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The Adventures of Batman & Robin
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Zyrinx/Jesper Kyd
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.99[1] 1535
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[2] 1535-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1535-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1535-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1535-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? FBAT15SMC
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 046390
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? ?



The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Sega Mega Drive is a beat-'em-up game inspired by the cartoon series of the same name. Despite having an identical name it is completely different to the Sega Game Gear and Sega Mega-CD versions.

Gameplay

The Adventures of Batman & Robin is a 2D beat-'em-up game. Attacks are determined by proximity rather than button input, similar to the Shinobi series. Attacking close to an opponent results in punches or kicks, while attacking from afar results in a projectile attack. Shooting and walking at the same time is not possible. Not firing a projectile for a certain time charges up a super shot.

Being a relatively late Mega Drive game, Adventures of Batman & Robin uses a number of programming tricks to achieve graphical effects not thought possible on the console at the time, including simulate transparency (through the highlight/shadow mode), pseudo-3D flight stages and the tilting and rotating of sprites in software (unlike the hardware scaling and rotation capabilities added by the Sega Mega-CD).

Production credits

  • Producer: Bert Schroeder
  • Product Manager: Jaime Wojick
  • Developer: Tortoise Clockwork, Inc.
  • Game Designers: John O'Brien, James Maxwell, Stephen Thomson
  • Programmer: John O'Brien
  • Lead Artist: Stephen Thomson
  • Artwork by:Steven Thomson, Chris George
  • Additional Artwork by: Robert Hemphill, Noel Hines
  • Clockwork Producer: James Maxwell
  • Level Layout & Triggering by: James Maxwell, Allen Fernandez
  • Batman & Robin Line Art: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
  • Music & SFX Creator: Scavenger
  • Music & SFX Composer: Jesper Kyd
  • Sound Programmer: Jens Albertsen
  • Lead Tester: Chrisi Albertson
  • Assistant Leads: Mark Subotnick, Don Carmichael, Noah Mackenzie
  • Testers: Rachael Bristol, David Dodge, Chris Lucich, Phil Co, Dana Green, Aaron Loichinger, Randy Norfleet, Lloyd Kinoshita, Aaron Bandur, Steve Bourdet, Maria Tuzzo, Sam Saliba, Joel Breton
  • Special Thanks to: Holly Stein, Catherine Sollecito, France Tantiado, Clint Dyer, Nemer Velasquez, Sara Holihan, Trish Dunne, Christie Bertoglio, Wayne Leonard, Scott Compton
  • Manual by: Carol Ann & Neil Hanshaw
Source: US manualMedia:TAoBaR md us manual.pdf[4]


Magazine articles

Main article: The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePlayers US 0807.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Game Players (US) Vol. 8 No. 7 "July 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №9, p118-121[5]
78 №44, p76-77
78 №165, p52-53[2]
58 №0101, p72[6]
63 №32, p68-69
80 №14, p64-65
85 №44, p62-63
87 №34, p72-75[3]
20 №4, p99[7]
87 №55, p90-92[8]
79 №70, p62-63
75 №48, p34-35
82 №56, p12
85 №4, p90-93[9]
70 №79, p76[10]
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
TAoBaR md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
TAoBaR MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, AU
TAoBaR MD AU Box.jpg
Cover
TAoBaR MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Taobatman and robin megadrive manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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TAoBaR MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
The Adventures of Batman & Robin MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, Asia
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 0caaa4ac
MD5 5b1bcb3793262d2d0282b49e0c2ee053
SHA-1 1da4b3fc92a6572e70d748ebad346aeb291f89f3
2MB 1995-04 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 355e8c39
MD5 b8f8b29cd48645d09340e4a4cd4b51e0
SHA-1 c08c48236c38263df8ea38a5820d16644bddb1a2
2MB 1995-04 Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. File:GamePro US 073.pdf, page 62
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 165.pdf, page 52
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:MeanMachinesSega34UK.pdf, page 72
  4. File:TAoBaR md us manual.pdf, page 14
  5. File:CDConsoles FR 09.pdf, page 118
  6. File:Fusion US 0101.pdf, page 72
  7. File:NextGeneration US 04.pdf, page 101
  8. File:PlayerOne FR 055.pdf, page 92
  9. File:TopConsoles FR 04.pdf, page 90
  10. File:VideoGames US 79.pdf, page 76


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)