47. Batman: The Video Game
In a world flooded with platformers, a game had to be something special to stand out. Sunsoft’s Batman game had the Caped Crusader and his legions of fans to give it an edge, but as we all know a licensed game is not always a quality game. Batman, thankfully, bucks that trend, delivering a solid platformer that some superhero fans still consider to be the best game of its kind on the NES.
At first glance Batman seems like an ordinary action platformer; you’re jumping around, punching enemies, and gaining points. However, Batman has a trick up his sleeve that only Ryu Hayabusa shares; he can wall jump, adding more height to his jump for those hard-to-reach places. Today it sounds so ancillary, but back then it was a pretty big deal, and it definitely set Batman apart. This game had a lot going against it, but Batman still came out on top. He always does.