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Batman Returns -- Konami

Batman Returns is a graphically intense fighting game that seats you as the Dark Knight himself. Included are both driving and hands on combat. Konami brings the action home on the Super Nintendo.

Ferrari Man
Konami has long had a reputation for top notch graphics and sound. Once again they come through with Batman. There are tons of moves in this game--including throwing people into the Street Fighter IIesque warping floors and backgrounds. Unfortunately, you throw the same few characters all the time. If it were not for this I would rate this game higher. But, like Streets of Rage II, character repetition hurts games alot...

The Dark Knight has come to the SNES. This game was graphically enjoyable, all the characters and backgrounds were very well done. The only thing that I wanted more of was variety in the bad guys. The game got slightly boring due to the fact that you are beating the heck out of the same bad guys throughout the entire game. The music from the movie, played in the background, was a very nice touch. The game handled well with many moves to keep the gamer interested. The story line is straight from the movie. The digitized pictures were a delight to see. All in all a pretty good game.

Excellent... This is what I like to see in a video game adaptation of a movie... Detail! The game control is excellent, as you can do all of Batman's trademark moves, such as smashing two guys together, or throwing a guy through a window in the background. My only complaint with this game is a lack of variety in the bad guys... But, other than that, this game is a sure classic.

The Bat is back. The graphics were very intense, and the moves were very Batman. I especially liked the dual head crush maneuver. The play was great, however the game really suffered from character repetition. Cut me a break, even the Red Triangle gang can only have so many "Fat Clowns". I liked the game, but it could have used some more variety.

>>>>> 76.0/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.0
Sound 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Gameplay/Control 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.0
Longevity/Playability 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.0
Overall 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Total 18.5 19.5 19.5 18.5

Originally appeared Vol 2, Iss 1 (04-05/93)