Batman: Revenge of The Joker
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|Batman: Revenge of The Joker|
|Developer: Ringler Studios|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Sound driver: GEMS|
|Number of players: 1|
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Batman: Revenge of The Joker is a Batman game developed by Ringler Studios and published by Sunsoft for the Sega Mega Drive. It was released on the NES and Game Boy as Batman: Return of The Joker. Despite being published by Sunsoft, it is not a sequel to their earlier Mega Drive game Batman, but is instead an entirely new game based on the comic books.
This version of Revenge of The Joker was only released in the US.
While from a gameplay standpoint, all versions of Batman: Revenge of The Joker (or Return of the Joker) are broadly the same, few of the art assets were shared between ports, meaning the Mega Drive Revenge of The Joker has an aesthetic unique to the system.
Backgrounds are generally darker than their counterparts on the Super NES, but colours are more vibrant. Level layouts are structured similarly, but the precise positioning of platforms again differs between the two versions, sometimes to the benefit of the Mega Drive game, and other times to the Super NES. The Mega Drive version usually has more detailed backgrounds, but the SNES has a more explanatory HUD.
Against Batman: Return of The Joker, the Mega Drive version is the more accurate of the two 16-bit ports, however the brighter and more colourful aesthetic creates a very different tone from the 8-bit version.
- Source: In-game credits
- Main article: Batman: Revenge of The Joker/Magazine articles.
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ROM dump status
- File:GamePro US 046.pdf, page 56
- File:GamePro US 038.pdf, page 28
- File:EGM US 041.pdf, page 150
- File:EGM US 043.pdf, page 226
- File:CVG UK 137.pdf, page 40
- File:CVG IT 25.pdf, page 98
- File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 24
- File:GamesMaster UK 004.pdf, page 42
- File:MeanMachinesSega07UK.pdf, page 50
- File:SegaForce UK 17.pdf, page 82
|Batman games for Sega systems|
|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)|
|Batman Returns (1992) | The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995) | Batman Forever (1995)|
|Batman Returns (1993)|
|Batman Returns (1993) | The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995)|
|Batman Forever (1995)|
|Batman Forever (1996) | Batman & Robin (unreleased)|