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.