a game by SunSoft
Everybody has dreamed, at one time or another, of being a superhero. Sega makes the dream come true in Batman. Now instead of watching the action, you pit your own super powers against a formidable foe. This cart challenges you from the Gotham City streets all the way to the final showdown with Batman's archenemy the Joker. But beware! Many pitfalls block your way. You will need all of your acrobatic skills and special weapons to progress to each level. Only a true superhero will survive the grueling maze of the Museum or Joker's army controlling the streets and the skies of Gotham. The adventure begins as Batman walks the streets of Gotham where he runs into thugs and is challenged to combat with their leader.
The difficulty increases in the next level. Your goal is to find and defeat the mob bosses' right-hand man. This isn't easy. You must travel through the Chemical Factory's maze of lasers, bazookas and gunfire while traversing the factory's hazardous environment.
Once you have honed your skills and attained your goal, it's on to the Museum where a friend is held hostage. This level is one of the most exhausting in the game. You are met at every turn by deadly forces. Although it is Batman's skill and weaponry that give him his power, it is his timing that you'll find most valuable.
- TIP: In order to survive with minimal damage, utilize rockets sparingly, use machine guns instead. Identity the help as early as possible.
Escape from the Museum in the Batmobile, a most formidable weapon. The threat level is greater now. Danger lurks around every bend. You combat a host of armored vehicles equipped with mortars, missiles and grenades. Only a barrage of bullets and superb driving will allow you to succeed. Once the hostage is safe you continue toward your showdown with the Joker. The next level puts timing, acrobatic skills and weapons to the test in an all new way. Remember: timing is crucial. Learn the acrobatic moves early. This will allow you to save fire power for real emergencies. The only way to the Cathedral and the Joker is with the Batjet. Your enemy is upset with your progress and throws everything that can fly at you. Careful maneuvering and constant machine-gun fire will help you reach the final aircraft. It will take all your arsenal to defeat it and reach the Cathedral.
You made it! The cathedral is your final destination. Only you or the Joker will walk away. You need every bit of knowledge and ability to reach and defeat him. But take heart! It can be done. Good luck superhero!!
The difficulty for this Batman game is just about right. It's easy early on, but later, the jumps and amount of villains makes it the perfect difficulty. You should have the game beaten without too much trouble.
The graphics in Batman game reflect the talent of the programmers at Sunsoft. Every pixel looks just like it's film counterpart. The Oscar-winning design for Gotham City is well-preserved. The colors for each character are perfect also. Instead of black, Batman is a dark gray. Extreme detail is all over this game.
The music fits Batman well, while not sticking to the film's musical score. It's all pulse-pounding, rhythmic tunes that will have you humming in no time. The title screen music is dark, eerie, and appropriate to Batman.
The first video game based on the movie series featuring Batman was this one, and was a delightful release, making all the fans around the world - including me and my brother - go crazy for the superhero who fought Joker. This game is really enjoyable and is one of the first NES side-scrolling game I've ever played. This is one of the few early games in which Batman can perform a jump. The game contains five levels and, as expected, was received very well by the audience, probably also thanks to the very popular movie.
2005-07-24 The Batman game follows the film's storyline excellently.