The Adventures of Batman and Robin is a variety of different games. The SNES version was a traditional side scrolling action game whereas the Genesis version was a two player game that played like a shooter. But instead of using guns, Batman and Robin used Batarangs and other assortment of projectiles to take out their foes. The Sega CD version consists of just Batmobile levels.
The Super NES Version
The Adventures of Batman and Robin was originally titled "Batman: The Animated Series" after the show. But since the show got a name change, the game was delayed and then renamed to what it is called today and Robin was added as an NPC. Despite his appearance in the game, Robin is not a playable character. Each level was remotely based off episodes of the series and shared dialogue and moments from them. Before each level you are allowed to pick from a variety of different weapons.
The SNES version had 8 levels:
Level 1: Amused to Death
The Joker and Harley Quinn broadcast a television message to Batman inviting him to meet them at The Joker's Funhouse.
Boss: The Joker
Based on the episode(s): Christmas with the Joker, Be A Clown
Level 2: No Green Peace
Bizarre things are occurring at the forest in Gotham City suburban district there's only one person who would do such a thing. In this level, Batman cannot use his fists, Bat Stars and Bat Explosives since there are only women enemies.
Boss: Poison Ivy
Based on the episode(s): Pretty Poison, Eternal Youth
Level 3: Fowl Play
There has been a break-in at the Gotham City Museum and it's up to Batman & Robin to find the person responsible for this. Unfortunately, Robin is not a playable character in this level.
Based on the episode(s): TBC
Level 4: Tale of the Cat
Batman is doing his nightly routine in the streets of Gotham City when he stumbles upon a familiar cat burglar lurking around.
Based on the episode(s): The Cat and The Claw part I
Level 5: Trouble in Transit
Two-Face has just robbed a bank and it's making his escape. Make him pay!
Based on the episode(s): Two-Face part II
Level 6: Perchance to Scream
Based on the episode(s): Nothing To Fear
Level 7: Riddle Me This
Boss: The Riddler
Based on the episode(s): If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?, What Is Reality?
Level 8: The Gauntlet
Bosses: The Joker
Based on the episode(s): Trial (loosely based)
The Genesis/ Mega Drive Version
The Sega Genesis version was a run 'n' gun game. Instead of using guns Batman and Robin used Batarangs. Levels would be swarming with enemies and you must "shoot" them to defeat them. If you get up close to an enemy then the heroes with either punch or kick them instead of throwing a Batarang. Some levels you would play in a Batwing moving from the left to the right shooting down anything in your path. The plot featured Mr. Freeze wanting to freeze Gotham . In the process he released Joker, Two-Face, and Mad Hatter out of Arkham Asylum an attempt to distract Batman and Robin from his intentions. The Genesis version consists of four levels:
A Two-Sided Story
- Happy Birthday to Me!
- Two Face's Airship
- Large Ship
Snow in July?
- Giant Cat
- Giant Doll
The Sega CD Version
The Sega CD version was a 3D driving adventure with levels comprising only of driving the Batmobile and Batplane from point A to point B - shooting enemy vehicles along the way. The CD version was well known of having over 16 minutes of original animated footage created purely for the game with no involvement from Warner Bros. Animation. These cutscenes would later be known as 'The Lost Episode' from the animated series. All the principal voice actors from the series like Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Loren Lester, Arleen Sorkin and John Glover reprised their roles. The only thing missing from the source material was the original score by Danny Elfman and Shirley Walker. The game instead used its own "synth rock" style music which most fans found them to be out of place.
- Poison Ivy
- The Riddler
- Harley Quinn
- The Joker
- Rupert Thorne