released in 1990. In an interesting twist, instead of trying to stop criminals the player characters ''are'' criminals.
9th Jun '11 8:06:47 PM Plutopiter
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The game premiered as an arcade game, but was later ported to other consoles. The MegaDrive version has been bundled in many compilations, as well as downloadable on the Virtual Console.

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The game premiered as an arcade game, but was later ported to other consoles. The MegaDrive version has been bundled in many compilations, as well as downloadable on the Virtual Console. \n Two spin-offs of the game were created, both labeled "Puzzle & Action". As their name suggests, they both were puzzle games.



* AttackItsWeakPoint: The riot shield guards can only be shot in the back.



* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite the artwork above, in-game Robo and Mobo are clearly robots.
* [[VillainProtagonist Criminal Protagonists]]

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* ContinuityNod: The duo's bio in All-Stars Racing says like solving puzzles, referring to the Puzzle & Action games.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite the artwork above, in-game Robo and Mobo are clearly robots.
* [[VillainProtagonist Criminal Protagonists]]
robots.



* DubInducedPlothole: In the US version, the boys are still sent to prison, even though they're helping out.



* MeaningfulName: The city of Badville, where this game takes place.

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* MeaningfulName: The city of Badville, where this game takes place. The Ultimate Genesis Collection description of the game even [[LampshadeHanging points out]] the unfortunate name.
30th Apr '11 1:58:26 PM StongRadd
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Added DiffLines:

* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]: According to the SegaSuperstars bio.
25th Apr '11 12:17:40 PM Ultim87
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* TheCasino: The third level.



* TheDoorSlamsYou

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* TheDoorSlamsYouTheDoorSlamsYou: An easy way to stop a guard or for a guard to stop you.
8th Apr '11 2:33:00 PM dbfnq
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Added DiffLines:

* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite the artwork above, in-game Robo and Mobo are clearly robots.
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