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Batman: The Video Game (NES)

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Title Screen

Batman: The Video Game

Also known as: Batman (JP)
Developer: Sunsoft
Publisher: Sunsoft
Platform: NES
Released in JP: December 22, 1989
Released in US: February 1990
Released in EU: September 14, 1990


ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

Sunsoft's NES version of Batman: The Video Game is a side-scrolling platformer based on the movie of the same name. Two prototype versions have been dumped, the earlier of which contains completely different cutscenes and—oddly enough—does not actually let you battle the Joker. (Thankfully, this grievous error was later corrected.)

1-up Powerup

HEY! HEY! HEY! PICK ME UP, STUPID!

This item is laying around in the first stage of the prototype, and nowhere else. It can be picked up and, as you may have guessed, awards an extra life. Only its graphics and tilemap remain in the final, which is kind of odd considering how little code it must have required.

Regional Differences

The BGM of stages 1 and 2 are swapped in the Japanese version.


The boss of stage 1 has twice the health in the Japanese version (like in the prototype).