The Blues Brothers (video game)

The Blues Brothers is a video game based on the band The Blues Brothers, where the object is to evade police in order to make it to a blues concert. The game was released for IBM PC, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Commodore 64 and Atari ST in 1991, for the NES in 1992, for the SNES in 1993 and for the Game Boy in 1992. It was created by Titus France. A sequel, The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure, was released for DOS and for the Game Boy in 1994. The theme music of the video game was an electronic arrangement of Peter Gunn song.

The Blues Brothers
Intro screen of the Blues Brothers video game in IBM PC (VGA mode)
Developer(s)Titus France
Publisher(s)Titus France
Platform(s)MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, C64, Atari ST, NES, SNES, Game Boy
ReleaseMS-DOS 1991 (1991)
Amstrad CPC 1992 (1992)
Amiga 1991 (1991)
C64 1991 (1991)
Atari ST 1991 (1991)
NES September 1992 (1992-09)
SNES June 1993 (1993-06)
GB 1994 (1994)
Genre(s)Platform game
Mode(s)Single-player
2-player cooperative

Gameplay

The characters have the ability to pick up boxes to throw them at enemies. Each level is a variation on the jumping theme, with the characters finding a necessary attribute (e.g. a guitar) somewhere in the level. The sixth and final level ends on-stage.

The game can be played by two players simultaneously, but the scrolling screen only focuses on one of them.

The game's soundtrack consists of music from the movie. Dimitris Yerasimos composed the music for all versions of the game except for Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure on Game Boy, where Thorsten Mitschele composed the music.

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