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For the Sega Game Gear/Sega Master System game, see Bonkers Wax Up!.


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Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? 1055
Sega Mega Drive
£34.99[1] 1055-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1055-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1055-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1055-50
Sega Mega Drive
?PTE$ MDJ1055
Sega Mega Drive
R$? 048050

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Bonkers is a 1994 action game by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive tying into Disney's Bonkers cartoon. It was released under the Sega Club brand.

The game consists of a series of missions with varying gameplay styles, for instance throwing donuts at criminals a la target practice or navigating a maze looking for pieces of clothes to identify a criminal based on a sketch.

Production credits

  • Developed By: Sega Interactive Development Division
  • Lead Programmer: Matthew Arrington
  • Lead Artist: Kathleen Bruno
  • Sega of America Producer: Rhonda Van
  • Assistant SOA Producer: Erik Wahlberg
  • Disney Producers: Noah Dudley, Gary Graeper
  • Sidd Producer: Jason Lewis
  • Programmers: Kevin Burley, Ala Diaz, Roy Glover, Mike Terlecki, Pravin Wagh
  • Aritsts: Bob Barrett, Michael Chung, Larry Flores, Maureen Kringen, Kevin Lee, Michael Tamura, Art Wong
  • Character Animators: Ed Olson, Greg Peters
  • Technical Animation Assistant: Bryan Wilkinson
  • Technical Manager: Mike Terlecki
  • Art Director: Maureen Kringen
  • Assistant Art Director: Kevin Lee
  • Music Director: Tristan Des Pres
  • Music and Sound Effects: Dave Delia, Paul Gadbois, Mike Larkin, Dwight Stone, Jeffrey Glenn Tveraas
  • Graphics Utilities: Claude Foucault, Alex Suzdaltsev
  • Technical Support: Hooell Monleon
  • Gameplay Consultation: Jack Loh, Paul Norman
  • Lead Tester: Joe Cain
  • Assistant Lead: Marc Dawson
  • Testers: Crisi Albertson, Aaron Bandur, Mo Berry, John Brien, Blair Bullock, Derek Carmichael, Donald Carmichael, Pete Clark, Dan Cohen, Chris Colon, Steve Fallas, Arnold Galano, Aaron Holmes, Kwame Jeffers, Kavin Johnson, Jeff Junio, Jeffrey Kessler, Amine Khoury, Jay Lee, Jay Mijares, Chris Sinclair, Steve Smith, Manuel Sousa, Gregg Vogt, Christine Watson, Mike Williams, Daniel Wong, David Wood
  • Additional Game Design: Joe Cain, Keith Higashihara, Vy Nong
  • Special Thanks: Mark Nausha, James Brandstetter, Michael Arrington, Steve Apour

Magazine articles

Main article: Bonkers/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


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ES Print Advert

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №42, p130
59 №159, p90[1]
74 №9, p12
55 №28, p42/43
70 №53, p104
59 №64, p48
74 №41, p50/51
70 №71, p130[2]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
8 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, PT
Bonkers MD PT cover.jpg
Bonkers MD PT Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, BR
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Bonkers MD BR Cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d1e66017
MD5 9b7b171a649415d2750e81337d641ad3
SHA-1 938642252fdb1c5aedc785bce2ba383fc683c917
1MB 1994-09 Cartridge (US/EU)