SIX PART BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1989) SPECIAL, part 1.
Either way I'm only playing the Amiga version, with its majestic array of bat-symbols on the title screen.
The music's nice though. Nothing like the movie but it definitely suits it.
Batman's face (which seems to be peering out of his belt buckle) is deforming as he takes damage. He's starting to get a few green hairs.
I'm just lucky they all decided to wear coloured coats to indicate what weapon they're carrying or else I wouldn't know what I was dealing with.
Well actually he doesn't really have much of a future, as one batarang hit was all it took to knock him off the level, plummeting to an inevitable death. He's Tim Burton's Batman, he can kill people all he wants.
And then I realised I could just pull up and climb onto the ledge. Like I've done with every other ledge I've grappled onto. Duh.
I think it would be fair to say that this game is pretty difficult.
Fortunately I don't drop from the rope when I'm shot, I just fall down a little. Unfortunately though I just lost the last bit of my health.
87 SECONDS LATER.
When I get back here I'm going to give him bat-nightmares for the rest of his life.
I had to swing over a chasm onto a ledge on the other side. I managed to get the grappling hook to fire diagonally, but I didn't quite manage to swing all the way across on my first go... and he swung back, hit the ledge I'd started on, and let go of the rope.
Where's my diagonally firing weapons? Can't I at least fire a grappling hook at his face?
I just need to let go at the right point now or else I'll swing back into that wall and fall to my death.
Hey, that guy on the right is wearing a grey coat... oh crap, that's Jack Napier! BOSS FIGHT!
YES, I DID IT, I FINALLY BEAT LEVEL ONE!
And then I screwed up before I could grab any screenshots of the next level. But thanks to the miracle of cheat mode, I can level-skip back again.
And it seems like I have to do this a ridiculous number of times. I managed to get the distance down to around 40 after five or so turns before I got sick of it and turned it off.
Part 2: Batman - The Video Game (NES)
Part 3: Batman - The Video Game (Game Boy)
Part 4: Batman - The Video Game (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Part 5: Batman (TurboGrafx-16)
Part 6: Batman (Arcade)