Saturday, December 11, 2010


Hmmm...I really should write this huge paper for my IT course.  Meh, I'll do it later.  I'm in the mood for some vidya games.

Batman Returns is an awesome beat 'em up from Konami.  It is based on the very dark and gritty movie by the same name.  In this game, you suit up in the cape and cowl to face against clowns with rocket launchers, knife throwing injuns, and obese enemies that can launch themselves through the air with their gas.  It sounds pretty badass, right?  It's a Batman game made by Konami.  Of course it's badass.

Batman's deadliest foe is revealed!

The intro to this game is pretty damn good.  Decent cut scenes from the movie play as we are given a brief synopsis of the story thus far.  The Penguin is running for mayor, and Catwoman is prowling the city, doing whatever it is that hot chicks in spandex do.  Shit has gone down.  Go fuck some people up, Batman.

The controls are really easy to learn.  We've got an attack, a jump, a weapon, and a special.  Choke slam a bitch through the wall, slam some heads together, or just jump at them in a really awkward chest-bump type move.  He's the Goddamn Batman.

 I usually try to avoid memes, but this is the last Batman game that I will get to review.  It had to be done.

Audio is pretty rocking, starting off with the theme we all know and love.  The stage music is alright as well, but it can get a little repetitive at times.  Not a whole lot to talk about here, so lets move on.

Graphically, this game shines.  The cut scenes from the movie are great.  The stage designs are excellent.  All of the sprites are done very well.  There isn't a lot to complain about here.  It's an all around good job.

The gameplay is nothing unique.  This is your basic beat 'em up in which everything is done very well.  As I have said before, Konami knows their shit.  They have successfully managed to make a Movie Licensed game that didn't suck.

I can't quite give Batman Returns a perfect rating.  The music does get annoying, and the game itself is very repetitive.  I kept hoping for something new after every stage, but instead I got more of the same.  I'm giving it 4 bat signals out of 5.  Still a damn fine game, and tons better than the last one I reviewed.

Even the ending looks awesome.  Or maybe I'm just used to seeing generic crap endings.  Either way, I liked it.


Zombie said... [Reply]

Gotta love the batman!

Chuck McElroy IV said... [Reply]

Wow. This game got four goddamn batmans out of 5?!

Major.Mack said... [Reply]

lvoe the pic of batmans deadliest foe

Kevin said... [Reply]

finally a game we can both agree is grate, nan na an na na nanna na na na leader leader leader

honkhonkpt said... [Reply]

Haha that first pic is pretty funny!

Gurney said... [Reply]

ah the good batman movies. Everything between this and dark knight is so fucking bad i cant stand it

Shimizu said... [Reply]

lol.. batman's greatest villain is mr. sulu... just.. lol

The Game Store Guy said... [Reply]

Can't say I ever played this one before...nor did I really like the movie for that matter either. That aside...

Mr. Sulu?

ImmaFrog said... [Reply]

I love batman!

David Davidson said... [Reply]

haha looks fun

Super Rehab Clinic said... [Reply]

Looks like I am grabbing this one tonight! Old game playage for the win! thansk for the review!

Mr Bouchard said... [Reply]

Almost every single superhero games made for snes were pretty great!

Joe said... [Reply]

better than that other batman huh?

Smile said... [Reply]

I've always liked Batman and even if this game isn't perfect I'd surely play it just for laughs

SpringyB said... [Reply]

The batman symbol has to be at least three times more valuable than a falling barbie, so that makes this game 12 times better than Barbie Super Model.

At least I think so, I don't know the values of your rating objects quiet yet.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

You stole my gay rocket picture! =*( Now, everyone will think I stole it from you should I ever use it on my blog. lol Loved the movie though, so I am glad the game was awesome! <3

Mister Sharaf said... [Reply]

love batman, nice pic

Anonymous said... [Reply]

One of the best batman games for the snes :D

level85nerd said... [Reply]

best batman dude!

caretaker said... [Reply]

woman rights..and lefts and lefts

Alex said... [Reply]

batman's deadliest foe xD

just found out about your blog ;)

nice little thing you have here!

CandleintheDark said... [Reply]

Batman looks cool.

Tal Zahn said... [Reply]

Holy crap, a batman game I might actually be able to get into. :o I like beat-em-ups pretty well. The Simpsons arcade game did well for that reason, so I suppose if I had to play this, I would not hate the time I was having.

NooG said... [Reply]

holy nostalgia batman!!

HTT said... [Reply]

the first pic is weird :/

Suciô Sanchez said... [Reply]

Don't mess with Sulu.

Seion said... [Reply]

Whoo, a game with a good score. Well deserved too, I think he's probably my favorite comic book hero.

Astra said... [Reply]

great pics :D

tigey said... [Reply]

Hehe, cute game, any batman is nice though :)

Monster Madness said... [Reply]

Batman is a badass!

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