Batman for the PC Engine is an action-puzzle game, developed by Sunsoft and released in 1990 only in Japan. For unknown reasons the game was never released in North America for the TurboGrafx-16. The game is based on the 1989 Tim Burton feature.
The game has action puzzle elements similar to games like Cratermaze and Bomberman, where the main goal is to collect certain objects to move to the next level. Batman uses his Batarangs to attacks the Joker's henchmen.
The game has 4 Levels, each one has 12 stages, the Cathedral Level only had one.
- Gotham City: Batman must collect the beauty products that were poisoned by the Joker.
- Fluegelheim Museum: Batman must clean up the museum's paintings that were stained with paint by the Joker's henchmen.
- Axis Chemical Factory: Batman must connect bombs on X marks to blow up the factory.
- Gotham City: Batman must cut the wires that hold the balloons that are inflated with Smilex gas.
- Cathedral: Batman must defeat the Gymnast Joker Goon, Lawrence and the Belltower Joker Goon. After defeated them, Batman has his final confrontation with the Joker.
The PC Engine Version was originally going to be an Action, 2D Platformer just like the NES, Game Boy and SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive versions that Sunsoft worked previously, this prototype version was shown in a japanese gaming magazine. But for unknown reasons the game ended up being completely different, to be an Action, Puzzle game. And for other unknown reasons the game was only released in Japan.