Well, SEGA CD Month – Hell, this year – has come to an end. Before we call it a night, the bat, the cat and the penguin have something to show us; Batman Returns. While the movie split both critics and audiences, this game has been met with praise due to it’s impressive pseudo-3D graphics, exciting gameplay and kick-ass soundtrack….
But is there more hiding beneath that cowl? Let’s take a peek.
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14 responses to “SEGA CD Month – My Life With SEGA returns with Batman Returns”
Yet another great review 😉
Thanks, Kevin-N. I appreciate it.
I always enjoy your video’s, Keep up the good work.
Thank you, kind sir. I hope you dig what I have in store for February. I’m doing nothing but imports.
Well done! I remember having this game back in the day. It made me excited for Sega CD ports cuz I could see how they could be greatly improved. Too bad lazy developers didn’t do more with it.
I agree. The SEGA CD was a reasonably powerful machine. It’s a real shame more developers didn’t take advantage of the hardware and storage space.
At least we got some great games though.
Cool review, and great month of SEGA CD!
Thanks, bro. I really wanted to review Sonic CD and The Terminator, but had to put ’em off for a bit.
Another spot on review – in my eyes this is the best racer of the 16 bit generation and just showed what the Mega CD could really do . Such a same SEGA never used the Mega CD to port its classic scalers with this engine :(.
BTW imo Terminator is quite crap on the Mega CD
I appreciate the kind words, but I wouldn’t classify these driving stages under “racer”. Fails to meet the criteria slightly.
The Terminator is a basic side-scroller, though its control is solid, beautiful visuals and great fuckin’ music. Like Batman Returns, it’s a marked improvement over the Genesis game, or any one of those horrid Nintendo titles.
I beat the genesis version back in the day……arent those driving levels on par with the n64s cruisin’ usa?or am i wearin’ my sunny memory goggles?
I haven’t played Cruisin’ USA in so long, I can’t say. Kudos to you for beating the Genesis version. I lack patience. LOL!
I don’t see why you can’t class Batman as an racer, people do it for Sonic all star racing and wipeout even though you shoot stuff . Batman Returns is still a timed check point racer at its heart and to me one of the best ever made and tbh I just found Terminator on the Mega CD a massive yet down . Just being better than the Cart version isn’t saying much
I can’t because it doesn’t really meet the criteria for me. Yeah, you can blast your opponents in Sonic All-Stars Racing and Wipeout (love Wipeout, by the way), but that’s not why I wouldn’t classify Batman Returns as a racer. With Batman Returns, you have to destroy a set amount of enemies within a certain amount of time in order to progress to the next stage. If you fail, the game is over. Action is what pushes the game forward; not whether or not you complete so many laps in 1st or 2nd place. With All-Stars and Wipeout, shooting your fellow racers is optional. You can win the race without firing a shot, because racing is the primary focus. Action is the primary focus in Batman Returns. You can’t win a stage or the level itself without blowing the fuck outta’ everything. That’s me though.
As for The Terminator on SEGA CD, that’s enough for me. It’s side-scrolling action with fairly large environments that are full detail and movement, the action’s fun and well animated, music is awesome….that’s all I really wanted. Admittedly, the boss battles are very easy and I would’ve liked a driving stage or two where Reese has to throw pipe-bombs at the T-100, but those are my only complaints. I wanted a good action side-scroller; nothing more. That’s what I got. Yes, they could’ve done more, but I enjoy what I have very much. As long as I’m enjoying myself I’m happy. Hehe.