Batman Returns (Master System)

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Batman Returns
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: DC Comics
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
EU
7112
Sega Master System
EU
(Classic)
7112-50
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[3][2] 7112
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
027050

Batman Returns is a Sega Master System action platform game developed by Aspect and published by Sega. Based on the 1992 film Batman Returns, the game was released in early 1993 to favorable reviews.

Gameplay

Batman can fire Batarang projectiles to combat enemies, swing around stages with the Batclaw, and safely glide from great heights with the Glider Cape. Unlike the Sega Game Gear version, Batman has no life bar, but extra lives are plentiful to compensate.

Three types of powerups can be acquired from colored Batman symbols placed throughout the game: Yellow symbols increase walking speed, gray symbols increase Batarang power, and red symbols function as extra lives.

Stages

At the beginning of each stage, players choose between one of the two routes. Route A is typically shorter and easier, while Route B is riskier and more difficult. At the end of each stage is a boss which must be defeated to proceed.

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Stage 1 - Streets of Gotham City
Penguin's thugs are raising havoc in the streets. Contain the situation and defeat Penguin's flame-breathing giant henchman.

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Stage 2 - Shopping Mall
Stop the marauding robbers in Shreck's shopping mall and face the mysterious Catwoman.

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Stage 3 - Rooftops
Battle across Gotham’s highest rooftops, following Penguin's trail.

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Stage 4 - Sewers
Navigate the sewer’s sinister traps and get ready for a rematch with Catwoman.

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Stage 5 - Penguin's Hideout
Prepare for the final battle while battling countless waves of Penguin’s goons. Survive and you’ll earn the opportunity to bring down the Penguin’s modified battle vehicle, The Duck, and end his treachery once and for all.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Batman Returns (Master System)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #2: "Mayo 1993" (1993-04-15)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Joypad (FR)
76
[4]
Joystick (FR) PAL
76
[5]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
57
[6]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
70
[7]
Player One (FR)
77
[8]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
67
[9]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
53
[10]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
61
[11]
Sega Force (SE)
90
[12]
Sega Master Force (UK) PAL
54
[13]
Sega Master System
68
Based on
10 reviews

Batman Returns (Master System)

Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Batman Returns SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
(Classic Master System)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, PT (Black & white manual)
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Cover
Master System, PT (Colour manual)
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Cover
Master System, AU

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Cart
Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Batmanreturns sms br manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 b154ec38
MD5 215876a62d3ca48d28e98cd8a2c70a15
SHA-1 0ccc0e2d91a345c39a7406e148da147a2edce979
256kB 1992-12-25[14] Cartridge (EU)

References


Batman Returns (Master System)

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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)