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Batman Returns

Typed out by Martin Nielsen GAME : BATMAN RETURNS MAKER : KONAMI RELEASED : 1992 GAME CODE : NES-BX-USA Welcome to the Batman Returns game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Based on the blockbuster motion picture, this action-packed game from Konami will have you defending Gotham City from The Penguin and Catwoman as only Batman can! But before you do, we suggest you read this manual thoroughly to acquaint yourself with the game. CONTENTS The Festivities Begin Preparing To Play How To Play Controlling the Dark Knight The Screen Of The Crime Put This In Your Utility Belt The Stage Is Set For Action! Consumer Support Caring For Your Game Pak Compliance with FCC Regulations THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN... At one time Gotham City lay covered with a shroud of fear. Grime filed every nook and cranny of the city as gang bosses grew fat and powerful. The ultimate leader was The Joker. The green-haired madman with the killer smile took over as no Mafia don ever had. Nothing stood between him and total control over Gotham - City except Batman. The arrival of the Batman sparked a renaissance in Gotham City. As the citizens reclaimed the city, the Dark Knight served as her ever-vigilante protector. Now, the city ia preparing the celebrate the Christmas holiday. The annual tree lighting ceremony is set to take place in Gotham Plaza, with the lovely Ice Princess prepared to flip the switch after the Mayor gives his traditional speech. The Mayor wants to keep the tone positive. He knows Gotham City is unrest lately. There have been a constant stream of reports filtering in from Police Commissioner Gordon's office of high crime in the inner city. The Mayor inviteas Max Shreck - one of the city's leading citizens - to say a few words to the crowd. As he does, there is a rumble of commotion from the rear of the crowd. A giant gift-wrapped box rolls into the plaza. Suddenly the Red Triangle Circus Gang erupts from the package. They begin terrorizing the citizens spreading panic and fear. Reacting quickly, Gordon radios instructions to his headquarters: "What are you waiting for? Send the Bat-Signal!" The signal reflects off the cloudy skies over Gotham City and is caught by sensors mounted atop Wayne Manor, located outside the city. These sensors turn special mirrors which bounce the signal into the study of young millionaire, Bruce Wayne. He rises, facing the window. Cast in the glow of the reflected Bat-Signal, Wayne's brow furrows. He steps aside into the darkness, and heads for the Batcave... PREPARING TO PLAY * Insert the game pak into the NES and press the POWER button. * At the title screen, press the START button. This will take you to the Select screen. * Press the control pad up or down to select Start or Continue. Press the A button to enter your selection. (Select Start to begin the game. Select Continue to go to the password entry screen.) PASSWORD ENTRY SCREEN When the game ends, a password is displayed. Write down the password to Continue play at a later time. * Press up & down on the control pad to select letters. Press right on the control pad to move to the next letter. Enter the correct password and you can start playing from the beginning of the last section you were at when the game ended. You cannot return to the start of a Boss section. HOW TO PLAY Batman Returns is a one player game. There are a total of six stages, with each stage broken into sections. You will control Batman, the Batmobile and the Batskiboat to defeat the the enemies of Gotham City. At the end of each stage, you must defeat a boss character to advance to the next stage. * Each time Batman incurs damage, his life bar decreases. When all the sections ofthe life bar are gone, the game is over. * During the game, you can discover hidden power-up items that boost Batman's life bar and give him other items, such as extra Batarangs. * For every 10,000 points scored, the life bar is completely restored * The game has a unique experience value system: - Experienoe value rises by beating enemies and using CONTINUE - A higher experience value gives more life units when using CONTINUE making it easier to advance through the game. Your point score and the ending of the game are adversely affected by a high experience total. though. so you should work for lower experience totals. CONTROLLING THE DARK KNIGHT .----------. | + _ _ oo | `----------' Control Pad ........... Move left, right, up, down Select button ......... Switch items. (Can't be done in some sections) Start button .......... Pause during play A button .............. dump. l Shoot disks from Batmobile.) Press B during jump to do a jump ldck. B button............... Punch. (Fires machine guns from Batmobile.) Control pad down + A .. Sliding kick (to attack enemy's feet) Control pad down + B .. Guard (to defend against enemy attack) A + B ................. Spin at tack. (Batman's deadly weapon. For each use, however, Batman loses one unit on the life bar. If there is only one measure left, Batman will not lose it.) Item use (use SELECT to choose): Control pad up + B .... Batarang - damages enemy from a distance Control pad up + B .... Grappling hook. Break an item above to get an object; knock down an enemy overhead; climb. THE SCREEN OF THE CRIME Batman's life bar ..... Indieates Batman's strength and endurance. There are 32 sections to the life bar. When they are all gone, the game is over. Enemy life bar......... Measures an opponent's strength and endurance. When all the sections are gone, the enemy is defeated or escapes. Life box counter....... The extra-life boxes are hidden somewhere in the stage. If disoovered, a white box mark appears. This indicates that when your life bar becomes empty, it will be restored to full capacity. A blue box mark means that it is empty. Items ................. I tems are chosen by pres sing the SELECT button. Use of items (except test tube) is accomplished by pressing up on the control pad and the B button at the same time. PUT THIS IN YOUR UTILITY BELT Earn various power-up items and weapons to aid Batman in his fight against the evil doers infesting Gotham City. Items are hidden throughout the game. Use a punch or grappling hook to get them. Life heart (small) ... Returns 8 life bar sections Life heart (large) ... Returns 16 life bar sections Life box ............. Adds an extra life Batarang ............. Adds four Batarangs (maximum: 9) Test tube ............ Used on Catwoman, it cuts her remaining life bar in half Once you get this item, it is used automatically. Batdtsc .............. Adds three discs for use in the Batmobile (maximum: 9) Coin ................. Adds points (Only during Batskiboat section) THE STAGE IS SET FOR ACTION! Stage 1: Gotham Plaza Battle The Red Triangle Circus Gang in Gotham plaza during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Final boss: The Tattooed Strongman Stage 2: Shreck's Department Store The battle with the R.ed Triangle Circus Gang spills over into the streets of the city. And there's a new cat who wants to play. Final Boss: Catwoman Stage 3: Save The Ice Princess! Batman is off to rescue the Ice Princess, whom The Penguin has kidnapped. It won't be easy, because The Penguin has left many traps! Final boss: Swordsman & Tattooed Strongman Stage 4: The Circus Train Under orders from The Penguin, the Gang has kidnapped all the first-born sons of Gotham City's citizens, and they are trying tn get away in their circus train. Can the Batmobile catch them? Final boss: The Organ Grinder Stage 5: The Penguin's Army Chase after The Penguin's Commandos and face-off against The Penguin's Duck Vehicle! Final boss: The Penguin's Duck Uehicle Stage 6: Arctic World The final battle takes place in The Penguin's hideout. Final boss: The Penguin CONSUMER SUPPORT If you feel stuck in the game, or just need a boost, don't worry! You can call the Konami Game Hint and Tip Line for help on this game and all the fine Konami products. Konami Game Hint and Tip Line: 1-900-896-HINT (4468) 70c per minute charge Touch tone phone required Minors must have parental permission before calling If you experience technical problems with your Batman Returns game pak, try our Warranty Services number: (708) 215-5111 TREAT YOUR KONAMI GAME PAK CAREFULLY * This Konami Game Pak is a precision-crafted device with complex Electronic circuitry. Avoid subjecting it to undue shock or extremes of temperature. Never attempt to open or dismantle the Game Pak. * Do not touch the terminal leads or allow them to come into contact with water or the game circuitry will be damaged. * Always make sure your NES Control Deck is SWITCHED OFF when inserting the Game Pak or removing it from the NES. COMPLIANCE WITH FFC REGULATIONS This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instruction cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. the user is encouraged to try to conect the interference by one or more of the following measures: - Reorient the receiving antenna. - Relocate the NES with respect to the receiver. - Move the NES away from the receiver. - Plug the NES into a different outlet so that computer and receiver are on different circuits. If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ television technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This booklet is available from the U.S. Covernment Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.

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