Ocean Software Ltd
1986
Arcade: Platform
£7.95
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Nick Roberts
Chris Bourne

This is a strange feeling! I've only just finished reviewing the new Batman game and now I've got to go back in time and review the 3-D style Batman game again. If you've ever heard of games like Head Over Heels, then that's exactly what Batman is like. Set out in a 3-D style that is just so successful. Unlike the Batman movie this game stars Robin the Boy Wonder as well as the Caped Crusader himself, in fact if it weren't for Robin there would be no game! He has gone and got himself caught by The Joker and Riddler (working together for some reason). So what is your mission as Batman? You must rescue Robin of course, but it's not as simple as that. The Batmobile is split into seven parts, and these must all be found and assembled before you can even get out of the Batcave (why doesn't he just call a taxi?). All the Bat equipment's also got to be found: things like Batboots, the Batbelt and the Batbag. All that lot's enough to keep you busy for quite a while. Even if you don't complete it first time (which you doubtlessly won't), the excellent graphics will keep you coming back for more and more.

Batman has been programmed to the highest degree with excellent jingles to accompany the brill graphics and playability. Another essential purchase if you have only just got your Spectrum.

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