Batman Returns (Mega Drive)

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Batman Returns
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: DC Comics
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 G-4092
Sega Mega Drive
US
$39.9939.99[4] 1045
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1045
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(Classic)
1045-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1045
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[6][7] 1045
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1045-40

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Batman Returns (バットマン・リターンズ) is a Sega Mega Drive action platformer developed by Malibu Interactive and published by Sega. Based on the June 1992 film Batman Returns, the game was released four months later to mixed reviews.

Gameplay

Batman can attack with his fists, glide in midair with the Bat-Cape, and use the Bat-Rope to ascend to high ledges. Batman can also use special weapons such as the Batarang, which can be slightly aimed upwards and downwards. Unfortunately, poor collision and enemy placement can sometimes result in situations that are impossible to overcome without taking damage.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Batman Returns (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in OK Consolas (ES) #11: "xxxx 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #8: "Diciembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #9: "Enero 1993" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Supergame (BR) #19: "Fevereiro 1993" (1993-02-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-03: "March 1993" (1993-02-08)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[9]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
50
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
45
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
64
[12]
Cool Gamer (RU)
40
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
76
[14]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
76
[15]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5 (RU)
60
[16]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
77
[17]
Game Power (IT)
40
[18]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
78
[19]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[20]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
90
[21]
Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 2 (RU)
50
[22]
Joker (SI)
83
[23]
Joypad (FR)
87
[24]
Joystick (FR) PAL
89
[25]
Mega (UK) PAL
40
[26]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
78
[27]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
76
[7]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
77
[6]
Player One (FR)
45
[28]
Play Time (DE)
76
[29]
Power Play (DE)
50
[30]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
52
[31]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
53
[32]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
43
[33]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
82
[34]
Sega Force (SE)
88
[35]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
69
[36]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
72
[37]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
58
[38]
Supergame (BR)
88
[39]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
42
[40]
Video Games (DE)
62
[41]
Sega Mega Drive
64
Based on
35 reviews

Batman Returns (Mega Drive)

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US (alt)

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Mega Drive, EU
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU (Classic Mega Drive)
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Manual
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Manual
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Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Mega Drive, AU

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Mega Drive, Asia
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Manual
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Chinese Manual
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Epilepsy Warning
Mega Drive, CA
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4a3225c0
MD5 ae267331cfe46a61f65f3cbd5abcbe72
SHA-1 b173d388485461b9f8b27d299a014d226aef7aa1
1MB 1992-10 Cartridge (US/EU/JP)

References

  1. File:BatmanReturns MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. GamePro, "September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 27
  4. GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 43
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 25
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mean Machines Sega, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-xx), page 106
  7. 7.0 7.1 MegaTech, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-20), page 34
  8. Hobby Consolas, "Enero 1993" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 24
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 28
  10. Aktueller Software Markt, "Avril 1993" (DE; 1993-03-08), page 19
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-08), page 23
  12. Consoles +, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 102
  13. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 28
  14. Computer & Video Games, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-15), page 90
  15. Computer + Video Giochi, "Gennaio 1993" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 100
  16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5, "" (RU; 200x-xx-xx), page 106
  17. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 25
  18. Game Power, "Marzo 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 72
  19. GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 42
  20. Hippon Super, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-04), page 45
  21. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 80
  22. Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 47
  23. Joker, "Oktober 1993" (SI; 1993-xx-xx), page 22
  24. Joypad, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 70
  25. Joystick, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 201
  26. Mega, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-19), page 42
  27. Mega Action, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-30), page 80
  28. Player One, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-12-10), page 138
  29. Play Time, "4/93" (DE; 1993-03-10), page 104
  30. Power Play, "3/93" (DE; 1993-02-10), page 106
  31. Sega Power, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 58
  32. Sega Pro, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 57
  33. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  34. Sega Zone, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-20), page 48
  35. Sega Force, "1/93" (SE; 1993-01-14), page 8
  36. Sega Force, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-05), page 34
  37. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 16
  38. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  39. Supergame, "Abril 1993" (BR; 1993-04-xx), page 34
  40. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 21
  41. Video Games, "12/92" (DE; 1992-11-23), page 102


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Batman games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Batman (1990) | Batman: Revenge of The Joker (1992) | Batman Returns (1992) | The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995) | Justice League Task Force (1995) | Batman Forever (1995)
Sega Game Gear
Batman Returns (1992) | The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995) | Batman Forever (1995)
Sega Master System
Batman Returns (1993)
Sega Mega-CD
Batman Returns (1993) | The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995)
Pinball
Batman Forever (1995)
Arcade
Sega Saturn
Batman Forever (1996) | Batman & Robin (unreleased)