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Batman The Movie - Commodore64
Shadow of the Beast - Commodore64
International Karate + - Commodore64
Xyphoes Fantasy - AmstradCPC
Robocop II - AmstradCPCPlus
Arkanoid II - AmstradCPC
Pang - AmstradCPCPlus
Wrath of the Demon - Commodore64
Night Hunter - AmstradCPC
Barbarian - AmstradCPC
Prince of Persia - SamCoupe
Lemmings - SamCoupe
Draconus - AtariXE
Best on 16bit micro!
Turrican 2 - Amiga
Shadow of the Beast - Amiga
Jim Power - Amiga
Apidya - Amiga
Leander - Amiga
Turrican 2 - AtariST
Project X - Amiga
Super Frog - Amiga
Another World - AtariST
Flashback - Amiga
Toyota Celica GT Rally - Amiga
Toyota Celica GT Rally - AtariST
Wrath Of The Demon - AtariST
Wrath Of The Demon - Amiga
Dark Seed - Amiga
Stardust - AtariSTE
Stardust - Amiga
Banshee - AmigaAGA
Flashback - Archimedes
Star Fighter 3000 - Archimedes
Warlocks - Archimedes
Cannon Fodder - Amiga
Another World - Appleiigs
Turrican 2 - PC
Universe - Amiga
Turrican 3 - Amiga
Hurrican - PC
Tyrian - PC
Super Stardust - AmigaAGA
Cannon Fodder - Archimedes
Dark Seed - PC
Pac-Mania - X68000
Best on 8bit consoles!
Chuck Rock II - MasterSystem
Robocop II - GX4000
Pang - GX4000
Best on 16bit consoles!
Jim Power - snes
Donkey Kong Country - snes
Aladdin - snes
Alien Soldier - Megadrive
Street Fighter 2 - pcengine
Blazing Lazers - pcengine
Raiden - pcengine
Super Star Soldier - pcengine
Best on 32bit consoles!
Best on 128bit consoles!
God Of War - PS2
Resident Evil Zero - GameCube
Gran Turismo 4 - PS2
Black - xbox
Halo Combat Evolved - xbox
Star Fox Adventures - GameCube
SoulCalibur - Dreamcast
Under Defeat - Dreamcast
Soul Calibur 2 - GameCube
Metroid Prime 2 - GameCube
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Metroid Fusion - GBA
Raiden - Lynx
Robocod - GameGear
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Batman The Movie

Batman The Movie
GenreAction Adventure
Developer / PublisherOcean
Media1 x tape
Reviewed byndial
This is a horizontally scrolling arcade game released by Ocean based on the 1989 film of the same name. It was released in 1989 for the Amiga, Atari ST, PC (MS-DOS), Amstrad CPC, Amstrad CPC+, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.
Batman The MovieBatman must save Gotham City from The Joker. The storyline is based on the 1989 movie, featuring 5 levels of great platform action. The game starts at the Axis chemical plant, were Mr Jack Napier became the monster he is... the Joker! Hunt down Napier and fight with his deadly gang in order to success to the next level. Use your fists, kicks, Batarangs and Bat-rope in order to survive. At the second level, Joker is chasing you and has to escape to Batcave using your Batmobile. You should Avoid deadly traps such as police road blocks, incoming traffic other, and believe me is not easy as the gameplay gets frustrating here (hard to control the beast...). There is also a third stage offering mastermind puzzle gameplay.
The CPC+ version was supposed to be a much superior game in terms of graphics and sound compared to the original CPC port, but the overall game design did not offer any advanced techniques here (just some, mentioned below).
Overall a great action adventure game being famous for its well-known Marvel's hero.

The CPC version is quite good in terms of details, colors and sound. The graphics are nicely drawn using bright colors (looking almost identical to the more advanced CPC+ port) but still, the level details look better on the C64 version (offering huge sprites, better scrolling and more accurate colors). Screen area is rather small but fortunately this doesn't make gameplay hard, whilst sprites move quite good being some of the most detailed found on a CPC game. In general the original CPC version was a port from the ZX Spectrum and later, also to the CPC+ (a big mistake for its more advanced successor!) To give you the quality of the enhanced CPC+ color-palette, have a look at the loading screen displaying Batman, which looks like a 16bit screen rather than an 8bit!
The sound features a well composed main menu tune as well as some nice in-game music along with a few sound effects (SFX are missing on the C64 version). Compared to the other 8bit versions, the CPC offers all tunes in stereo (through 3.5" jack) but, the C64 version offers superior in quality tunes here due to its more advance sound generator.
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Amstrad CPC Plus
Hardware information

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128CPU: ZiLOG Z80 4MHZ
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB of RAM depending on the model (capable of being expanded to 512k using memory extension boards)
GRAPHICS: Motorola 6845 address generator, Mode 0: 160x200 / 16 colors, Mode 1: 320x200 / 4 colors, Mode 2: 640x200 / 2 colors, A colour palette of 27 colors was supported
SOUND: The CPC used the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing 3 channels Mono Sound (via internal speaker) but capable to offer Stereo Sound provided through a 3.5 mm headphones jack (with pretty impressive outcome!). Also, it is possible to play back digital sound samples at a resolution of approximately 5bit. This technique is very processor-intensive though.
The Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128 (default) color palette
RGB 27-colors palette (16 on screen)
comment on 2009-09-03 08:09:32
FreddyJoin Date: 2009-09-07
Amstrad had good colors indeed! But C64 was SUPERIOR
comment on 2009-09-03 08:22:27
ndialJoin Date: 2009-06-03
Ok lets say C64 was better in sound but the gfx are still very good on the CPC. :-)
comment on 2009-09-04 07:41:05
FreddyJoin Date: 2009-09-07
I still prefer the commodore version though!
comment on 2009-09-04 07:44:04
FreddyJoin Date: 2009-09-07
Just have a look at the screenshots, and listen to the awesome sound theme on C64!!!
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