Review by Clint Dyer



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Overall: 9

This was one of the games that would have made me buy a Genesis if I didn't already have one at the time it was released. The graphics, for the time, are second to none and absolutely blew me away! Looking back on it now, it seems to have a whitewash effect over the screen, but at the time I didn't notice and was blown away by the effects (the rain was amazing!) and the well-drawn graphics. Animation did leave a lot to be desired, but when the graphics are as impressive as they are in this game, animation is a minor point.

The gameplay in this game still holds it's own. It's still as easy to control and addicting as it was when it was released! In general, I don't care about a game's storyline, but the story in this game comes directly from the movie.

In the beginning, you have to find Jack Nicholson's character (I FORGET HIS NAME!!!) and knock him into the boiling green stuff to turn him into the Joker. The game remains true to the movie throughout, including the rescue scene with the famous line "Where does he get all those toys"! In short, this is one heck of a fun game that really stands out against all the other Batman games.

If you don't have this game in your Genesis collection, put it their ASAP! I should point out that the Megadrive version of this game comes in a very cool small case (I don't know why more games weren't released like this - it's cool packaging!).

Here's a neat piece of trivia - look at the back of the Genesis package for the screen shots of the NES version of the game!


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Last updated: Monday, September 26, 2005 02:41 PM