Great follow-up to a hard-to-follow act
The original Batman game on the NES was outstanding in every way. Return of the Joker certainly had a tough act to follow. Fortunately this game was up to the challenge. Take everything that was awesome about the first game (which was everything) and then add some fast scrolling action sequences featuring multiple scrolling backgrounds, some new weapons, and another showdown with the Joker himself.
I did not like the confusion that came from feeling that this game was supposed to be based on a movie of some sort. Which, of course, it wasn't. Sunsoft must have had enough success with their first Batman game that they received the license to make this title.
The Bottom Line
Return of the Joker is an outstanding sequel to an excellent game. It should be enough action to keep you busy for an afternoon or two.