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Batman Returns (Mega Drive)

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Batman Returns
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4092
Sega Mega Drive
US
$39.99[1] 1045
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
EU (Classic)
€? 1045-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[3] 1045
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1045
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1045
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1045
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJ1045
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? 1045-40



The Sega Mega Drive version of Batman Returns (バットマン・リターンズ) was developed by Malibu Interactive and released by Sega internationally in 1992. The game is based on the movie of the same name and not related to the Super NES version, which is a side scrolling beat'em up developed by Konami.

Gameplay

The game is a platforming beat-'em-up. B punches. C jumps, Up+C grapples up to the nearest ledge, and Down+C jumps down to the platform immediately below. Start allows you to choose from a series of special weapons which can be used with A. The baterang weapons can be slightly aimed by holding up or down. Holding A while jumping makes Batman glide. It's often not possible to avoid taking damage due to the way enemies are positioned or attack.

The game is divided into 4 acts with sometimes several stages. Using a continue transports Batman back to the beginning of the respective act.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Batman Returns (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Mega Force (ES) #8: "Diciembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Mega Force (ES) #9: "Enero 1993" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #16: "Enero 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[5]
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
64 №17, p102-103[6]
76 №133, p90-91[3]
76 №22, p100
77 №1, p25Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[7]
78 №44, p40-41[8]
87 №14, p70-72
89 №33, p201
40 №3, p42-44[9]
78 №9, p80
76 №12, p34-37
77 №3, p106-108[10]
45 №26, p138[11]
52 №38, p58-61
53 №16, p57
43 №18, p64
82 №4, p48-49
88 №1/93, p8[12]
69 №12, p34-36[13]
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cart
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Cart (alt)
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Mega Drive, EU
(Classic Mega Drive)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
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Cart
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, UK
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Cover
Mega Drive, Asia
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Chinese Manual
MD AS EpilepsyWarning.pdf
Epilepsy Warning
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover
Mega Drive, FR

Batman Returns MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4a3225c0
MD5 ae267331cfe46a61f65f3cbd5abcbe72
SHA-1 b173d388485461b9f8b27d299a014d226aef7aa1
1MB 1992-10 Cartridge (US/EU/JP)

References


Batman games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Batman (1990) | Batman: Revenge of The Joker (1992) | Batman Returns (1992) | The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995) | Justice League Task Force (1995) | Batman Forever (1995)
Sega Game Gear
Batman Returns (1992) | The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995) | Batman Forever (1995)
Sega Master System
Batman Returns (1993)
Sega Mega-CD
Batman Returns (1993) | The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995)
Pinball
Batman Forever (1995)
Arcade
Sega Saturn
Batman Forever (1996) | Batman & Robin (unreleased)