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Wherever there's crime, there's Batman. And it's a good thing too, because with all the supervillains with their devilish schemes, Gotham is going to need all the help it can get! Luckily, Batman's not on his own - he'll get help from his friends like Green Arrow, Robin, Hawkman, Blue Beetle, Captain Marvel, Plastic Man, Booster Gold and more! Whether it's the Gotham Musuem or outer space, you can count on Batman to fight for justice and put the crooks behind bars!

Batman: The Brave and The Bold - The Videogame is a sidescrolling platformer beat-'em-up based on the cartoon series of the same name. Players control Batman and a tag-along superhero partner (which differs from episode to episode) and fight various villains as they save Gotham City and beyond. Enemies drop coins which can be used to upgrade gadgets, as well as purchase new ones. If a player loses all their health, they loose 100 coins and are respawned back into the game to continue the crimefighting. Each player has a special Jump-in Hero they can select, who can help them with a powerful attack every so often (similar to using magic in Golden Axe).

The game is not limited to two players, however. If you have a Nintendo DS and the DS version of The Brave and The Bold, you can link the DS up to the Wii, allowing a third player to play as the Batman-obsessed, magical tagalong, Bat-Mite. Bat-Mite controls differently from other characters. He can fly around the screen anywhere, and can assist the heroes by conjuring health or energy pickups, or try to help fight by dropping anvils and bombs out of nowhere. However, just like in the show, Bat-Mite can be a nuisance to the heroes too - his attacks will damage other players if they don't avoid them!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Batman: L'Alliance des Héros - le Jeu Vidéo" -- French title

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Game Critics Oct 04, 2010 8 out of 10 80
newbreview.com Feb 18, 2011 4 out of 5 80
Gameplanet Sep 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendojo Sep 20, 2010 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 30, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Meristation Sep 10, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Sep 15, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
GameSpot Sep 08, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo-Online.de Sep 18, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Everyeye.it Oct 06, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65

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  • GameSpot
    • 2010 - Best Use of a Creative License (Editors' Choice)

Ben K (23052) added Batman: The Brave and The Bold - The Videogame (Wii) on Sep 19, 2010