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.
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!
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
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
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
* 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
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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
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
Batdtsc .............. Adds three discs for use in the Batmobile
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
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
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:
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
* 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
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.