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Batman: The Caped Crusader is a combination of an arcade and adventure game. The game is played with a side scrolling view, with each new location opening in a new panel similar to the appearance of a comic book.

The game has two parts to it, and these can be played in any order. In A Bird In the Hand, The Penguin is back, and planning on taking over the world with an army of robotic penguins. In A Fete Worse Than Death, The Joker has kidnapped Robin, and it's up to Batman to save him.


Batman: The Caped Crusader ZX Spectrum When you leave the batcave you appear in an alleyway
Batman: The Caped Crusader ZX Spectrum There are two different missions for you to select
Batman: The Caped Crusader ZX Spectrum Loading Screen
Batman: The Caped Crusader ZX Spectrum When you pick an item up an info screen tells you what it is

Promo Images

Batman: The Caped Crusader Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Batman - El Super Heroe" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

Crash! Jan, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Your Sinclair Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Your Sinclair Jan, 1989 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1989 903 out of 1000 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1989 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
Retro Archives May 23, 2020 8.5 out of 20 42


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  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Arcade Adventure
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #29 Worst Game of All Time

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Terok Nor (32094) added Batman: The Caped Crusader (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 31, 2004
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