Details: Product description Based on the direct-to-video release of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, this eponymous title is quite simply one of the worst superhero video games ever made--which means, considering how awful entries in this genre tend to be, that it's pretty darn bad. Contrary to the futuristic theme of the Batman Beyond cartoon series, this pathetic effort is hopelessly dated in terms of gameplay--which is of the side-scrolling brawler variety--as well as graphics and sound, both of which would have been barely passable on the last generation of video game systems. And, given this relic's clumsy, unintuitive controls, even retro video game fans will have a hard time stomaching this one. --Joe Hon Pros: Features Batman Beyond characters and artwork Cons: Ridiculously dated gameplay, graphics, and sound Clumsy, unintuitive controls Amazon.com In this game, which is based on the animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, you take the role of Dark Knight, Batman of the future, to save Gotham City from the Joker. This side-scrolling game features hand-to-hand combat--also, you can explore the 16 levels in four gothic worlds to find ways to sneak up on your enemies. Use five different Batsuits, including attack, defense, and high jump--and use 10 Batman Gadgets, including Magnetic Nun Chaku, smoke bombs, Dark Knight Shield, retractable wings, and Dark Knight Discus. Take care of the Joker's henchmen, then do battle with the Clown Prince of Crime himself.
Publisher: UBI Soft