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Batman: The Video Game (Game Boy)

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Title Screen

Batman: The Video Game

Also known as: Batman
Developer: Sunsoft
Publisher: Sunsoft
Platform: Game Boy
Released in JP: April 13, 1990
Released in US: June 1990
Released in EU: 1990


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


Batman is a Game Boy adaptation of the 1989 movie. In this port, Batman forgets that he hates guns, and goes on a criminal killing spree. Looooove that Joker!

Sound Test

Just a reminder, this game was made by Sunsoft

Just hold Up + Right and press Start at the title screen for the game's hidden sound test.

Level Select

Batman (Game Boy)-levelselect.png

Beat the game first. Then at the title screen, start a new game, but hold Select while "PRESS START" is blinking until the title screen disappears.

Developer Messages

There are a few developer messages in mixed ASCII with Shift-JIS encodings hidden in the ROM:

At 0x001260:

Original Translated
コレカラモ SUNSOFT ヲ ヨロシクネ!!
Please continue to give your 
regards to Sunsoft!!

At 0x001487:

Original Translated
キョウモゲンキダ!! コンビガカカル??
I'm feeling fine today!! 
Are you taking in combos??


At 0x00160E:

Original Translated
コレコレ!! ヒトノPRGRAMヲノゾクデワナイ !!
Come over here!! 
Don't peek the program!!


At 0x002987:

Original Translated
ゲームボーイ ノ テトリス ハ ヤッパリ オモシロイ!! 
ツイ コナイダモ、テツヤデ タイセンテトリス ヲ ヤッテシマッタ・・・・。
Tetris on the Game Boy is still interesting!! 
Also, the other day, I ended up playing Tetris 
through the night...


(Text Discovery: Cah4e3)
(Translation: Divingkataetheweirdo)