#4. The Adventures of Batman and Robin (Super Nintendo)
Arguably just as if not more seminal than the 1989 film was the animated series based on the Dark Knight, Batman: The Animated Series. It debuted in 1992 and remains a high watermark for fantastic animation, tremendous voice acting, great music and compelling stories.
So it’s no surprise that several games were released based on the hit animated show. The really confusing thing was they all bared the same name, The Adventures of Batman and Robin, despite actually being very different games depending on the platform.
Today, if a game releases on multiple systems, it’s usually the same game more or less. One version might perform better than the other, but Borderlands 3, for example, on PC is the same game you get on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
This was the case far less often back in the 8- and 16-bit days. Sometimes this was due to how deals worked out. A console manufacturer might have an exclusive deal for a version of a game, so a different one is made for another system or more often different companies got the rights to make a game on different systems so they would just inevitably end up different. In this case, The Adventures of Batman and Robin on Super Nintendo was very different from the game of the same name on Genesis.
That’s why it’s important that I specify the Super Nintendo version for this list. Not only do they play differently, but the Super Nintendo version is the far superior one over the Genesis version. The Super Nintendo version of The Adventures of Batman and Robin looks more like the show, sounds like it and is a pretty entertaining (though also very difficult) action-platformer from the 16-bit era.