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One oversized bird and one slinky cat are out to take control of this urban jungle. Only you, as Batman, possess the power to stop the sinister plots of The Penguin and Catwoman!

Become the Dark Knight as you live out the silver screen adventure in 7 terminally captivating stages. Five levels of difficulty include the Maniac Mode for the most brutal challenge. With a haunting CD quality music track and incredible 3-D simulation you will feel the wrath of the Red Triangle Circus Gang and a slew of demented enemies including the Tattooed Strongman, Roller Clown and Organ Grinder.

Luckily, Batman has never been more huge and more powerful encased in amazing animation and armed with relentless attack moves. Hear the bone crushing sound effects with every blow.

Psyche out the psychos with your trusty Batarang and an intricate assortment of kicks, punches, body slams and skull crackers before they terrorize a holiday street festival. Rescue the kidnapped Ice Princess and face Catwoman, but don't be fooled by her purrs as this destructo-feline blows up Shrecks Department Store and flips, kicks and cartwheels to defeat you.

Shriek through high-speed Batmobile chase scenes, slinging Batdiscs to help fend off the fiends. Free the neighborhood kids held hostage in The Penguin's wicked circus train. Finally catch up with that cold-blooded bird brain in his horrific Arctic World hideout guarded by missile toting penguin commandos. And beware of The Penguin's exploding umbrella.

The Bat-Signal is blazing. Use your power to save this gothic urban gauntlet from the predators of the innocent!

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There are two varieties of the beat'em'up levels. One plays like Final Fight and similar games: Batman can move in two dimensions, beating up his enemies with various punches, kicks, combos and special moves. Special gadgets to be used include the famous Batarang to take out enemies from a distance and "Test Tubes" filled with chemical explosives which will damage all enemies on the screen.

In the second type of side-scrolling level, Batman can only move in one dimension, left or right. The Batarang is the standard weapon here, with punches only being used when the enemy gets close. Also in these levels, Batman can use a grappling hook to cross dangerous areas unharmed.

Enemies in the beat'em'up levels usually belong to the Penguin's Red Triangle Circus Gang - clowns in all varieties: thin clowns, fat clowns, clowns on bikes, clowns armed with bazookas, and more. At the end of each level there is a boss fight, including several encounters with Catwoman and the Penguin.

In the Batmobile driving level, the action is viewed from behind. Batman has to evade clowns on bikes and shoot them down when he gets the chance. At the end of the road, another boss fight awaits.

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • May 1993 (SEGACD)
    • Feb 26, 1993 (SNES)
    • Jan 30, 1993 (NES)
    • Dec 1, 1992 (GENESIS)
    • Jun 19, 1992 (Movie)
  • Japan:
    • Feb 26, 1993 (SNES)
    • Oct 23, 1992 (GAMEGEAR)
  • Europe: Q4 1992
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