Batman: The Brave and the Bold
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Feel the boldness of adventure and the bravery of justice as you become Batman and his superhero teammates in the videogame based on your favorite animated TV series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Tread through the exciting terrain of the DC Universe and test your might in this side-scrolling action thrill ride that will take you through crime-filled alleys, strange alien planets, abandoned underground cities, and mysterious island laboratories. Go behind the cowl of the Caped Crusader himself and team up with his superhero friends to solve puzzles, fight dozens of foes, and discover new worlds as you battle to save the day and see if you truly have what it takes to be a superhero!
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2701 in Video Games
- Brand: Warner Bros
- Model: 1000148742
- Published on: 2010-09
- Released on: 2010-09-07
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .60" h x 5.30" w x 7.50" l, 1.00 pounds
- Play alongside your friends as Batman or one of his powerful allies, including Blue Beetle and Robin, or call in the help of other heroes like The Flash and Aquaman to flatten those dastardly villains.
- Jump, swing, and punch through wild worlds including Gotham City, Science Island, London, and the planet Oa.
- Unlock awesome gadgets such as Batarangs, the laser sword, Nth metal knuckles, and more, to accomplish your missions and then extend the fun by replaying episodes with your cool new tools.
- Control Batman's number-one fan, Bat-Mite, with Nintendo DS by linking the Nintendo DS version with the Wii version and have Bat-Mite wreak havoc or fight alongside the superheroes in all the episodes of the Wii version!
- Just like the show, the fun kicks off in the midst of an exhilarating battle, followed by encounters with ever bigger and badder villains like Catwoman, Gorilla Grodd, and more!
Hammers of Justice!
I will review this as a gamer, before I review it as a fan of Batman.
Batman: the Brave and the Bold is a side-scrolling beat'em-up like the countless others that proliferated during the NES/SNES era. Like any gamer, I've learned to be cynical with games that are based off of movies or TV series, but happily that is not the case with Batman:tBatB. This is a good game.
The combat system is simple, but fun. Mashing the A button creates a punch combo, but there are also grabs, throws, jumps, dodges, and heavy attacks, as well as the Dark Knight's arsenal of weapons, that keep fighting bad guys fresh. The game is divided into four large episodes, each with a specific partner (with his own trademark gadgets) that tags along. Each Episode is then broken down into parts. At the beginning of each of these stages, you can choose to play as Batman or his partner. The game was clearly designed with cooperative play in mind. While two players can't hurt each other directly, there are plenty of floating bombs on every level that you can bat towards your partner. If you don't have two players, the computer controls your partner, and while it's not smart enough to dodge traps, it'll never slow you down and is smart enough to know how to fight. At the end of each part of an episode, the stats are tallied, and whoever achieved the most is crowned winner and receives bragging rights.
Along the way, you'll pick up coins that will let you unlock or upgrade gadgets. Certain gadgets can unlock a few different areas inside the episodes. And playing as the Dark Knight or his partner give the game some degree of replay value.
The unfortunate part is that the game is short. You should be able to beat the game in 12-15 hours. Also, this game is only compatible with the "Wii Remote + Nunchuck" Combo. I doesn't allow the Gamecube, Classic Controller, or sideways Wii Remote play. Why? Because some moves need you to move the Wii Remote, and some of the gadgets need you to point at the screen. But, like I said, the gameplay is simple, but fun. Finally, the game only supports local multi-player action, not online multi-player.
As a fan of Batman/DC, this is a really great game. They succeeded in replicating the experience of watching the series. The graphics and story look like they've been lifted straight from the cartoon. They even play the theme song at the start of every episode. Plus getting to play as Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle and Hawkman is awesome. Each episode includes short animation done for the video game. And the witty banter that plays through Blue Beetle and Hawkman's episodes are great fun. And the Alan Scott statue in the Gotham City Park, that's awesomesauce.
This is a good video game. This is a great Batman game. Too bad it's kinda short. But the co-op play, I think really saves it. Definitely rent. Maybe even buy. I own it, and I'm not getting rid of it. Expand your Wii Library today. And remember, "Crime doesn't pay."
Most fun I've had with a game in a LONG time!
If you are reading this and love the series or Batman in general, just stop what you are doing and buy this game now. It's easily worth the 40 bucks. The game is a straight forward beat'em up like in the old days on the SNES and Genesis but the difference here is how they have crafted a world where you feel like you are IN the episodes. From the cut scenes before and after, to the conversations Batman gets into WHILE you are beating up bad guys, to the graphics and art direction. And it's hilarious too. Very easy to get into and just have fun with.
Batman Brave and the Bold on Wii is FUN!
My two oldest boys, who are 10 and 9, had a blast playing this game (I did, too!). I recommed it wholeheartedly. I like the way you share in the health, points, etc. It has enough different combat moves, equipment, etc. to make it lots of fun. The jump-in heroes feature is a great addition. The second player can be a different character than Robin and still gain bonuses without cheating out the primary, first player.
I've not watched the cartoon it is based on as my boys have, but enjoyed the tip-of-the-hat to the original TV series of the 1960's. Overall, I would highly recommend this game!