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Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin

  • Platform: Genesis (Sega Genesis)
  • Abbreviation: TAOBAR
  • Display name: The Adventures of Batman and Robin
  • Goodtools name: Adventures of Batman & Robin, The
  • In group: DC Comics
The Genesis/Mega Drive version of this game is a run 'n' gun where both Batman and Robin must stop Mr. Freeze from freezing Gotham City. In order to keep the duo busy, he also frees the Joker, Two-Face and the Mad Hatter, each with their own agenda. The Joker celebrates his birthday wreaking havoc in Gotham and stealing diamonds, Two-Face tries to take over the city from above, and the Mad Hatter is creating a robot army in his surreal lair.

The game can be played two-player simultaneous with one player as Batman and the other as Robin. Both characters play identically and both use melee attacks as well as batarangs, bolas, or shuriken in long-range attacks. There are four levels consisting of several stages and ending in a boss fight. In some levels the game switches to a side-scrolling shooter, in which the players must control the Batwings.

The game also features a dark electronica-styled soundtrack by Jesper Kyd.

#22158252089463586 - TAOBAR, 1-4 finished
Batman and Robin, The Adventures of (JU) [!] - 1-4 boss dead 18630.gmv (57.4kB gmv movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2015-04-16 21:14:39 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
In 05:26.87 [19587 frames], 11279 rerecords)
5264 views, 807 downloads
Balloon nightmares. Batman and Robin take turns. Just watch it.

I considered switching to red weapon for Batman, since Red 5 has a very strong charged attack (240 per attack, same damage as charged Red 7) but the Joker spends too much time at the edges of the screen, so it isn't worth it. Too many projectiles will miss and the charge is gone pretty soon after the fight starts anyway. Went with Green 6 instead.

Curiously it's better to charge up Batman with the lower level weapon Green 6 instead of Robin with Green 7 for the boss.

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#16401811903468453 - TAOBAR, 1-3 finished
Batman and Robin, The Adventures of (JU) [!] - 1-3 boss 3 11405.gmv (35.5kB gmv movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2014-07-31 15:24:39 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
In 03:22.03 [12106 frames], 8534 rerecords)
5968 views, 700 downloads
2161 frames ahead of test movie, which means around 521 frames were saved in this level. The test movie ends here, so no more comparisons are possible after this.

Switching to the green weapon turns out to have been the right choice. It loses a few frames on the first boss appearance but more than makes up for it in the other two appearances.

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#16023971691581508 - TAOBAR, 1-2 finished
Batman and Robin, The Adventures of (JU) [!] - 1-2 completed.gmv (25.4kB gmv movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2014-07-14 15:01:24 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
In 02:24.14 [8637 frames], 6538 rerecords)
5990 views, 611 downloads
1640 frames ahead of test movie, which means around 470 frames were saved in this level.
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#15046649006587311 - TAOBAR, 1-1 subboss finished
Batman and Robin, The Adventures of (JU) [!].gmv (17.5kB gmv movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2014-05-31 14:41:12 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
In 01:39.26 [5948 frames], 4792 rerecords)
6152 views, 615 downloads
All three phases of the subboss finished. 1172 frames ahead of test movie. Onward to level 1-2.
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#14737566844594077 - TAOBAR, 1-1 subboss start
Batman and Robin, The Adventures of (JU) [!] - 1-1 subboss start.gmv (14.4kB gmv movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2014-05-17 16:36:58 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
In 01:21.89 [4907 frames], 3740 rerecords)
6134 views, 688 downloads
Finished two more lock screens, now at subboss for 1-1.
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#14164733364724597 - HUD display for The Adventures of Batman and Robin v3
TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobin.lua (7.27kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2014-04-21 21:28:14 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
6230 views, 609 downloads
Some minor updates
  • Changed output of enemies which are outside the screen in both X and Y direction, so the numbers do not overlap each other.
  • Changed weapon levels to start at 1 instead of 0
  • Moved charge status to be on top of charge meter since Robin's charge status was obscured by the recording icon in Gens
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#14164670741047069 - TAOBAR, 1-1 fourth scroll lock start
Batman and Robin, The Adventures of (JU) [!] - 1-1 fourth scroll lock start.gmv (9.59kB gmv movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2014-04-21 21:24:10 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
In 00:54.25 [3251 frames], 2813 rerecords)
6189 views, 662 downloads
The Adventures of Batman and Robin, or TAOBAR

Finished second and third scroll lock. At start of fourth scroll lock. After this, another weapon upgrade to manipulate into being red, and final fifth scroll lock, then boss.

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#11501746348848149 - HUD display for The Adventures of Batman and Robin v2
TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobin.lua (2.57kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2013-12-22 23:11:16 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
6616 views, 618 downloads
Some more changes:
  - moved the position and speed info to the right, so that it is not hidden below the "State X saved/loaded".
  - changed the colors to match Batman and Robin.
  - changed the way position subpixels are presented: one byte rather than two bytes, actual value rather than rounded decimal.
  - did not change the speed to the same format, even though I wanted to, because of binary representation of negative numbers.
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#11429271374803498 - HUD display for The Adventures of Batman and Robin
TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobin.lua (2.29kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2013-12-19 16:51:13 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
6625 views, 618 downloads
Some additions and changes to the script by feos and r57shell. - emu.registerafter changed to gui.register. This means that the HUD is shown also on the frame a state is loaded. - X positions in pixels:subpixels added at top of screen, for movement comparisons.
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#11346644702737782 - Testing canceling of melee attacks
Adventures of Batman & Robin, The (USA) - melee tests.gmv (17.7kB gmv movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2013-12-15 23:32:48 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
In 01:40.3 [6010 frames], 8345 rerecords)
6707 views, 671 downloads
Testing canceling of melee attacks and finding a pattern to include a charged shot.

Continues from RT 55J's level 1 testrun and replaces the second part of the boss, when it's stationary. Only Batman is used.

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#11123334719078501 - The Adventures of Batman and Robin, RAM watch
The Adventures of Batman and Robin.wch (747B Memory watch file)
Uploaded 2013-12-05 22:10:58 by Truncated (19 files)
For Genesis The Adventures of Batman and Robin (11 files)
6716 views, 707 downloads
Various addresses for boss HP, player positions (not sure which one is the "true" position), player 1 speed and subpixel speed, and player 1 and 2 weapon strength.
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