The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Mega Drive)

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

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9959.99[2] 1535
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1535-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 139.00139.00[7] 1535-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[5][6] 1535-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FBAT15SMC
OFLC: G8
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046390
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Mega Drive
AS

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The Adventures of Batman & Robin is a Sega Mega Drive beat-'em-up game developed by Clockwork Tortoise and published by Sega. Based on the 1992 American television series Batman: The Animated Series (after its 1994 rename to The Adventures of Batman & Robin), it was first released in the United States and Europe in June 1995, and was brought to Australia and Brazil later that year. Released relatively late in the lifecycle of the Sega Mega Drive, the game is most notable for its extensive use of advanced graphical effects, and its dark, industrial soundtrack composed by Jesper Kyd.

The Adventures of Batman & Robin is unrelated to the identically-named Sega Game Gear and Sega Mega-CD games.

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

Source:
US manual[8]

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

US TV Advert
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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0807: "Vol. 8 No. 7 July 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[9]
CD Consoles (FR)
68
[10]
Consoles + (FR)
78
[11]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
78
[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
69
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
70
[14]
Fusion (US)
58
[15]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
79
[16]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
43
[17]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
66
[18]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
65
[2]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
63
[19]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[6]
Joypad (FR)
85
[20]
LeveL (CZ)
50
[21]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
68
[22]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
81
[23]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
65
[24]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
87
[3]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
0
[25]
Player One (FR)
87
[26]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
82
[4]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
75
[28]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
66
[29]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
82
[30]
Top Consoles (FR)
85
[31]
Tricks (RU)
70
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[33]
Video Games (DE) PAL
85
[34]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[35]
Sega Mega Drive
70
Based on
32 reviews

The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Mega Drive)

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 0caaa4ac
MD5 5b1bcb3793262d2d0282b49e0c2ee053
SHA-1 1da4b3fc92a6572e70d748ebad346aeb291f89f3
2MB 1995-05-01[36] Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 355e8c39
MD5 b8f8b29cd48645d09340e4a4cd4b51e0
SHA-1 c08c48236c38263df8ea38a5820d16644bddb1a2
2MB 1995-05-08[36] Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-05-08 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-05-01 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-28 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-27 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-26 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-24 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-22 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-21 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-19 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-18 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
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SHA-1
1995-04-11 Page
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CRC32
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SHA-1
1995-04-10 Page
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-04-06 Page

References

  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 114
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "August 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 62
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mean Machines Sega, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-06-26), page 72
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Magazine, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-06-15), page 74
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-12), page 52
  6. 6.0 6.1 Games World: The Magazine, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 64
  7. Games World Magazin, "" (DE; 1995-02-17), page 74
  8. File:TAoBaR md us manual.pdf, page 14
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 27
  10. CD Consoles, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 118
  11. Consoles +, "Juin 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 76
  12. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 26
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 36
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 292
  15. Fusion, "Volume 1, Number 1: August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 72
  16. GameFan, "Volume 3, Issue 7: July 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 12
  17. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 4 April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 51
  18. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 8 August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 52
  19. GamesMaster, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-06), page 38
  20. Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 64
  21. LeveL, "Leden 1996" (CZ; 1996-01-15), page 1
  22. MAN!AC, "07/95" (DE; 1995-06-14), page 56
  23. Mega Force, "Été 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 90
  24. Mega Fun, "07/95" (DE; 1995-06-21), page 80
  25. Next Generation, "April 1995" (US; 1995-03-21), page 101
  26. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 92
  27. Sega Power, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-07-20), page 62
  28. Sega Pro, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-13), page 34
  29. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 18
  30. Sonic the Comic, "21st July 1995" (UK; 1995-07-08), page 12
  31. Top Consoles, "Julliet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 90
  32. Tricks, "3/95" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 11
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 7
  34. Video Games, "7/95" (DE; 1995-06-28), page 107
  35. VideoGames, "August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 76
  36. 36.0 36.1 The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Mega Drive)/Hidden content#Build information


The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Mega Drive)

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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)