Title : Batman Returns
Publisher : Konami
Genre : Beat 'Em Up
Players : 1 Player
Release Date : 1993
Estimated Value (as of today's date) : $7-$9
You know, I was all excited when I realized that a sequel to the epic Batman game for the NES was released. After all, with Batman being such a raging success, you would think that they would just follow the same formula with Batman Returns. Well, not exactly.
First off, this game was developed by Konami, instead of Sunsoft which isn't a bad thing. After all, Konami has had a huge success with games in the past. Unfortunately, it seemed like they really didn't care about developing a good version of Batman Returns for the NES. The thing is, this game came out at the end of the NES era, and it was already released on the SNES and Genesis. So of course, they're going to focus their attention on the higher caliber systems, rather than focus on an outdated one.
Well, let's get this over with. Batman Returns for the NES.
And it's just as frustrating at times.
Most of the stages look like the above. Basic side scrolling beat em up. You kill enemies, collect health and power ups, and pick up weapons when they're available. That's about it. Visually, it's okay. I mean, the graphics are what they are for the NES. Compared to the SNES version, boy....this game doesn't even come close. The 16-bit versions were like eye candy. This one was like baby vomit. Seriously some of the enemies you can't even tell what they are.
There's the one stilt guy that you might remember from the movies, but he looks like a mish-mosh of pixels that doesn't even represent a human being.
They do introduce two side scrolling racing portion levels to this game where you can control the batmobile or the bat...boat? baterboat? i dont know what it's called....but even these stages aren't that entertaining.
One thing I did enjoy from this game are the awkward cut scenes. Seriously, some of the things that the characters say just leave you thinking..."whaaa?" Since when does Catwoman want to blow up buildings?
Final Score (out of 5) :
Until next time. Keep on gaming!