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Batman: The Caped Crusader

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 5 3.5
Amstrad CPC 3 3.9
Apple II 2 4.5
Atari ST 2 4.5
Commodore 64 5 3.8
DOS 3 4.0
ZX Spectrum 3 4.2
Combined MobyScore 23 3.9

The Press Says

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ZX SpectrumCrash!
The caped crusader doesn't seem to have aged well on the Spectrum. First there was Jon Ritman and Bernie Drummond's isometric Batman (93%, Issue 28) arcade adventure which, while a great game, featured a distinctly plump superhero. For the new game the hero's thankfully slimmed down, but now he's started misplacing his false teeth!
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
Before the Teenage Merchandising Totals there was Batman, the original Hero of Hype. This is the second of his 3 Ocean games (sandwiched between 3D and The Movie) with 2 separate scenarios and the action laid out in comic strip panels. Depending on which side you load, you're either trying to foil The Penguin's latest world domination plot, or else out to congratulate The Joker on disposing of that irritating git who's been tagging along with you for years... (what? Oh, sorry)... or else out to apprehend The Joker to free your kidnapped buddy Robin. (Ahem.)
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
This is a wonderful arcade puzzler. The C64's better graphics add to the game.
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Keep the Speccy gameplay and objectives and improve the graphics and you're left with a great arcade adventure with plenty of puzzling and object manipulation to keep you busy. The two different games come on two separate disks included in the package so once you've completed one it's a simple case of booting up the other disk and starting in at that.
Atari STAtari ST User
Holy broken bones, this game is amazing. It features all the best aspects of an arcade adventure while capturing the magic of a comic strip. Batman is alive and well and fighting it out on your ST screen - a must for my son's birthday and for daddy to play in secret.
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The feline fighting action isn't bad and there's two adventures to solve. One of the better budget games doing the rounds.
AmigaAmiga Action
Do battle with two of Batman's most deadly adversaries. Guide Batman around the Penguin's and Joker's hideouts, collecting and using a selection of objects to get to the big bosses themselves.
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Quite a fun game but, to my mind, not nearly as good as the first one. Nice packaging, though.
Commodore 64Power Play
Ein Spiel über eine Comic.Figur zu gestalten, ist nicht einfach: es mit einem Action-Adventure zu probieren, liegt nahe, Leider hat man bei Batman die Action etwas überbetont: Pausenlos wird man angegriffen, es ist fast unmöglich, den Gegnern auszuweichen. Wenn man einen Gegner trifft. ist dieser nur für wenige Augenblicke paralysiert und greift dann wieder an. So war Batman bei meinen zahlreichen Spielversuchen immer dann hinüber, wenn ich etwa ein Viertel eines Falls gelöst hatte. Die Knobelei um die Gegenstände ist hingegen recht gut gelungen; allerdings sollte man gut Englisch verstehen, um die Hinweise in den Texten zu kapieren. Technisch kann man von Batman nicht mehr erwarten: stimmungsvolle Grafik und Musik und sehr flüssige Sprite-Animation bestimmen den Bildschirm. Aber die Prügelei, bei der man zu viel einstecken muß, trübt den Spielspaß gewaltig.
Amstrad CPCPower Play
Die Grafik leidet etwas unter akuter Farbarmut, da das Programm den hochauflösenden Modus des CPC benutzt. Wer gerne Action-Adventures spielt und zudem Batman mag, wird zufrieden sein.
Commodore 64All Game Guide
Batman: The Caped Crusader could have been so much more. A new set of controls and the game would probably have been very good.