Yeah, I'm pretty sure this is where I show my game geek tendencies, but I thought I'd do a random post while I'm still working on editing my YA cyberpunk story.
I'm kind of a retrogame fan. Fair warning. So I like watching people do longplays and LPs (Let's Plays) of different games from the 80s and 90s across different platforms, some I've played (especially for the NES/SNES), others I never had the chance to because I didn't own the system. (i.e. Amiga. And I still regret I never had the chance to play the "Shadow of the Beast" series) Sometimes newer, but usually only if I'm previewing a game I'm interested in or if I like the commentary of that LPer.
So, I came across this longplay of the NES version of Batman, and it brought back memories because I remember the day my parents brought this game home for me. This was one of the toughest games I played around the age of 8 or 9, but I remember the experience being awesome. One of the things I loved about it was the dark cyber structure to Gotham City - it was one of the first times I'd seen it interpreted that way. Another was the music. Epic game music was epic. Sunsoft actually did a really good job with music and graphics for the Batman games I played - this one and "Return of the Joker" - if I recall. The only one I own still to date is this one. Return of the Joker I think I rented from Blockbuster, but never bought. (That tells you how old I am. *sighs*)
The Longplay player in this video makes this game look easy, as they beat it in under 30 minutes. It was not easy, it was not at ALL. I died so many times playing this game, it was just...rough. It was all about timing and patterns. First level wasn't so bad, second level was a little rough if you didn't know the pattern (and it featured my favorite music sequence as a kid). Third and Fourth boss levels just killed me every time. The actual battle with the Joker wasn't so bad.
But yeah, bit of random nostalgia as I'm reflecting tonight.