Written by  :  MasterMegid (902)
Written on  :  Aug 27, 2006
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Darkness Falls On Gotham City We All Know What That Means

The Good

Released, in 1995, towards the end of the 16-bit era. The Adventures of Batman and Robin, based on the cartoon series of the same name. This was one of the Genesis’s last games and one of it’s best!

The game begins with a beautiful opening scene. In which Mr. Freeze breaks out of Arkham Asylum. He also releases The Joker, Two-Face, and The Mad-Hatter. The Dark Knight is going to have a long night. The game consists of four stages with each villain as the final boss. Each stage as many levels. The Batman and Robin are both playable.

During the stages you take of tons of enemies with batarangs and fists. From the streets of Gotham to the skies. This is one action packed game. It is also one of the hardest games you are ever likely to play. It plays not unlike Contra, but Batman and Robin can take more damage than those guys.

Stages consist of tons of baddies, ending with a boss. The battles with the villains are always the most fun. With the exception of Two-Face who you fight in a helicopter. I guess he did not have the balls to face you in person.

The Graphics are as one would expect from a late Genesis game are amazing. The sprites are small but well detailed. The backgrounds have a quasi 3D effect. And look great. Lighting effects are also very good for a 16-bit game. The opening and ending cut scenes are incredible to look at. They look exactly like they were taken from the show.

The Sound and Music is tight. Unlike what certain websites claim, the music is great. It all has a house music feel to it. The sounds are convincing. Voice clips from the show would have been nice but it is only a 16-bit game.

The Bad

The game is hard. Probably, the hardest game you will ever play. I don’t mind a challenge but this is ridiculous. You will need cheat codes to beat this one.

The Bottom Line

This is one of the best games based on the Batman license. A must play for Batman fans.