Batman - The Movie
Subsequent to the previous post, I felt that I should say something about another Batman game that I had back in the day; Batman - The Movie.
This was very different in style to that of The Caped Crusader game as it was a clear cut platformer, albeit with the odd driving level here and there. As I recall it didn’t have any music accompanyment (at least, not the ZX Spectrum version which I had) leaving only the basic sound effects for atmosphere.
The lack of any music did not lessen my enjoyment of the game, in fact at the time it was one of my favourite games to play. Despite the very primitive colour scheme, the gameplay was where the game excelled.
As you moved Batman through the levels you could use his batarang to grab ledges to move up to higher levels, although you could also use it to swing across to the other side of the screen. I remember finding this swinging action really enjoyable as it gave the game a kind of complexity that was not often seen in other titles around that time. I don’t know if this was a ridiculously difficult motion to program back in those days, but I thank the programmers for putting in that hard work.

Batman - The Movie

Subsequent to the previous post, I felt that I should say something about another Batman game that I had back in the day; Batman - The Movie.

This was very different in style to that of The Caped Crusader game as it was a clear cut platformer, albeit with the odd driving level here and there. As I recall it didn’t have any music accompanyment (at least, not the ZX Spectrum version which I had) leaving only the basic sound effects for atmosphere.

The lack of any music did not lessen my enjoyment of the game, in fact at the time it was one of my favourite games to play. Despite the very primitive colour scheme, the gameplay was where the game excelled.

As you moved Batman through the levels you could use his batarang to grab ledges to move up to higher levels, although you could also use it to swing across to the other side of the screen. I remember finding this swinging action really enjoyable as it gave the game a kind of complexity that was not often seen in other titles around that time. I don’t know if this was a ridiculously difficult motion to program back in those days, but I thank the programmers for putting in that hard work.

3 years ago  #batman #programming #the movie #video game #zx spectrum #gaming  2 notes

Batman - The Caped Crusader

This was an early game that had a visual style which was different to anything else i’ve seen to date. It was done in a comic book style whereby each scene was placed within a bubble, and when you walked off screen the next scene would pop up in a new bubble on at the forefront. The previous screen would still be visible underneath in a lower opacity, it was a good shot at a comic style game.

The music by Fred Gray was also memorable for me, in particular the 4-bar intro. It’s these very small things that lead to greater inspiration in subsequent works.

3 years ago  #C64 #Fred Gray #batman #caped crusader #comic style #commodore #music #video game #gaming  1 note