Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Batman - The Video Game (NES)


Many movie companies were quick to get in on the licensed video game, back in the 1980s. Many of them were horrible, but there were some good ones.


Batman: The Video Game was released by Sunsoft in 1989. This game was perhaps the first movie tie in game to break the stigma of Movie Licensed games being on the bad side of things. 


Batman didn't try to buck the trend, but instead took cues from the likes of Ninja Gaiden and replaced Ryu with Batman. Batman was able to cycle through a vast array of weapons. it also required players to master wall jumps to get over and around tricky stages. This set the gold standard for movie licenses. It's NES Hard and will have you wanting to come back for more.