Batman Returns (NES)
|Genre(s)||Beat 'em up|
|Preceded by||Batman Returns|
|Followed by||Batman: The Animated Series|
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Batman Returns is a beat 'em up for the NES that was developed and published by Konami in 1993 (note that the copyright is 1992, when the film Batman Returns was made). It is one of several games released as tie-ins for the film of the same name. The Sega Master System and Game Gear version is significantly different.
"At one time Gotham City lay covered with a shroud of fear. Grime filed every nook and cranny of the city as gang bosses grew fat and powerful. The ultimate leader was The Joker. The green-haired madman with the killer smile took over as no Mafia don ever had. Nothing stood between him and total control over Gotham - City except Batman.
The arrival of the Batman sparked a renaissance in Gotham City. As the citizens reclaimed the city, the Dark Knight served as her ever-vigilante protector.
Now, the city ia preparing the celebrate the Christmas holiday. The annual tree lighting ceremony is set to take place in Gotham Plaza, with the lovely Ice Princess prepared to flip the switch after the Mayor gives his traditional speech.
The Mayor wants to keep the tone positive. He knows Gotham City is unrest lately. There have been a constant stream of reports filtering in from Police Commissioner Gordon's office of high crime in the inner city.
The Mayor inviteas Max Shreck - one of the city's leading citizens - to say a few words to the crowd. As he does, there is a rumble of commotion from the rear of the crowd. A giant gift-wrapped box rolls into the plaza. Suddenly the Red Triangle Circus Gang erupts from the package. They begin terrorizing the citizens spreading panic and fear. Reacting quickly, Gordon radios instructions to his headquarters: "What are you waiting for? Send the Bat-Signal!"
The signal reflects off the cloudy skies over Gotham City and is caught by sensors mounted atop Wayne Manor, located outside the city. These sensors turn special mirrors which bounce the signal into the study of young millionaire, Bruce Wayne. He rises, facing the window. Cast in the glow of the reflected Bat-Signal, Wayne's brow furrows. He steps aside into the darkness, and heads for the Batcave..."
Table of Contents
1990s: Batman (Arcade) · Batman: Return of the Joker (Game Boy) · Batman Returns (NES) · Batman: The Animated Series · The Adventures of Batman & Robin · Batman Forever · Batman Forever: The Arcade Game · Batman & Robin
2000s: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker · Batman: Chaos in Gotham · Batman: Gotham City Racer · Batman Vengeance · Batman: Dark Tomorrow · Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu · Batman Begins · Lego Batman: The Video Game · Batman: Arkham Asylum · The Brave and the Bold · Batman: Arkham City · Batman: Arkham City Lockdown · Gotham City Impostors · Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes