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The seedy underworld is crawling with criminals. Even worse - the JOKER is back on top of 'em all! Law and order means nothing... until now! Because BATMAN is here - and the action is hotter than ever! Ear-crunching sound effects. Pulse-quickening music. Graphics that are as hot as 16-bit. And this time, BATMAN hits fast and hard. Flying, leaping, and sliding to attack! And striking at the heart of the JOKER. The CAPED CRUSADER has a totally new arsenal at his command: Batarang, Crossbow, Sonic Neutralizer. He's even got a superfueled jetpack. And even more powerful weapons at the touch of a button. BATMAN has got to use all of his power. Because this world is a very dark place, and you never know where the JOKER is hiding!
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Batman - Return of the Joker Review by: iammanBatman - Return of the JokerBatman is an iconic superhero, and my favorite out of all of the superheros out there. Now a game based off of Batman is a good idea and should be handled with care and precision. And Sunsoft took the idea and made Batman for the Nintendo NES which was a NES classic, and so they followed it up with Batman - Return of the Joker. From what i think, it is an good game for the NES and Sunsoft did a fine job on it. the first Batman game on the NES was more true to the Bat with Punching (or BATMAN'ING they called it) and gadgets. With Return of the Joker, they seem to have tried something different with Batman only using a laser gun, it's really strange to see Batman shooting people rather using his normal methods and his apparent "no gun rule". One thing i don't understand is the level progression. How does Batman go from (level scenery spoiler) the streets of Gotham City to a factory, to an icy field, to an underground facility, to on top of a train, to a base, to a missile testing facility, to a jungle, all the way up to the Joker's hideout, and in the end it shows where you have been this whole time, and everything was done on a small solitary island. AND HIS HIDEOUT LOOKS HUGE! Even though it wasn't that big as a level, and who built it anyway! How does that make any sense!? However nerd rage aside its all something i have to get over.GRAPHICS - 9The graphics are fantastic, and the animation is very fluid. Everything looks dark and edgy, and it looks great (for 8-bit of course). The game also brags about it's superior 16-bit look on the back of the box.SOUND - 9The sound is amazing, fast paced, catchy, and never gets boring! The sound effects are all good, from the explosions to the gunfire, everything sounds great.ADDICTIVENESS - 7I only really play this game whenever i'm bored and bump into it. But it's always fun to replay. No matter how many times i play the game it hardly ever gets old.STORY - 5There isn't too much of a story since this game doesn't use cut-scenes or text to tell you what's going on. But from what i can understand: Joker has escaped from the Arkham Asylum i guess, and is letting loose all the other criminals to do his evil deeds for him. And Batman has to stop them and catch the Joker so Batman can lock him up and let him escape all over again and the cycle continues!DEPTH - 6This game is not all that big, there are only about 12 levels (i could be wrong) and there's nothing to do besides getting through level after level battling boss after boss, it's pretty linear. But it does offer a big selection of upgrades for the Bat's laser gun that are represented as single letters inside circles. You get the weapons from breaking boxes and defeating certain enemies, and you can shoot the upgrades to make them turn into differant upgrades. The upgrades consist of, the B weapon; a rapid-fire gun that locks on to all enemies on screen. The N weapon; a gun that fires a wave-like spray of lasers to cut through enemies. The S weapon; a hard to explain gun that fires straight, North-East and up, all at the same time. The normal weapon; you start with this weapon and all it does is fire straight... hooray. And the C weapon; it fires one big laser that can destroy almost any enemy in one hit, it's not very useful during boss fights since you can only fire 1 laser at a time, unlike all the other upgrades in the game. And then there's the blank item, it just looks like an empty circle and you get these items from defeating special enemies. If you collect about 8 of these blank circle things then Batman turns into a golden, invincible behemoth that never stops firing his gun. And it lasts about 7 seconds and once that's over, you have to collect 8 more blank things to do it again. I don't really know how to go into more detail about the game.DIFFICULTY - 8This game is pretty hard. (Not nearly as hard as the other NES Batman game also made by Sunsoft, simply called Batman) Most of the time, you die normally, but other times you get killed because you got hit by some enemy laser and you get launched and fly into a bottomless pit. Other than that, most of your deaths will be cause just by level design and jumping/falling into a spike trap. But really, this game can be frustrating, but it's a good challenge.OVERALL - 7.6
Batman - Return of the Joker is a underrated NES game that i will never forget playing. Every time i play it, it is very fun and challenging. The sound effects are a blast, and the graphics and game play are top notch. Although it's not very long, and it can be really awkward, it is a stellar game, and i think everyone should play it, and have a great time.
The Joker lives again in SunSoft's sequel to their NES original. The Joker has somehow managed to escape from Arkham Asylum once again, and Batman must fight him across seven stages to restore peace to Gotham City.
Batman carries a gauntlet shooting basic bullets by default. This can be upgraded with weapon powerups located in boxes throughout the level, giving access to homing and energy weapons. Every upgrade weapon can be charged up for a secondary attack, different for each weapon. Batman also has a slide useful against most enemies and some bosses.
Boss fights introduce a system where life is measured by points instead of tick marks or bars. In these sections, Batman has significantly more health, and can take many more hits when rumbling with these stronger foes.
Levels include a snowy landscape, moving train, military base, and sewers. Two levels require you to run and dodge explosions while vehicles keep pace in the background. Some levels also have Batman activate a jetpack and play through a short side-scrolling shooter.
This game is one of the few Batman games that was not based directly on a movie or television series.
Overall 8.8 Graphics 8 Sound 9 Addictive 7 Story 4.5 Depth 5.5 Difficulty 8.5
7.6Batman - Return of the Joker iamman
Batman is an iconic superhero, and my favorite out of all of the superheros out there. Now a game ba...
Graphics 9 Sound 9 Addictive 7 Story 5 Depth 6 Difficulty 8
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At the title screen, press and hold Start + A to unlock the sound test mode
Level 1-2 MDRR
Level 2-1 NMLL
Level 2-2 NWKL
Level 3-1 LGZQ
Level 3-2 GPTW
Level 4-1 GNXF
Level 4-2 KHCN
Level 5-1 QGVN
Level 5-2 WBZT
Level 6-1 FFHG
Level 6-2 CKQG
Level 7-1 GPZT
SZXZONSE Protection from enemy bullets
SZSZKXSE Protection from collisions
SXSATXSE Protection from "electric grids"
AEXILGZA Start with 1 life
GVXILGZA Start with 100 lives
GAVXVLZA Each Backpack Energy Capsule counts as two
AAVXVLZE Each Backpack Energy Capsule counts as four
AAKOPIZA Invincibility lasts until next stage
GEOSPKVN Start with 7 Backpack Energy Capsules instead of none
GEOSTKTA Start game with 3 life increments instead of 8.
GASOTOTA Continue game with 3 life increments instead of 8.
SZXSZSVK Infinite lives
GXEUIOSE Don't get stunned when hit
AEUUAPGA + GXKLAOKE Stand your ground!
With the last code, you may get stuck or die if you knock back into a wall
VNULTONN + PEUUGPAA Intense knock-back when hit!
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