Series Game Grumps
Console NES
Episodes 4
Playlist Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh GAME GRUMPS. GAME GRUMPS.
Run October 18, 2013 - October 21, 2013
Status (Nearly) Complete!

  Batman is a NES game, and is the sixteenth game played by Danny and Arin on Game Grumps.


  1. The Purple Crusader
  2. Batman Does Things
  3. Immediate Boss Battle
  4. Killing Joke

Game informationEdit

Batman is a platform game developed by Sunsoft for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy, loosely based on the 1989 film of the same name. It contains five levels based on the movie culminating in a showdown with the Joker in the bell tower of Gotham Cathedral. It was received well despite changes from the movie it was based upon. Sunsoft followed up the release of Batman with Batman: Return of the Joker.

The game has a feature that was unusual to side-scrolling platform games at the time, largely to the NES itself. Unlike Sunsoft's Batman for the Mega Drive/Genesis, Batman has the ability to wall jump, which is reminiscent of Ryu Hayabusa's wall scaling in Ninja Gaiden. He is also able to use three projectile weapons: the batarang, dirk, and bat speargun, which are powered by pellet cartridges. The bosses in the game are Killer Moth, a device known as the Machine Intelligence System, the Electrocutioner, a machine known as the Dual-Container Alarm, Firebug, and the Joker.

While Batman and Batman: The Caped Crusader were not based on a movie, this game was. The prototype version of the game had some significant differences, such as a 1UP icon and entirely different cut-scenes. The game's last boss was Firebug and there was no Joker boss. Instead, Batman defeats the Joker in the ending cut-scene. The cut-scenes' art style were mainly inspired by Batman: The Killing Joke and some panels of the book were even translated in the cut-scenes.

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  • This is the first Batman game played on Game Grumps.
  • This is the third game that they almost finished, but lost to the final boss, with the first two being Mike Tyson's Punch-Out! and Jackal.

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