Batman 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.