The Caped Crusader has long suffered a mixed history when it comes to video games. Some are good, and some are bad. Some, like Batman Forever, are downright horrible. Probe and Acclaim managed to distinguish themselves by making a terrible game across multiple platforms, and the Game Gear version is part of that unfortunate line.
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Most people avoid licensed movie games like the law on a weekend. Acclaim’s Judge Dredd is a good example why. It tried hard to emulate the movie it’s licensed from, and it did it perfectly; both suck. Read the full review for all the sorry details.
As a franchise, fewer characters have stronger legs than Batman. After twenty years, the fact that people are still looking forward to a new game featuring the Caped Crusader (Arkham Asylum looks incredible) is simply astonishing, considering just how spotty ol’ Batsy’s record has been. Back in the 16-bit era, Sega itself dove into the Batcave with both a cartridge and CD release of Batman Returns, and whether or not it landed on its head is still the subject of much-heated forum debates. We’ve a full review of the Sega CD version, so read on and remember, they’re flying mammals, not rodents!
Fans don’t know whether to cheer or cringe whenever something new is announced regarding Superman. The same could probably be said for most hero outings, although the incredible Iron Man and The Dark Knight have thankfully gone quite a ways towards reversing that sad trend. There was a time, however, when gamers would eagerly wade into the newest releases, ever hoping that each would be the one to set the standard. Sunsoft’s Superman isn’t such a game because its potential is cancelled out by repetitive level design and uninspired gameplay. Even so, it might be worth checking out for fans of Big Blue. Look! Up on the site! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s our full review!
Many people believe that DC Comics jumped the shark with the Death of Superman storyline. We all know that flagship comic book characters never stay dead (Jean Grey and Captain America, anyone?), but the completely silly way in which the writers handled Supes’ “death” and return was enough to make issue #75 of Superman end up less valuable than a square of used Cottonelle. The Sunsoft Genesis game was almost as bad, and it had few redeeming qualities as a beat-’em-up. Hey, at least it wasn’t as bad as Marvel’s Spider-Man clone saga…