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The Adventures of Batman and Robin (Game Gear)

Sven’s Classics: The Adventures of Batman and Robin

It’s time to turn back the clock and make a review/rant/reflection on a certain Batman game

The author’s box of the game: after 16 years of ‘hibernation’

Title: The Adventures of Batman and Robin
Platform:
Sega Game Gear
Other Platform/s: Super NES, Sega Megadrive, and Sega CD

title screen



Holy hostages, Batman!

The game’s story basically centers on Batman trying to rescue his partner Robin from the clutches of the Joker. To get to Joker, he has to go through 3 other Villains (Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, and Mr. Freeze) before he would face the Clown Prince of Crime.

The game gear version has four levels with about 2-3 stages each. The game puts you through the streets of Gotham City, a theater, a frozen office building, a graveyard, and an amusement park.

Batarangs, batarangs everywhere

In this game, Batman has an assortment of weapons. Well, he has 6 in total. His main weapon is the infinite number of batarangs he could throw at the general direction of his opponents. Other weapons that batman could use in the game are bat bolos, throwing star, electric star, and explosives.

Jump, climb, and beat up the baddies

For a game gear video game, you can’t expect this game as comparable to its console counterparts. Batman does the basic jump, crouch, climb, and the standard combat moves outside using his arsenal. The controls are simple enough and easy to get used to within an hour.

Just Batman?

The Adventures of Batman and Robin could be misleading to some since they’ll expect you to play as Robin for part of the game. The fact is: you won’t. The game (at least in this version) only allows you to take control of the dark knight and that’s not a bad thing in itself. Batman is equipped with around 9 lives as well so when you ‘die’, you respawn and have 8 more chances to continue throughout the game itself.

Conclusion

While the better versions of this game could be found in the SNES and Sega CD, the game gear version lends a handheld glimpse at the batman lore. If you were a kid in the 90s and had a game gear, this title would be one of the good games out there at the time.

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