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  • Apr 16, 2009
Rating:
+5
Ah, the Dark Knight. That towering sentinel, watching over Gotham and protecting her citizenry from the most evil and vile of villains. With his faithful sidekick, Robin, he's a noble guardian, righting wrongs and doing good.


In this game he does all that, in plastic form!

Yes, welcome to Lego Batman, the aptly named companion to such games as Lego Indiana Jones and Lego Star Wars. In this game you play Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, the Joker and a great many other heroes and villains through thirty-plus levels of fun and excitement!

It's all here: the cool gadgets, the colorful characters, the really annoying, repetitive music (you'd better really like Danny Elfman, is all I'm saying), and the nifty vehicles. In fact, unlike the other Lego games, the vehicle levels are some of the most fun!


The game has significantly more depth and unlockables than Lego Indiana Jones, though it's not quite as intense as Lego Star Wars (this is to be expected, given that the latter has many more levels and about twice as many characters). You do, however, get the fun of playing both as heroes and as villains, each with their own overlapping story lines. It's a lot of fun and includes the usual trademark humor we've come to expect of this franchise.

The only real drawback to the game is that there isn't a lot that's new. It's pretty much just the other Lego games with Batman's face drawn on. This isn't a bad thing, but it's worth noting.

Otherwise, a great game, lots of fun and worth every penny!

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review by . July 06, 2009
My son is a huge Lego video game fan, and also a Batman fan, so he had to have this! I got it for him for X-mas, and he still plays it a lot. It is one of his favorites, right up there with Lego Star Wars!
review by . February 12, 2009
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I bought this game not sure what to expect. I have played LEGO Star Wars and Indiana Jones, but on the wii, and I wasn't sure how the game would translate into DS format. I can honestly say - it's a blast!    The game is divided into two sections - the hero section and the villain section. It's a ton of fun to see how the villains play the same level. Different entrances or buttons or tasks, but that all relate back to how the heroes will find things. I will say that much of …
review by . December 28, 2008
We purchased Lego Batman for our kids as a Christmas gift and both our 5-year-old Son and 7-year-old Daughter love it. My Son loves Batman and this game certainly wasn't disappointing. There are so many boards to complete and puzzles to figure out and many different vehicles to drive. There are also unlockable characters so your kids can pick which character to be. This is a sure win with the kids. I have uploaded a few screen shots so you can see more of the game.
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LEGO Batman: The Videogamefor Nintendo DS is the latest video game release from the award-winning team behind theLEGO Star Warsseries. With famous LEGO fun and charm, the game takes you into the world of Gotham City's ultimate crime-fighting hero. Here the one-and-only Caped Crusader comes to life in a completely original storyline that draws its frame of reference from everything from everything Batman from the classic DC comics to cartoons, the TV series, and the current blockbuster movie franchise.

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Gameplay
In the game players will take control of the Dynamic Duo, Batman and Robin, to fight Gotham's City's most notorious criminals including The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Killer Croc and many more. These criminals have broken out of Arkham Asylum and are determined to wreak havoc on Gotham. As a twist on this players will also be able to explore their wicked side and fight their way through the game as the villains, experiencing the game from a completely different point of view with all-new criminal objectives. And in a nod to Batman's famous penchant for gadgets, the game comes loaded with a collection of high-tech suits, gadgets and cutting-edge vehicles. With these players will be able to step into the uniqueLEGO Batmanuniverse to bring super villains to justice - or as the villains, to run amok in Gotham City. The choice is yours.

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ESRB: 10+
Number of Players: -2
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Comics
Developer: Traveller's Tales
Console: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable (PSP), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Release Date: 2008
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