All good geek anyone worth their salt will agree that Batman is one of the best superheroes in history. If not the most because, unlike all the others, it is the one that has inspired the most films and series over the last 70 years. And of course, we will agree that it is the one with the best games in the 80s, 90s, 2000s and 2010s. Right?
Throughout the different generations of consoles, DC’s Caped Crusader has made sure we don’t miss him, starring in many titles that they have adapted, both Tim Burton’s films from the 80s and 90s and the following ones (George Clooney, Val Kilmer and co.) and the comics themselves, which are turning 84 years old at this time. There it is nothing.
The best games of the 90s
And to celebrate that September 9th, today, is Batman Day, we bring you the best games that the character starred in in the 90s. The decade of 8 and 16-bit consoles, PlayStation, Saturn, 3DO and arcades, which were still part of the interactive entertainment of video games. Obviously. Place each of these titles in the order that best suits you, we have not left them like this as an index of importance since all of them, in some way, left their mark on the fans of the DC hero.
By the way, the sensational batman from Sunsoft for NES we have not added it because it came out in 1989, but technically it is also one of the best Dark Knight games that came out in those years… so write that down too.
Here you have the rest…
Batman The Movie (Arcade)
We start with this classic for arcade machines from the 90s. In this title that adapted with greater or lesser fidelity the events of Tim Burton’s film we will have to make our way through a series of levels in which we will beat all the villains those we meet. If you are fans of that movie, you can’t miss it.
Batman Returns (SNES/MD)
As you will see throughout this list, the Batman movies of the 90s had very good video game adaptations. In the case of Tim Burton’s second film, it was a leap in quality compared to its predecessor, since it opted for a better technical section and a somewhat more polished gameplay, although it did not vary too much either.
Batman Returns (Mega CD)
This second film starring Michael Keaton had really good adaptations to consoles. The peculiarity that differentiates this version from others is that in some sections we could control the Batmobile itself, functioning as small segments that remind us of the racing titles of the time.
Batman Forever (Arcade)
Batman and company’s relationship with arcade machines has been really good over the years. This is the case of the first film directed by Joel Schumacher, whose video game adaptation had many similarities with the fighting games of the time. Even the technical section looked suspiciously similar.
The Adventures of Batman & Robin (SNES/MD)
Although the Batman movies had very good video game adaptations, the animated series from the same era is not far behind either, with graphics that were surprisingly faithful to what was seen on television and that was fun in a way that few games of the character are. Very, very recommended.
and you? What’s your favorite Batman game from the ’90s?