Monday, 20 June 2011
Batman: The Caped Crusader (Atari ST)
The music sounds like a remix of the 1960's tv series theme, which I guess was THE Batman theme at the time seeing as the Tim Burton movie was still a year away.
Okay, I'm guessing the icons are 'drop' on the top left, 'equip as a weapon' (or maybe punch... he is a super hero, they can solve any problem by punching it) on the top right, 'options' on the bottom right and 'sound options' on the bottom right. And the middle icon... ah, it puts me back into the game.
A FEW MORE SCREENS LATER.
I collected the disk from the floor and tried to use it on the computer, but nothing happened. It didn't work on any of the other computers in the Batcave either. Though it's very possible that I just don't know how to use items properly.
At least I'm assuming we're at Wayne Manor. For all I know at this point in the comics Bruce had moved all his stuff to a second Batcave in the middle of the city or something.
That wasn't corrupted graphics on that other screenshot, that was his head melting. It seems that Batman slowly dies over time, and getting shot only exacerbates the problem.
Also this music is becoming a problem too. It's been playing this Batman remix on a loop since the title screen and it's getting to me now.
Yeah I think I will restart actually. I'm not letting this game off that easily.
With the computer fixed I was able to finally use the disk.
So now I can fight properly and keep my health topped up I think I can actually make some progress.
There's a door up here, and a clue, "In a pickle?" What the hell can that mean?
OH! Lock picks!
It did nothing.
I tried to grab the umbrella, but it's apparently bolted to the wall, I couldn't move it.
As a side scrolling beat 'em up this game is awkward and slow. As an adventure game it's vague and unrewarding. But the two combine to make something so much worse. Walking around trying to find what object to use where is bad enough, but when there's 10 screens full of enemies to deal with between every place with a clue it just gets tedious.