Saturday, June 18, 2011

Batman (NES Game)

Batman is a pretty decent side-scroller. It's not Contra, but it's playable and reasonably enjoyable...I guess. I really only have one beef about this game: who are these people you're fighting? Batman's foes are usually themed villains and their equally themed henchmen. Where's The Riddler, The Penguin, Clayface, Poison Ivy...anyone? The Joker shows up in the cut scenes, but you never get the feeling that these military-style foes that you face are his henchmen. They don't have the Joker flair at all. You fight the joker at the end of the game, but it doesn't feel like you've been building up to that battle at all. In the end, Batman blames The Joker for killing his parents(?!) and throws him off the top of a building and apparently The Joker survives. I don't like that storyline at all.

For being a moderately bland side-scroller and for not having a realistic storyline when there are dozens of good Batman storylines they could have used I'm giving Batman...

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