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Batman Returns (Genesis)

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The Genesis title based on Batman Returns is a platform game in which the Dark Knight must traverse five action-filled levels on his way to confront the Penguin.

Areas include the rooftops of Gotham City, Max Shreck's department store, the Red Triangle Circus and the sewers. Besides run-and-jump action, there's also a lot of combat in the game, as many of the Penguin's henchmen stand in Batman's way. He can knock them out with punches and kicks and a number of extra weapons stored in his utility belt. These include batarangs, which come in standard and self-seeking varieties, and smoke bombs that stun enemies for a while. In addition, Batman can shoot from his grappling gun and unleash a deadly swarm of bats towards enemies. All of these weapons have limited ammo, however, that must be collected.

Other special tools Batman can use include the grappling hook to reach high places or swing across chasms, and his cape, which can be used to slow falls.

Each of the five levels features several boss battles against Catwoman, the Penguin and others.


Batman Returns Genesis Batman vs. the Penguin
Batman Returns Genesis Floating with the cape
Batman Returns Genesis Inside the cathedral
Batman Returns Genesis Selecting one of Batman's special gadgets

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Batman Returns Magazine Advertisement p. 31

Alternate Titles

  • "バットマン・レターンズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Dec, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Sega Force Jan 14, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Mean Machines Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Play Time Mar, 1993 76 out of 100 76 Dec 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Nov 27, 2005 B- 67
Video Games Nov, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Feb, 1993 50 out of 100 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1993 6 out of 12 50


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Terok Nor (27945) added Batman Returns (Genesis) on Jan 12, 2009