Capcom, at the time of The Misadventures of Tron Bonne’s release, were not really known for going very far outside of the box of success (how many Street Fighter 2 variations did we get over the first 10 years after it’s release?). That is what makes this title so interesting, the gameplay and story being great doesn’t hurt either though. Capcom went outside of their successful line of Mega Man games for Tron Bonne (which by now had also went against the 2D roots and done the whole “3D” thing that was big on PSOne).
Rather recreating the story of Tron Bonne, here is a snippet from the Wiki page:
“The family’s leader, Teisel, is seeking an ancient ruin (the Nakkai Ruins) to try and uncover a gigantic Refractor (Diana’s Tear) that will sell for lots of zenny. He has a short rendezvous with Bon Bonne, but he and Bon are quickly subdued and captured by Glyde (for Teisel defaulting on his 1,000,000 zenny loan), a rival air pirate in the service of Mr. Loath. Tron finds out that the funds used to build the Bonnes’ flying fortress was funded by Mr. Loath, and can only watch helplessly, having chosen to act as Spotter for the mission. She is delivered an ultimatum — pay off the loan (of one million zenny), or Teisel and Bon will not be seen again. Seeing no other options, Tron suits up in a custom Gustaff mecha and, along with her army of 40 identical Servbots begins her quest to pay the ransom through any means possible—especially by theft.”
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is a 3rd person action adventure story driven puzzle title that many consider awesome and extremely rare on the Playstation One. Capcom only released one Tron Bonne title while the character has made appearances in many other Capcom titles, mostly fighting games.