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Batman Returns
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Console: Nintendo SNES
Year: 1993
RFG ID #: U-044-S-00480-A
Part #: SNS-BJ-USA
UPC: 083717150084
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Genre: Action/Adventure
Sub-genre: Beat 'em Up
Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge
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  • 19 of 7621 collectors (0.2%) have this game in their wishlist.
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Batman Returns for Super Nintendo, came out in 1992. Coincidentally, it was around the same time as the movie of the same name. I am however, sure that this is simply a bizarre coincidence and not an attempt to cash in on the movie hype. Anyone who tells you that games are made just to cash in on blockbuster motion pictures is a liar and a member of a "vast right-wing conspiracy."

The game features all of the characters from the movie, including Catwoman and The Penguin. As Batman, it's your job to completely re-enact Final Fight while defeating the aforementioned villains.

Surprisingly, this game isn't crap. I was all set to poke my eyes out when I plugged it in. I even went out to the tool shed and got a screwdriver. But then I started playing it, and found it fairly enjoyable. Pushing the Y button rapidly to beat people up never gets old. The only major complaint I had was with what I call the gadget levels. Every other level in the game is a gadget level. These are the levels where Batman gets to use all those toys. There really isn't much playability to those and you just have to stumble through, mashing buttons and taking hits all the way.

The graphics are pretty nice. The continue screen is a cool photo scan of Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. This scan is hot. I just sat there looking at the continue screen, shamefully [DELETED BECAUSE IT WAS HORRIBLY AWFUL] for a good ten minutes the first time I lost. Halle Berry can't even touch Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman. She's got nothing, nada, nope, none at all. There should be a movie where the two of them meet and do battle. They could rip each other's clothes off in the process and then wrestle in mud. Then they would carry the fight into a swimming pool. Eventually, they would realize that some corrupt businessman was using them as pawns in a game and they would team up to kill him and then spend the rest of the movie making out. It would almost definitely be thought-provoking than the new Catwoman movie.

Anyway, Batman Returns isn't total crap, but it's pretty mediocre. If you're really into Batman then check it out along with Batman for NES. That game was awesome.

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Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo SNES Germany S Batman Returns Konami 1993 Action/Adventure
Nintendo SNES United Kingdom S Batman Returns Konami 1993 Action/Adventure
Nintendo Super Famicom J S Batman Returns Konami 1993 Action/Adventure
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