Batman Returns


"Blast through hostile traffic in the Batmobile, race through sewers in the Batskiboat, or take on Gotham's hoodlums one on one!"

Game Information
Developer Sega Enterprises
Publisher Sega Enterprises
Copyright Date 1993
Players 1
Age Rating(s) None given
Save Type None
Cart Version No (same name, different game)

Part Numbers
Game 4401
Front Cover 670-3533-50
Back Cover 670-3535-50
Manual 672-1385-50
Spine Card 670-3534-50
CD 1 670-3532-50
Bar Code 4 974365 644017


The spine card image for Batman Returns was kindly supplied by Matthew Maddox
Quite a good idea on paper - have the player drive to around Gotham City before leaving the Batmobile and tackling the criminals hand-to-hand to track down Catwoman and The Penguin.  Sadly, only the idea was good.  The driving sections are superb - smooth, fast, well animated and immensely playable.  The platform sections, on the other hand, are dark, dreary and full of platform game sins - enemies appearing from nowhere, poor controls, invisible death traps and leaps of faith.  Thankfully the game designers seem to have realised this, and there is the option to play both sets of sections, or only one.
This game was followed by the much rarer 1995 sequel The Adventures of Batman and Robin, based on the cartoon series of the time.