Because this game did not have to follow censorship guidelines like the show, the fight scenes are a bit more violent and brutal than on the show. Some of the gadgets are in some cases essential to complete some stage. It's the anniversary of the Joker's transformation into the Clown Prince of Crime, and as a personal present he's wreaking havoc across the city while robbing banks and jewelery stores. The player can return to the Batcave in order to re-equip the gadgets and restart a stage with all the lives accumulated up to that point in case the player had lost lives. To keep the Dynamic Duo busy, he's staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, freeing the Joker, Two-Face and the Mad Hatter.
The game has infinite continues and a password system, allowing the player to start over from any previously reached stage. Level 4: Bank Robbing's a Gas Penguin and Riddler have teamed up to rob Gotham's banks. When others were upgrading to the 64 and enjoying Star-Collector Mario, I was Perusing Japanese auction sites for hidden gems on the other side of the ocean! Batman can make several types of jumps, both upwards and sideways. Summer Gleeson appears on the when there is a news item usually at the beginning of each level , Alfred appears accompanied with dialogue during the Batcave scenes at the beginning of each level and password and game over screens. Barbara Gordon is never shown as Batgirl in the game. I'll list what I own where applicable. A lot of fans have expressed a dislike of the new artwork, and which admittedly lacks the charm of the original designs.
He was placed in to recuperate and while still injured, Croc was interrogated by Batman for information on Bane. Some levels are incredibly difficult without taking the heeded advice, though this could be seen as adding additional challenge if you wanted to try this. The Joker wants payback for his previous defeat. The only difference is Penguin was the main villain of that episode, not Two-Face. Otherwise, he supplies Batman with his moral support. Heck, the intro alone was better than most shows that were on at the time! This level is just there to fight most of the enemies again with the addition of two new ones as described above.
Nintendo Power criticized the game for not giving Robin a more active role the game was actually under development before the series was retitled. Both Commissioner Gordon and Barbara Gordon appear in a later level in cameos. Batman , Robin , , , , , , The Joker , and all reprised their roles from the animated series. You will adjust to the new look, but not until midway through the set. And unfortunately, some characters Mr. When the first season of the series aired on weekday afternoons, it lacked an on-screen title in the opening theme sequence. The four levels takes Batman through a theater where he takes on the Mad Hatter, a frozen office building where he takes on Mr.
There are four different levels, each with 2 or 3 stages, where Batman runs around beating up thugs and jumping between platforms before taking on a boss. Croc found refuge with a group of former circus freaks, who he deceived and made them believe he was good. Characters Most of the major villains from the animated series appear. Mad Love, Nothing to Fear, and Old Wounds are just three of the greats on this volume. And I always loved how the show never treated us like we were immature. Once Batman gets close to an enemy, he will switch to melee attacks, which deal more damage than the projectiles. However, the style and design of the stages themselves are different between each other, which gives notable diversity to the game.
He was transferred from to another prison, but during the transport, Croc escaped and managed to avoid Batman during the initial chase. The animated segments were developed by , which also did some of the episodes of the original cartoon. So ignore the haters - get this volume! To anyone who considers themselves a difficulty hound, I dare you to try this! Fans of the show should definitely check this set out. The Adventures of Batman and Robin does its inspiration justice with dark and accurate visual presentation. That, as well as the unbalanced number of episodes in the seasons e. The majority of this level is based on the episode where stealing a priceless artifact from a museum with the help of his pet vulture , while the boss fight against The Penguin and his helicopter is taken from the episode.
These cannot be obtained in the Hard difficulty, which means that the game must be completed from the beginning. The game is no slouch in the music department either. The last 8 or so episodes are quite strong, and it's a shame this new group of artist and writers weren't given more time to play in this world. Although the name of the level references. My childhood would have been a lesser one without you. All of this culminates in a final gauntlet where you will face all the bosses-plus a few additional super villains that show up just for kicks!.
The rollercoaster fight is heavily based on the episode. Freeze finally completes his freeze cannon and plans to put Gotham City on Ice. Each stage ends with a boss encounter - some generic machine or thug in the early stages, and a classic Batman villain at the final stage of the level. They're all more powerful than the batarangs. Every level operates around its own individual premise, ensuring that the game remains fresh throughout the entire experience.
While there are remnants of that here, it is far from the main focus. Barbara Gordon is never shown as Batgirl in the game. A couple characters are so radically redesigned it is not clear who they are at first. Just than, a guard walks by to check on things. That is not to say the levels themselves lack in graphical capability! The game can be played by two players simultaneously, one player with Batman and the other one with Robin.
The passwords also takes count of the numbers of lives remaining and the continues used. However, chasing Catwoman, the main point of this level, was primarily the main focus of the first episode of the two-parter. He later tries to kill Bullock though he was stopped by. The first level based on one particular episode, , specifically chasing Catwoman and her pet cat across rooftops and alleys the music is also the same. He is physically stronger than Batman and his jaw strength and razor teeth are also an asset.