Mike reviews some Batman Games

Mike / July 19th, 2012


  • Squirrel1256

    July 19, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Awesome video as always Mike!

  • sidl3000

    July 19, 2012 at 12:21 am

    sweet. I love flying bats

  • Nohbody

    July 19, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I’m probably wrong since I’ve never played the game but have you tried using the rope to grab onto that moving ice platform?

    • Poolucyfer

      February 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      y think the same XD the platform its the item you need to jump that some of a bitch :P

      • Poolucyfer

        February 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

        son *

  • ripper614

    July 19, 2012 at 12:31 am

    You know if you used an emulator it would be pretty easy to beat the batman game for the Game Boy with save states.

    • Yoyo

      November 17, 2014 at 4:59 am

      That’s just not the way he does things.

  • Phoenix7786

    July 19, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Anyone else think Castlevania when he died during the SMS Batman?

    • RetroGamer

      January 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      yup , but wasn’t it a konami game ?

  • July 19, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Can’t you get that sticky crap off that master system game with Goo Gone?

  • crevicizer

    July 19, 2012 at 1:04 am

    One Batman game that I grew up with that was amazing was “The Adventures of Batman and Robin” on the Sega Genesis. However neither you nor James have ever put it in your batman reviews. I think it was mentioned in the Obscure SNES gems.
    Good reviews though :)

  • TheWad

    July 19, 2012 at 1:11 am

    “The first thing you’ll notice is that the graphics in this one are piss poor.”

    Interestingly, right before you said that, I was thinking to myself, “Hey, early cel shading? Not bad! Graphically, this game’s got some style!” ;)

  • chef.oliver

    July 19, 2012 at 1:32 am

    What about use rope to attach yourself to moving platform, swing and then reach that distant platform.?

  • John Rouk

    July 19, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Dear Mike,
    First thing i’d like to do is say hello!
    this is the first time i ever post a comment here, though i m a big fan of cinemassacre.
    Second, i d like to answer to your question at the end of the latest ‘batman games’ video. I DONT OWN THE GAME, I DONT OWN ANY ROM TO PLAY ON AN EMULATOR OR SOMETHING, but i think you throw your batman rope on the moving platform above you and it then transfers you to the place right next to you (that you cant reach with a single jump!)
    you can try it at least, cause judging from the video, the gameboy color batman seems a good and challenging to me!

  • DavyDeth

    July 19, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Mother Fucker Mike Hello.
    i figured out the jump problem ya got on Batman chaos in gotham city.

    Stage start, defeat the first guy or bypass him the choice is yours.
    jump over the first pillar and move the box over the second,
    jump on top dont drop down wait there will be a floating block
    which moves left to right. mount this block, stand on the very edge on the left side, while the block moves right it will reverse course little after the second pillar. RIGHT before the reversing, jump as far right as you can. you will hit a platform there you’ll find obstacles that will guide you over the jump. =0)

    oh beware that you cant see that far down so finding your way down is not going to be fun. but i hope this helps.

    Deth ouT

  • marc_lawson

    July 19, 2012 at 3:04 am

    it’s great to see the batman in different archaic systems. Thanks Mike!

  • hammerhorrortexas

    July 19, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Mike, great review! Use adhesive remover on the sticker and it will come off without damaging the case. works great on plastic, metal, whatever.

  • Acheron_iD

    July 19, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Hey Mike,
    I have the Batman Returns game you reviewed for Master System on the Gamegear, and as far as I can tell from memory (it’s been a long time since I’ve played it) they seem the exact same. I know in the Gamegear version, the start button would call in the batmobile or one of his other vehicles (depending on the level) in a stylish cinematic that would kill all of the enemies on the screen. I can’t remember for sure, but the other colored bat symbols probably have to do with how many times you can call that in. I’ve been waiting for one of you to review that game for a long time, so thanks, lots of fond memories of finally beating it way back

  • cybersaur

    July 19, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Mike, for chaos in Gotham you’re supposed to work your way around them ice platforms. The game isn’t very clear about this, but even my 7 year old self figured this out.

    Also, I think you judged the game pretty unfairly. Once you get used to the item system, it becomes second nature, the game is pretty challenging but it’s well made, has a password system (a simple one, I might add), and some exciting levels.

    There are some extremely frustrating levels, but it felt rewarding. The modern gamer might not enjoy this, but if I could beat this as a kid, I’m sure you can too (not to mention, you play as Batgirl, drive the Batmobile and fly a Bat-jet-pack).

  • July 19, 2012 at 5:36 am

    I don’t know what Sega Master System games you’ve played, Mike, but the way you talked was like the majority of SMS games were godawful and that’s not true at all. Unlike Nintendo, the majority of SMS games are great and play just fine. They have vibrant colors, the controls are pretty fluid, and the game play for the most part is well thought out. I’m not trying to knock Nintendo, I own close to 50 games and my library is growing With that being said, I believe the AVGN videos can attest to this. The lesser known games for Nintendo were horrible. That’s not the case for SMS though. I’m not saying SMS didn’t have some bad games, they did, but nowhere near as bad as Nintendo. I’m sure I’m going to get a whole bunch of negatives to what I just said, and that’s okay because I’m not going to get into a pissing match with any trolls here looking for a fight. I just think giving Sega a bad wrap is uncool because Sega was superior to Nintendo in many ways, they just came into the World Market far too late and tried to out play Nintendo way too fast. That’s what ultimately caused Sega to give up video game consoles.

  • July 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Hey mike. Batman used to use guns all the time. He stopped using a gun in 1940.

  • abacabb

    July 19, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Once again an awesome straight forward entertaining video! Love that you find games I’m not always familiar with!

  • gamingkaiju1954

    July 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

    still waiting for james to make a nerd video, but mike is still awesomefor the wait thanks for uploading!

  • July 19, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I think you need to use the bat rope to get across, shoot it up at the floating iceberg thingy and hang on til you get to the other side. But i’ve never played it and prolly will never play it. LoL

  • July 19, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I really like your reviews!

  • TheHero563

    July 19, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Mike does some awsome reviews.

    This review is cool

  • Morris

    July 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Mike, just gotta say your videos rock and its great you been keeping us entertained while James has been working on the AVGN Movie. I do hope you keep making videos along side the AVGN videos.

  • Esa

    July 19, 2012 at 8:31 am

    “When did the batman go shooting badguys”
    In the comics

  • Yggdrasil

    July 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I got the game (Chaos in Gotham City) and tried that accursed jump . You have to be on the VERY EDGE of the platform in a way, that one of your feet graphically leaves the platfrom and then perform a running jump. 9 times out of ten you might die but once you got the timing right it is easier than you think


    July 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Hi Mike, I’m a first time commenter so i have two things to mention. First of all it’s hilarious how much James hates long passwords, only to find out that the password that cinemassacre issued me is the most annoying sequence of capital letters, lower case letters, and numbers ever conceived. There is little to no hope of ever remembering it. Secondly, I figured out how to do that jump, it’s sort of a tedious process… you place the game cartridge on concrete, then the tip of a shovel directly onto the top of the cartidge, then you have to actually jump onto the shovel yourself with the hopes of splitting the cartidge in two. It takes instant care of the problem

  • DaddyOGITH

    July 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

    if you Really Want to get Past that pit on that Hard Batman Game’ i Would Post This Video on YouTube’ you Would get More Responses on how to Pass That HARD as FUCK Spot.

  • Zazzy

    July 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Can you use your bat rope on that last part of the gameboy one to grab the floating iceberg so you can jump off to that further iceberg when it takes you to the right?

    Sorry if that doesn’t make sense.

  • Rizzilla

    July 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Mike I think, you could use your Bat Rope to jump the platform floating above you, which will then take you that extra distance you require

  • theasjed

    July 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

    use the batrope right when the floating ice is over you and hang on till u reach the other end

  • BrutiousMaximus

    July 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Mike, I’m commenting about your issue with the jumping gap. Honestly I have never played that game before in my life, but during and after watching the video I too was wondering about how to get across the gap in that first stage.
    The answer to get across is quite simple. The annoying problem with the rope comes into play. There is a moving platform moving ever so slowly above Batman’s head and is left open when aligned just right for a good rope throw to pull yourself up to that platform. When you have reached the top you have such a great advantage to just let the platform take you as far as it can to the right of the screen. All you have to do from here is to just jump to the next platform and continue on playing the game.
    Hope this had helped you Mike and again I personally have never played the game, so if it didn’t I apologize for the wasted time reading this. Lol Later! and GL


  • Top Gear Tony

    July 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I just had to join just so I can comment on this video.

    Firstly I love mikes videos they are great and informative, and I more or less agree with him. But I must (not) exactly disagree with him in one of his comment, but sort of put my two-cents-in.

    Ok firstly when you asked “Since when dose Batman use a gun?” Well if you read some of the early comics (I mean really early) when Batman’ss character was still what under developed, he not only uses guns, but kills people too.

    Secondly, when you mentioned the graphics on the chaos in gotham were awful. It was probably intentional, giving the atmospheric tone of the cartoon, it was probably a stylized choice, rather than laziness. I also though the sprite animations looked quite good for a GBC game. But it is still an awful game.

    Sorry if I seem a bit smug or whatever, I just needed to say that.
    But hey at least it finally got me joining the awesome cnemasacre community.

  • fcabanski

    July 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    If only they had let you continue on as batman? you would have beaten the stage. I agree Batman Animated was better than the regular Batman game?

  • fellowgamereviewer

    July 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Cool reviews as always Mike, keep up the good work.

  • Regnes

    July 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I’m surprised there’s no mention of how the death jingle in Batman Returns sounds almost exactly like the one from Castlevania.

  • AedanClarke

    July 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    You have to go into your “Dashboard” and change your password. Funnily enough, I’ve forgotten to do that, so I had to find my account registration email to get that password and log in to tell you to change your password. :P

  • iLikeTehGamez

    July 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Batman actually used a gun and killed people in his earliest comics. It was pretty sweet actually

  • patatafrita

    July 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Mike reviews are too bored. in 2012 no AVGN videos why???? :(

  • TheBigFace

    July 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Hey Mike. Long time lurker, first time Commenter. Firstly, I’d like to say that I think you do a great job with your game reviews. I know some people don’t like it because you don’t play a character who swears a lot and smashes bad games with a hammer, puts them in a toaster, slices them in half with a samurai sword etc., but I actually think that you’re honest opinion on game is much more interesting than any gimmick character could ever be. It’s like in the AVGN videos; I enjoy the game analysis and explanation of WHY the games are bad a lot more than the “nerd antics” although I do also enjoy the antics. Anyway, about the video at hand, I noticed a lot of people have been saying things like “well I never played that game, but I can say with absolute certainty that you use the batrope on the floating iceberg!” (no offense guys, but that’s what it sounds like). Well, I decided to take it upon myself to dig up this dusty old turd and try it for myself. To my surprise, I found myself at Mr.Freeze without ever having encountered the impossible jump. What I discovered shortly after upon a second play through is that there are multiple routes through the stage, and that while it may be possible to grab on the floating iceberg with the rope, I think that area is intended for the player to backtrack should they fall off the icebergs from above, which is the correct path. Stick to the high ground and you’ll make it through in no time. Enjoy the terrible top-down driving stage that comes next, bro, and keep up the good work :)

  • Stylix

    July 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I always hated getting used games because they would either have some kind of stain on them, someones initials, or more often than not the price sticker crap.

    At least with your master system game its only on the outside box. You could easily sacrifice another case if you have a duplicate game by pulling the cover out of the jacket and swapping cases. Then you wont have that ugly sticker across batman’s face.

  • spiritbx

    July 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    mike, i do not know how you didnt figure out that there were some moving platforms floating over the gap, you could(probably, never played the the game :X) just hang onto them then drop on the other side.

  • strider

    July 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Well..maybe Sunsoft´s Batman for Game boy isn`t a great game, but it have a kick ass soundtrack.

  • Mikimaru

    July 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Mike, thought I would sign up to leave a comment…

    If you want a good Batman game I recommend Batman for the Genesis.
    It’s the original movie tie in and it’s great, music is fantastic in it too. I wanted to mention it as neither you nor James have reviewed it so I wasn’t sure if you had played it.

    Also the Genesis version of Batman Returns isn’t bad from what I can remember and the Batman and Robin animated series on Genesis is pretty cool too.

    Anyway great video keep up the good work!

  • newname

    July 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Can you post your videos anywhere else? This player isn’t buffering on my computer. If I pause, it doesn’t continue buffering any video at all. I can only watch like 1/2 second at a time.

  • July 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Batman: Return of the Joker was my fave Gameboy Batman game.

  • July 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I’m sorry, but Mike. Did you seriously not try throwing a rope in the air? Maybe grappling that floating piece of ice above your head, eh?

  • Aaron1375

    July 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    All these Batman games you and James have done, but still no Batman for the Genesis. What gives? Like the poster above says, it is awesome.

  • Kenshiroh

    July 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I had the Game Gear version of Batman Returns. I remember I would always pick the routes that had slanted buildings in the pictures (as opposed to the ones where the picture is a straight on view) because they were easier.


  • Kenshiroh

    July 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Hey Mike,
    Have you played the Sega CD version of The Adventures of Batman and Robin? It contains a new animated cutscenes by TMS with the cast of The Animated Series.

  • Eltanin

    July 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Oh yeah I remember that giant rock monster from the Batman Returns movie…

  • retroking1981

    July 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    2:20 – just use lighter fluid on that sticker residue, it’ll come right off

  • JPTheTormenter

    July 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Did you try the rope on the floating ice platform over head? Seems like that would be worth a try.

  • mmmfloorpie

    July 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I love Mike’s reviews!

  • July 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Batman on the GB looks a hell of a lot like Super Mario Land.

  • July 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Mike, can you use the rope in Batman Chaos in Gotham to hang on to that floating platform overhead and then use that as a boost to jump over that gap?

  • razing32

    July 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Good review.
    Just one thing , didn’t Batman use a gun in the comic book ? I think James made a similar point in one of his vids but not sure. But if this is a movie adaptation , then yeah it sucks. Sorry , just a little nitpick.

  • XionSteel

    July 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    by the way you are slipping while going for the jump i assume you need some momentum to counter the slippage.

  • Einsam

    July 21, 2012 at 5:23 am

    batman chaos in gotham is just a fucking bad game my friend had it i play it
    and chucked that thing a cross the room and broke it his mom only payed 2$ for so

  • sleepernaut

    July 21, 2012 at 5:31 am

    WD40 pens were practically made for sticker residue. Regular WD40 on the end of a rag works about the same. I’d fuck up mad game cases back in the day trying to use alcohol and elbow grease. Then I tried WD40.

  • geddon

    July 21, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Great video, I’m glad Mike is still doing regular videos.

  • Cretgren

    July 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

    If anyone is curious, Chaos in Gotham does have some different stuff later on, like a batmobile section, a motorcycle section, and a batgirl section. I actually have very fond memories of that game from awhile back, and don’t remember it being as hard as it looked in the video. I remember I could make the final jump sometimes, but I don’t remember what I did differently.

  • WelsonJonhson

    July 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Yo guys please if you can support the kaiju combat game on kickstarter ! It´s from the same guys that made Godzilla Save the Earth and Godzilla Unleashed! I think their game is gonna be awesome!

  • Brandon0

    July 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Mike’s Reviews are awesome!

  • July 22, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Batman games review without mentioning batman returns for snes,or even jokers return on gb? How old are you anyway man?

  • MikeDaWiz

    July 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    @ Tasos Saroglou

    AVGN Did those already.

  • Penti

    July 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    The easiest way to pass through the level in C.I.G.C is to make some jumps at the beginning of the level to some of the chandeliers and icebergs
    this takes you to an alternative route that goes above the water an eventually you’ll find yourself on the floating iceberg that is in between the two caps.From there on it shouldn’t be too hard to do the jump

  • DTysonator

    July 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Thank you for reviewing those Batman games, Mike!

    Being a big Batman fan you would think that I would have already played through all of these games before, but I actually haven’t :).

    I should probably give The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Game Boy a chance, as it does seem to be pretty good, despite the difficulty level.

  • bloodheap

    July 24, 2012 at 1:26 am

    You should have played the SNES version of Batman Returns, it is an excellent side scrolling beat em up with some of the best, most atmospheric music I have heard on the SNES. Konami really did a great job on it.

  • stevejke

    July 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

    This is way better than new AVGN episode. Good job, Mike.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    July 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I guess you just wanted to review a sampling, seeing as you skipped Batman on NES and Batman Returns on Genesis, among others, I’m sure. I actually that Genesis one. I never knew it was for Master System, also. It has the same title and cover but it looks like a totally different game, at least from what I can remember the last time I played it.

  • Zayden09

    July 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Mike mike mike….the thing floating over your head…use the rope while its over you.and there you go….

  • Guy_Person

    July 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

    The grappling hook can’t grab onto the floating platform in ‘Chaos in Gotham’. The gap can be cleared with a well-timed running jump. Just did it in game.

  • TrixRabbit

    July 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

    personally i like the original batman gameboy game

  • sociocide

    July 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    What, no Batman Returns on Genesis? AVGN didn’t go over that game either.

  • Jack_Baggins

    August 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Love your reviews. I can tell that you are very genuine. Just awesome. Keep it up.

  • lotusclown

    August 3, 2012 at 6:02 am

    holy fuck shit batman!
    by far the worst bat game i’ve ever seen…

  • TH4G4RUD4

    August 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Use ur badrope to attact it to the floating ice piece and drop down when it’s overhead the next platform

  • DarkDekicDuka

    August 26, 2012 at 6:21 am

    To pass the ledge,you use your grapling hook on the flying ice thingy untill you get to the end and then just jump of.It’s that simple!

  • Auhaden72190

    August 30, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Mike you are soooooooooo much better than James ugh

  • Jake Ector

    January 14, 2013 at 6:49 am

    That drunk hobo looks a lot like Karnov from the old NES game.

  • January 26, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Hey that Batman Returns Game looks extremely Horrible! I remember playing a different Batman Returns Game on The Genesis it was actually kinda fun, The Graphics were Far Better than that obomination you were playing Mike. I used to own it but I think we Sold it.:(

  • August 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Whoever told you you could jump that gap is one of 3 things. A retard, an asshole, or a god at gaming. You have to wait for that floating platform to float over you, then use the bat rope.

  • AxB

    January 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I actually thought the first Batman Game Boy game to be pretty good. Okay the graphics were fairly primitive (but I’ve seen much worse), the music as good and the controls were good. It may not feel that much like a Batman game in gameplay, but as a platform shooter, I recall it being pretty decent (and you do get the batarang as a powerup later). As a movie to game adaptation it may be questionable. As a game in it’s own right, it’s rather enjoyable in my opinion.

    Between the first Batman and the Animated Series, there was also Batman: Return of the Joker. Like the Animated Series, you could wall jump, you had the grappling hook and your primarily attack is your fist. More faithful as they may be, ironically though, neither of those games really left as much impression as the first one. Go figure..

  • James Reed

    January 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Batman Returns I played on the game gear and luckily you get a life bar. I’ve completed the game many times.

  • nammm3

    March 21, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    That gap at the end seemed rough. I wish I could help but i would’ve been 2 years late anyways from telling you since you uploaded this video [i've never played the game]. Good Batman reviews Mike!

  • Nathen Dusenbery

    April 28, 2014 at 1:10 am

    That batman game for the gameboy color was the first ever gameboy game i played. Great video Mike

  • carlos torres

    May 17, 2014 at 4:03 am

    seems to be a common theme with all of these batman games that ive noticed. i had the super nintendo animatied series, and could never getting passed the roller coaster joker level, which i believe was only lv 2!. anyway the reoccurring theme seems to be puzzles, it looks like to be able to make the jump, you’d have to actually use a cable on the moving iceberg above your head, then swing back and forth to make the leap.

  • Weldin Dunn

    June 26, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Am I the only one who thought the sound when Batman dies in Batman Returns sounded a bit “familiar”? It’s straight out of Castlevania!!!

  • February 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Maybe use the rope to grap a hold of the floating/moving platform above the gap at the end

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