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Batman Returns (Game Gear)

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Batman Returns
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Developer:
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,500 G-3314
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.95[1] 2416
Sega Game Gear
EU
(Classic)
€? 2416-50
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.99[3] 2416
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2416
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2416
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2416
Sega Game Gear
IT
2416
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? 015590




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Batman Returns (バットマン・リターンズ) is an action game for the Sega Game Gear. It is very similat to the Master System version except GG version focuses more on side scrolling combat and less on platforming.

Differences from the Master System Version

Unlike the 8-bit versions of the Spider-Man vs The Kingpin, which are the same game with only different size of the screen, differences between Game Gear and Master System versions are significant enough to depict here.

  • a different title screen, unlike the Master System version which has the background of the Gotham City and the Batmobile.
  • an opening cutscene which depicts the death of the Ice Princess and the framing of Batman for her death.
  • a health bar for Batman.
  • different power ups. (Small and Large hearts for health and batmobile attack tokens)
  • much more aggressive and powerful enemies who take several hits
  • dying forces player to start from the beginning of the scene. (but not the level)
  • some enemies and bosses has additional attacks and movement sprites.
  • players can adjust the power of the batarangs. (Short ranged but powerful, long ranged but weak and in between)
  • players can call Batmobile to attack all enemies on the screen.
  • more linear level design with different enemy placements, focusing on combat rather than platforming.
  • Batman looks properly in black instead of bluish-purple costume he is wearing in the Master System version.
  • new graphic effects, such as snowing effect in the first level.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Batman Returns (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 041.pdfEGM US 041.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

Supergame BR 19.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Supergame (BR) #19: "Fevereiro 1993" (1993-02-xx)

HobbyConsolas ES 018.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #18: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

BeepMD JP 1992-10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-10: "October 1992" (1992-09-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №25, p70[5]
83 №40, p162[1]
80 №14, p148
80 №32, p146[6]
79 №5, p56-57[7]
45 №25, p132[8]
75 №27, p136[9]
60
65 №15, p31
84 №14, p46-47[10]
Sega Game Gear
73
Based on
10 reviews

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
Batmanreturns gg us manual.pdf
Manual
BatmanReturns GG US Poster Front.jpg
Poster
Game Gear, EU
BatmanReturns GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBatmanReturns GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
BatmanReturns GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, EU (Classic)
BatmanReturns GG EU Box Front Classic.jpg
Cover
BatmanReturns GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
BatmanReturns GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngBatmanReturns GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
BatmanReturns GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, BR
BatmanReturns GG BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBatmanReturns GG BR Box.jpg
Cover
Batmanreturns gg br cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 7AC4A3CA
MD5 1E8CFD2F30E9AD733F602CF2DE696BA9
SHA-1 85994B2F506C7BDED0B02A59D96B1D949E48D518
256kB Cartridge

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)