72. Batman

Released: 1990
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Fun Fact: Remembered as one of the earliest platformers to feature a wall-jump.

Batman for the NES is supposed to bear some sort of relationship to the Tim Burton film of the same name, but the connection pretty much ends with the graphic on the front of the box. Batman was still a good platformer and gave NES-era gamers their first real chance to pick up a controller and say “I feel like Batman.”

The platforming was very challenging, and the player had a fun array of Bat-gadgets to use against the bad guys. While most of the selections from Batman's Rogues Gallery for bosses in the game were pretty lame, Batman ended with a killer fight against the Joker on top of Gotham Cathedral. It was unfortunate that the final cinematic tried to tie the game back into the Tim Burton movie, because nobody was buying it at that point.