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Batman Returns
Game Code: BJ Genre: Fighting/ Brawler
US Title: Batman Returns US Publisher: Konami
Japan Title: Batman Returns Japan Publisher: Konami
Title in Kanji: Title in Kana: バットマンリターンズ
European Title: Batman Returns Europe Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: none
Save: none

Batman Returns is a Final Fight style game, based on the hit movie. It has fairly good graphics, and is not bad if you like brawlers.

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The Caped Crusader returns in this 1992 beat 'em up based on Tim Burton's hollywood hit Batman Returns. Konami does a wonderful job in translating the artistic style of the original film into SNES form, and enjoys the amenity of having the original film's music. For a beat 'em up, this game can be quite challenging at times, but is one of the better Batman games available. The game features several cutscenes, a Batmobile chase level, and five different levels of difficulty. - J.D. Smith


Prototypes

Region Cart/PCB scan Dump Status State of Completion Source Notes Details
US no dumped near final prototype cart Only minor changes from the final version. Though found in Japan, more likely a US prototype link
Japan yes undumped unknown prototype cart Probably near final. link
Japan yes undumped unknown prototype cart Probably near final. link
PAL yes undumped unknown prototype cart Probably final. link

Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Americas USA SNS-BJ-USA regular release link
Asia Japan SHVC-BJ regular release link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SNS-BJ-0 (front) USA 9306 SHVC-1A0N-10 D411A There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips
SHVC-BJ-0 (front) Japan 9303 SHVC-1A0N-20 D411A There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips

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Box information

Region Country Serial Code Notes Front Scan Back Scan
Americas USA SNS-BJ-USA regular release link link

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Reviews

Catfish_82 - 95

Screenshots

Screenshots (25)

Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, Summer CES '92 (shown at CES), Publication date: August 1992, Volume: 39, Pages: 59
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch - Gossip Galore (says it is still in development), Publication date: October 1992, Volume: 41, Pages: 113
  • Nintendo Power, Poster, Publication date: November 1992, Volume: 42, Pages: -
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch (preview - shows a very early screenshot of the game), Publication date: November 1992, Volume: 42, Pages: 112

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