Basic Idea: Somewhat based on the Keaton/Nicholson movie, you go around Gotham killing baddies armed with several types of weapons and a wall-jump.
Review: I’ve known several people who insist this game is awesome, so I’ve given it a shot several times. The graphics are top-notch and the music ain’t bad either. The weapon choices rock as well. But when on the first level of the game I continually fall into pits and crash right into enemies, I have a hard time mustering the strength to keep going. It also ain’t just because the level design is difficult. Batman’s jumping ability (and its responsiveness on the controller) leaves a bit to be desired. The one thing I can say is that the game gives you unlimited continues, so if you’re good enough to get through a stage on three lives, at least you never have to start from the beginning.
Why is the game ranked #99 despite the tepid review? Well, it does have some positives going for it. Mainly, though, I had a hard time filling out my top 100. I played many, many, many games trying to fill it out, and many of them couldn’t make the cut either. So I thought I’d give the final two spots to two classic games that I don’t personally love but I can see why others do. The remaining 98 games are all ones I do get enjoyment out of playing.