Batman: The Caped Crusader

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Batman: The Caped Crusader
Batman: The Caped Crusader
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Developer(s) Special FX Software Ltd
Publisher(s) Ocean Software
Platform(s) Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) 1988
Genre(s) Action adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action adventure game developed by Special FX Software (Jonathan Smith, Zach Townsend, Charles Davies, and Keith Tinman) and published by Ocean Software for 8-bit home computers such as the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 and by Data East for other platforms such as the Apple II, Commodore Amiga, and PC in 1988.[1]


Screen from the Amiga version of Batman: The Caped Crusader

It was an arcade adventure, using comic book style panels to show the action. In this game, Batman is faced with two of his most well-known adversaries, the Penguin and the Joker. The game is split into two different parts, one for each villain. These parts are separate and can be played in any order. Batman uses punches and kicks and his batarang (a thrown weapon) in order to fight the villains' henchmen as well as solving puzzles.

On its original release, Your Sinclair awarded it 9 out of 10,[2] praising the colorful and expressive graphics and the inclusion of two separate adventures. Computer Gaming World also gave a positive review, praising the graphics, particularly the Atari ST's graphics over the C64's. However, it was noted the game emphasizes mazes and puzzles over beating up bad guys, and as such did not quite meet expectations.[3]

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  1. ^ Batman the Caped Crusader at World of Spectrum
  2. ^ Berkmann, Marcus (January 1989). "Batman: The Caped Crusader review". Your Sinclair (37). Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  3. ^ Wilson, David M. (June 1989), "Caped Crusader Combats Crime", Computer Gaming World, pp. 20–21 

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