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Batman Forever (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.7
Overall MobyScore (15 votes) 2.7

The Press Says

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Mega Fun
Auf dem Mega Drive sieht die Grafik kaum unspektakulärer aus, als bei der getesteten SNES-Version. Der fulminante Spielspaß von Batman Forever resultiert nicht nur aus der makellosen Optik (die dem Film-Vorbild sehr nahe kommt), sondern auch aus der enormen Vielfalt an Special Moves, die aus dem Filmstreifen fast schon eine waschechte SF II-Konkurrenz machen. Abgesehen von der rauschigen Sprachausgabe gibt es an dieser Konvertierung nicht viel auszusetzen, die Krönung wäre jedoch die Original-Musik von U2 oder Seal gewesen. Aber wir wollen nicht undankbar sein: Man sieht dem Endergebnis an, daß man sich bei dieser fetten Lizenz anders als bei so manch anderem Spiel - viel Mühe beim Leveldesign gegeben hat. Nicht nur Fledermausfans müssen zugreifen!
Hektisches Herum- geprügle sowie ungünstige Knopf-Belegung für die Aktivierung der Ausrüstung steigern den Schwierigkeitsgrad ins Unfaire. Nur "Batman"-Fans zeigen Interesse.
Ein Satz mit X, daß war wohl nix! Wieder mal wurde die Fledermaus durch den (spielerischen) Dreck gezogen um mit seinem Namen ein paar Kröten zu machen. Vorausgesetzt ihr turnt nicht mit Vorliebe Nachts im Batman Kostüm durch irgendwelche Vorgärten, so könnt ihr dieses Modul defintiv seinem ebay/Flohmarkt Schicksal überlassen.
GamePro (US)
This game sorely lacks the film's death-defying thrills. It fails to deliver enough bang for the big bucks that it costs. If you must play it, rent it. But if you don't want to waste your cash, avoid this Bat-astrophe forever.
All Game Guide
The sound in this game is very distinctive. The music is an extremely successful blend of dark eeriness and circuslike fun. Overall, this is a neat game with challenging clues, darkly rich graphics, and movie-quality sound.
I could have baited you with a catchy opening sentence questioning whether Acclaim did justice to the Batman Forever license with this game. I could have kept you reading by throwing out both good and bad points of the game, saving the clincher for the last few paragraphs. I could have used flowery language, and rewarded the game for what it did right before revealing what went wrong. But I'm not going to lie to you or waste your time. The Batman Forever video game just plain sucks.
Defunct Games
This is yet another Batman video game that doesn't give the villains a chance to shine. We're too busy watching the dynamic duo beat up bad guys that we never bother to care about the story. The sad fact is that there isn't much of a story; which is appropriate, because there isn't much of a game in Batman Forever.
The Video Game Critic
Batman Forever does give you the opportunity to play as Batman or Robin, but Robin looks like he's wearing a cheap costume. Two people can play at once, but it's too awkward due to the size of the characters and the fact that you can't walk past each other (somebody's always in the way). And while the characters look sharp and colorful, the rest of the presentation is lousy. The backgrounds look boring and hand-drawn. Couldn't they have digitized some sets from the film? The music is not good, and the voice synthesis is horrendous. After listening to a clip, it'll take you a good 10 seconds to figure out what the heck the static you just heard was trying to say. The game's box has the gall to claim the game has "over 80 stages" and "over 125 moves". Even if that dubious claim were true, I doubt any gamer would have the patience to see them all. Batman Forever was widely heralded as the "worst game of 1995" by magazines of the time. In my book, it's the worst Genesis title ever.