Batman

PC Engine

Review by Clint Dyer

SunSoft

Maze/Action

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Overall: 5


This Japanese-only release has its good and bad points. The bad points, for me, far outweigh the good points, but it's not bad enough to make this game one of the top on my list of wants.

The object of the game is pretty simple. You have to guide Batman through a maze, picking up items and throwing Batarangs at the bad guys. Picking up all the items in a level allows you to go onto the next levelů Which is pretty much the same as the last level and so on until you get to round 10, then the graphic set changes, though the gameplay stays the same. As you might have guessed, the game is one of the most repetitive games I've ever played. Each level is the same exact thing, with little twists. For example, the bad guys in the first level don't shoot -- the bad guys in the second level shoot at you and move faster, etc. In short, it gets quite boring, quite quickly. That aside, the graphics in the game are pretty nice enough to make you want to continue (this is especially good if you can play games while you sleep). Batman and the enemies are small, but animated well and the colors in the game, much like most PC-Engine games, are crisp and clear. Overall, it's not in my top ten lists of games, in fact, it probably wouldn't be in my top 100, but it is fun enough to make it into my collection one day.

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Last updated: Saturday, December 13, 2003 10:54 PM