Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Batman. Return of the Joker for Game Boy (1992)

Batman. Return of the Joker for Game Boy advertisement
Original ad published in the May 1992 edition of GamePro

Graphical Analysis 

Minimalist and stylish, Batman. Return of the Joker's (1992) advertisement captured the aesthetic essence of the Dark Knight comics.  A solid platformer that was released before the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm animated movie (1993) and shares, also, some of its basic artwork.

Historical Background

These were the years of Tim Burton's rendition of the Caped Crusader, so most of the Batman products sold in other formats aspired a different tone. In video games, you had a canopy of different consoles where Batman games had been sold. Unfortunately, most of the were mediocre. Sunsoft tried to correct this by releasing a good Batman game for Genesis and then a solid, if not spectacular, product on the Game Boy. 

Original Print Ad Copy:

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Batman. Return of the Joker for Game Boy

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