25 Years Of Batman: The Animated Series - The Video Game

Batman The Animated Series made it's debut in the Fall of 1992.  This year is the 25th Anniversary of the shows debut and we plan to celebrate throughout the year.  We will look at some of our favorite episodes, along with memorabilia and fun stuff from the show's run.  Enjoy!

The Adventures Of Batman & Robin - The Video Game

 We will continue to revisit favorite episodes throughout the year but we also want to take the time to look at merchandise and more than came from this now classic animated series!  We start with a video game based on the show titled The Adventures Of Batman & Robin for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis.  There were several games made using this title for various systems at the time but the Super Nintendo and Genesis versions one seem to be the most memorable of the group.  Perhaps it best captured the feel of the series and definitely the look.  Was it the best game of the series?  Perhaps not but Batman fans remember it fondly.

The game was a side scrolling adventure with some puzzle solving as you fought your way through levels loosely based on episodes of the series.  The game had the look of the show with it's "animated" design of the levels and characters.  All the major villains were there such as The Joker, Riddler, Two-Face, Penguin, Catwoman, Clayface, and others as they each provided a challenge to the dynamic duo through the various game levels.  Harley Quinn was even there but was just a couple of cameos for the now mega popular character.  You also had various gadgets to use as Batman and the Bat Cave was present too where you could change gadgets and get ready for the next level.  The game was given good reviews overall and most found the levels, challenges, and boss battles pleasing for a side scrolling Batman adventure!

The Sega Genesis version of the game was developed by a different studio and was a run and gun game where Batman & Robin must stop a plan by Mr. Freeze to freeze all of Gotham City.  Mr. Freeze of course frees other bad guys to keep the heroes busy while he hatches his master plan.  There was also a version of the game for the Sega CD attachment to the Genesis and it is known for it's animated sequences that tied the story together.  The game itself also featured chase levels with the Batmobile and Batwing but the animated sequences are what's best remembered from this version.  They have been come to be known as "The Lost Episode" and you can watch them all below.

The Adventures Of Batman & Robin has fond memories today for many fans of the Caped Crusader and of the animated series.  Today we have more adult Batman games such as the Arkham series but this fun side scrolling adventure at one time was the best Batman game we had to play.  It still is fun and holds up well today.  If you can find a copy to play on your retro console then do so, you will be taken back to the mid-1990's for some nostalgic fun!

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