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Batman Returns

DOS - 1992

Alt name באטמן חוזר
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Detective / Mystery, Licensed Title, Movies
Publisher GameTek UK Ltd., Konami, Inc.
Developer Spirit of Discovery, Subway Software
Perspective 3rd-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.43 / 5 - 49 votes

Description of Batman Returns

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A very disappointing adaptation of the blockbuster movie license, Batman Returns is a hodge-podge of elements from adventure, action, and role-playing genres, the whole of which is much less than sum of its parts.

The plot loosely (make that very loosely) follows that of the 1992 movie Batman Returns starring Michael Keaton. If you want to understand the plot, seeing the film is a prerequisite to playing, since the game has plot holes large enough to drive the Batmobile through, and never explains why you, as Batman, are doing what you are doing. Although you can control Batman as he battles his foes, that control is limited to selecting weapons, and setting the 'ferocity' of Batman's attack. The battles are not very interactive, since batman seems to win easily no matter which weapon he chooses, although they are fun to watch.

To add insult to injury, certain objects and people will appear in certain locations only during particular times of the virtual "day." Often the time of their appearance is a mystery without any clues, meaning that you will need to retrace your steps to various locations over and over again until someone or something shows up. This adds a level of complexity, but in a way that is unfair to the player. Puzzle are limited to scanning the various objects into the evidence monitor to further the plot, given of course that you are there at the right time when they show up.

In the final analysis, Batman Returns is only an average adventure that could have been so much more, given the powerful license. Is it worth it? Only for dedicated bat-fans, and perhaps those who are new to the adventure genre. The game basically ignores the movie's plot, sends you on ludicrous object hunts, and lacks all the atmosphere that makes the movie a cult classic.

Be warned: once you have the walkthrough, the game takes less than an hour to complete. Without a walkthrough, it takes only a little longer.

Review By HOTUD

Another long review on the blog DC in 80s:

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Comments and reviews

Nicolas 2023-10-22 1 point

This game was awesome. The animations were great. The problem it had was the genre was not clearly established, some people thought it was an RPG, others an Adventure game, others an Arcade.....the fact is IT WAS ALL OF THAT!.......the mechanics are simple, you collect evidence, you analyse it, and this open more places to visit and collect more evidence, you also have to question enemies (when you fight the circus foes, you need to KO the clowns, but TRAP the other "bosses" (like the human torch or Strong Man), because they need to be interrogated to get further clues (so having the sonic batarang or the grapple batarang is a must).......also you have to consider you have TIME limits (for example to collect evidence from the Fish store, you need to go during working hours, if you go too late, the store will be closed and you will not be able to move forward, and also some evidence show up at certain times, after that they dissappear, therefore you also can get stuck........also, if I don't recall wrong, the game has two or three different endings.

Crossman 2022-04-20 1 point

Keeps crashing my emulator when I try to load it.

muhammad ridho nugroho 2022-03-24 1 point

this is the best game and I want play again

Stabby McStab Face 2018-12-15 4 points

The "review" for this sounds like it comes from someone who doesn't enjoy oldschool adventure games at all

ken 2014-04-02 2 points DOS version

i like this game very much

collector rob 2008-06-19 0 point DOS version

im getting this game for my collection, i think its kool to collect games for future purposes and for playing now, never know it might be worth something one day and u can copy it on disc lol

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