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Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame is a 2010 video game based on the comic book character Batman and the television cartoon series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. It was developed by WayForward Technologies and distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released on September 7, 2010, for the Wii and Nintendo DS.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame
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Wii cover art
Developer(s)WayForward Technologies
Publisher(s)Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Composer(s)Jake Kaufman
Michael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis
Kristopher Carter
Platform(s)Wii, Nintendo DS
Release
  • NA: September 7, 2010
  • AU: September 9, 2010
  • EU: September 24, 2010
Genre(s)Beat 'em up, Platform
Mode(s)Single-player video game, multiplayer

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GameplayEdit

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Videogame is a side-scroller beat 'em up[1]/platformer with 2D animated visuals based on those of the cartoon series. Each level is presented as an episode and features Batman teaming up with one of several superheroes, including Plastic Man, Robin, Green Lantern and Aquaman, to stop various supervillains.[2] Players have access to several gadgets and can also summon another Jump-In Hero to perform a powerful attack.[3] As the enemies are defeated, coins can be collected. They can be used to upgrade the various gadgets, making them more powerful.[4]

The Nintendo DS version is a single-player game in which the player switches control between Batman and the available hero, using each of their abilities to progress through each level. Players with both versions of the game can control Bat-Mite in the Wii version via Nintendo DS connectivity.[3]

DevelopmentEdit

The video game was developed under the direction of Adam Tierney, while working closely with Warner Bros. Animation. When pitching the idea to Warner Bros., they framed it as a 'playable cartoon'.[5] The intent was to replace extended cut-scenes with exhaustive dialogue in lieu of over 400 pages of quips and gags, and the occasional plot beat, that played out during the gameplay.[6]

Voice castEdit

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DSWii
1UP.comN/AB+[8]
DestructoidN/A8/10[9]
Game InformerN/A8.5/10[10]
GameProN/A     [11]
GameSpot7.5/10[12]7/10[13]
GameTrailersN/A7.5/10[14]
GameZone6.5/10[15][16]6/10[17]
IGN7.5/10[18]6.5/10[19]
JoystiqN/A     [20]
Nintendo Life          [21]          [22]
Nintendo PowerN/A7/10[23]
Nintendo World Report8.5/10[24]N/A
ONMN/A83%[25]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings73.77%[26]73.21%[27]
Metacritic74/100[16]70/100[28]

GameRankings gave the game a score of 73% for the Wii version[27] and 74% for the DS version;[26] while Metacritic gave it a score of 70 out of 100 for the Wii version[28] and 74 out of 100 for the DS version.[16]

IGN gave the Wii version a score of 6.5, saying it's too repetitive for $40,[19] while the DS version received a score of 7.5, saying "it won't last long, but it's satisfying."[18] 1UP.com gave the Wii version a B+ rank, saying "while it errs a bit too much toward simplicity, The Brave And The Bold is a great family-friendly Batman game."[8] GameSpot gave the Wii version a 7, calling it entertaining, if lacking challenge.[13] GameTrailers gave the game a score of 7.5.[14] GameSpot also awarded this game an award for "Best Use of a Creative License" in 2010.[29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schreier, Jason (2010-09-30). "BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD REVIEW". GamesRadar+. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  2. ^ Ebenezer, Samuel (2010-09-07). "'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' videogame kicks DS into gear". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  3. ^ a b "Batman: The Brave And The Bold Video Game, Launch Trailer". GameTrailers. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  4. ^ Fahey, Mike (2010-09-07). "Batman: The Brave And The Bold Review: Bat-Mite Makes Right". Kotaku. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  5. ^ Lafferty, Michael (2010-09-02). "Creating "Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Videogame"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  6. ^ Goellner, Caleb (2010-08-10). "GAME DESIGNER ADAM TIERNEY TALKS 'BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD THE VIDEOGAME'". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  7. ^ a b c d e f Robison, Seth (2010-08-26). "Boss Says BATMAN: BRAVE & BOLD Game is Just Like the Show". Newsarama. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  8. ^ a b Nguyen, Thierry (2010-09-07). "Batman: The Brave And The Bold Wii Review". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  9. ^ "Review: Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Wii)". Destructoid. September 7, 2010. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  10. ^ Marie, Meagan (2010-09-07). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame". Game Informer. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  11. ^ Noble, McKinley (2010-09-24). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Wii)". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  12. ^ McShea, Tom (2010-09-09). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
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  14. ^ a b "Batman: The Brave And The Bold Video Game, Review". GameTrailers. 2010-09-10. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  15. ^ Bakehorn, Cliff (2010-10-15). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold (DS) review". GameZone. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
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  17. ^ GameZone Staff (2010-09-22). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold review". GameZone. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  18. ^ a b Hilary Goldstein (2010-09-07). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold DS Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  19. ^ a b Jack DeVries (2010-09-07). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold Review". IGN. Archived from the original on 2010-09-09. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  20. ^ Hayward, Andrew (2010-09-07). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold review: the lighter side of the Dark Knight". Engadget (Joystiq). Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  21. ^ Dillard, Corbie (2010-09-09). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold (DS) Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  22. ^ Wahlgren, Jon (2010-09-15). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Wii) Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  23. ^ "Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame (Wii)". Nintendo Power. 260: 89. November 2010.
  24. ^ Ronaghan, Neal (2010-10-03). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold (DS)". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  25. ^ Scullion, Chris (2010-09-23). "Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wii review". Official Nintendo Magazine. Archived from the original on 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  26. ^ a b "Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  27. ^ a b "Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  28. ^ a b "Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame Critic Reviews for Wii". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  29. ^ "Best of 2010 - Best Use of a Creative License Winner (Wii)". GameSpot. 2010-12-20. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-02-22.

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