Batman - Revenge of the Joker

Batman - Revenge of the Joker

a game by Sunsoft, and Ringler Studios
 
Platforms:
  • Sega GenesisGenesis
  • SNESSNES
Genre:
  • Platformer
Batman - Revenge of the Joker
 

The Caped Crusader has returned to battle his arch-nemesis, the Joker. Will Gotham and the world be saved from the ravages of the Clown Prince of Crime? Stay tuned, because Batman: Revenge of the Joker is no laughing matter.

From Bat to Worse

Batman: ROJ is a one-player, side-scrolling, action/adventure game that will test the skill, patience, and frustration limits of diehard gamers everywhere. This Genesis game by Sunsoft is an almost untouched conversion of the 8-bit Nintendo game. It seems, in this case, imitation was the sincerest form of flattery; everything, including the graphics, definitely shows 8-bit roots.

ProTip: Whenever you see a projectile coming toward you, jump over it and shoot towards the side of the screen where the shot came from. You'll take out off-screen villains.

What's the problem facing our bat dude? Gotham City is missing some highly toxic metal alloys, one of which is used for building missiles. The Joker is suspecto numero uno. However, just walking up to him and asking politely for the return of the metals won't do. Batman must fight his way through seven levels.

The challenge in this game is too much for intermediate gamers, so beginners beware! Experienced gamers, though, will find nothing new or exciting as you rally against the Joker's best knife-throwing, bomb-blasting henchmen. They're tough, but they lack pizzazz. At the end of some levels, you fight bosses, such as the Master CPU, the Ace Ranger, and the Joker.

  • Rush through the first snow scene, but jump carefully across the bridges. You take less damage this way.
  • Your best weapon is the Crossbow. One hit will waste most enemies.
  • Invincibility lasts only a few seconds. Use it only if you can't get past a certain area, or when consistently getting hit in midair. Be careful of when and where you land.

To beat the uglies you encounter, you have your standard punch and kick. At least the other weapons (the Batarang, the Crossbow, the Sonic Neutralizer, and the Shield Star), which you find in boxes throughout the game, look interesting. You can fire a powered-up blast from any of these weapons. You can also become temporarily invincible by collecting eight Backpack Energy Capsules.

The Joker's on you

The graphics and sound in Batman must be the Joker's revenge. The pix are sometimes hard to see, and often the sprites blend into the flat back grounds. In places where objects are in the foreground as well, such as in the Warehouse (Stage 2-1), it's nearly impossible to see what dangers lay ahead. Moreover, the enemies all look alike and the unimaginative bosses don't add much, either.

The dreary, repetitive music would short circuit a bat's sonar. The sound effects are basic plinks and plunks, with little contribution from Batman. He must have to be as silent as the shadows...

Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel

Is it time to rest the Dark Knight? Not just, but this game could use a little beauty sleep. There's fun in this game, you just have to look hard to find it.

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