Lost In Translation/Bonanza Bros.

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Bonanza Bros.
Bonanza Bros. marquee.
Bonanza Bros. title screen.
Bonanza Bros. control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
496 x 384 pixels
58.00 Hz
16,384 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 7 ROMs
3,678,208 bytes (3.51 MiB)
MAME ID bnzabros · bnzabrsj

About The Game

Bonanza Bros. allows you to take the roll of one of the 2 brothers, Robo and Mobo (or both, in 2-player mode), players must make their way through a variety of scrolling platform levels and steal any loot they find, before making their way to the roof and escape in a waiting airship. Bonanza Bros. introduced a true sense of 3-D depth to the 2-D platform gameplay in that the enemy guards had a 'field-of-vision'; this made it possible for players to hide from the guards by ducking into alcoves, stairwells etc. Failure would see the brothers end up in jail.

The places the brothers burgle include a bank, a millionaire's mansion, a casino, a mint, an art gallery and a treasury.

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Master System (1991)
Sega Mega Drive (1991)
NEC PC-Engine (1992)
NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM2 (1992)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2003, "Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 6 : Bonanza Brothers")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Genesis Collection")
Sony PSP (2006, "Genesis Collection")
Box art for the U.S. Gold port of Bonanza Bros.
Amstrad CPC (1991)
Atari ST (1991)
Commodore Amiga (1991)
Commodore C64 (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Sharp X68000 (1991)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Hyper Drive -G.S.M. SEGA 4- PCCB-00035[1] 1990-07-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. 2 CD version.
Mega Selection II -G.S.M. SEGA- PCCB-00077[2] 1991-12-15 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Legend of Game Music 2 ~Platinum Box~ SCDC-00473~82[3] 2006-01-18 Scitron Digital Contents 8 CD version.
S.S.T. Band ~Live History~ SDDV-00035[4] 2006-09-20 Happinet Corporation Released on DVD.

Screen Shot Comparison

Title Screen

Stage Introduction Screen

Gameplay Screen

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.