Batman NES and its awesome soundtrack

When people ask what NES games are underappreciated, Batman by Sunsoft generally hits the top of my list.  Nowadays, as in a year or so ago, I think more people have become pretty aware of this action/platformer that debuted around the time of the first Tim Burton film, but go back 5 or 10 years ago, and Batman lined the bottom of every flea market bargain bin I’d go to. 

Not to say it has any rarity value or anything, because it doesn’t.  Sorry collectors!

I do think more people are aware of this being a decent to above average title for the NES though, but my primary reason for loving the game?  The completely kick ass soundtrack.  I’m positive that I like just about every tune in this game, enough so that it’s been put on an iPod or two at least.  So, allow me to provide some examples from the hallowed halls of Youtube!

This is probably the best, and quickest example of the highlights from the soundtrack.  That Gotham Streets bit, the third or so tune you here, is fantastic, and right up there with Megaman 2 Dr. Wily Stage 1, or Ducktale’s Moon segment as the best NES has to offer music-wise.  And hell, it’s actually fun to play, but notoriously challenging. 

So, next time you’re browsing through a pile of used NES games, and you see Batman there, don’t write it off as another licensed piece of crap from the old Nintendo library.  There’s actually a good game stored inside that grey little cartridge.

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