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LEGO Batman: The Videogame
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LEGO Theme:

Batman

Developer(s):

Traveller's Tales
TT Fusion (Nintendo DS)

Publisher(s):

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
DC Comics, Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)[1]

Date Released:

September 23, 2008

Genre:

Action, adventure

Mode(s):

Single player, simultaneous two player

Rating:

ESRB: 10+

Platforms:

Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Windows PC, Mac OS X[1]

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LEGO Batman: The Videogame is a video game developed by Traveller's Tales that was released on September 23, 2008. The Mac OS X version of the game was released in April 2009 by Feral Interactive.[1]

After each level, players can earn Extras by collecting a Red Power Brick. Characters such as Batman, Robin, The Joker, Catwoman, The Penguin, and Bane released in the toy range as well as new characters that are not in the LEGO Batman sets such as Batgirl, Mad Hatter, Clayface, Man-Bat, and Killer Moth are playable.

Batman starts in his standard black and grey suit and can wear a Heat Protection Suit, a Sonic Suit, a Glide Suit, and a Demolition Suit. Robin can wear a Tech Suit, a Water Suit, an Attract Suit, and a Magnetic Suit. When the player find those suits, they may obtain them in the Suit Swappers, or play as them in free-play. Batgirl can wear the same suits as Batman, and Nightwing can wear the same suits as Robin.

As in the other LEGO game series (such as LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones), once a player completes a level, that level is unlocked in "Free-play Mode". Free-play mode allows the player to replay any level they've completed with any characters they've unlocked, unlike Story Mode, which only allows players to switch between the characters involved in that scene. This permits access to areas containing extras the player was unable to get before.

A sequel, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, was released on June 19th, 2012. It revolves around The Joker and Lex Luthor teaming up, and in turn Batman and Robin ally with Justice League members such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern.

Story

Fifteen of Batman's enemies escape from Arkham Asylum and divide into three teams led by The Riddler, The Penguin, and The Joker.

Riddler's Revenge

The Riddler formulates a plan to rob the Gotham City Gold Reserves and briefs his team on the items they will need to do so.

The Riddler's team being briefed

He and Clayface travel through a parking garage and then through the city to a bank, where they blow off the front and Riddler takes a giant key. Clayface, however, is enamored by the gold and remains. When Batman and Robin arrive, Clayface is defeated. Batman chases Riddler until Clayface trips him and Two-Face arrives in his van to rescue Riddler. Unbeknownst to either of them, Batman plants a homing device on the van.

Riddler recruits Mr. Freeze to steal a freeze ray from Freeze's old ice cream factory, which they do. While Riddler wheels the ray off, Mr. Freeze releases the Freeze Girls from their cryogenic cases and uses them to assault the Dynamic Duo when they arrive. Batman defeats Mr. Freeze and the Freeze Girls, and Two-Face comes to pick up Riddler.

Batman and Robin chase Riddler and Two-Face's van in the Batmobile and Batcycle, and the van is destroyed. The villains split-up, and Riddler is cornered at the Gotham City Police Department, but rescued by Poison Ivy.

Riddler and Ivy make their way to the Botanic Gardens, where they steal mutant vine seeds, but Ivy remains - happy with all of the plants. She makes a stand against Batman and Robin, but is defeated like her predecessors.

Riddler and Two-Face break into WayneTech and escape with their Super-laser.

Meanwhile, in the Batcave, Batman, Robin, and Alfred solve Riddler's puzzles he has been leaving at each of the crime scenes, realizing he will rob the gold reserves.

Two-Face and The Riddler

Riddler and Two-Face freeze over the waterway to reach the island the reserves are held on and use the vine seeds to scale the cliff. When they aim the super laser at the door, it reflects and destroys the laser. Using a mind-controlled police helicopter, they gain entry and make their way to the vault with the giant key.

When they reach the Gold Reserves, the Dynamic Duo already finds it under siege. Entering through a window, they find Two-Face has covered a floor in toxins to prevent their advancement. Robin creates a swamp boat to cross using his Attract Suit, and they fight Two-Face until he flees. In the gold vault, they defeat Two-Face while Riddler uses the vault's defense laser, but it is destroyed. He attacks them himself or mind-controls the whimpering Two-Face until they both fall back into a pile of gold bars.

They are sent back to Arkham Asylum with cells next to Clayface, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy. They are all strangely content, except for Riddler.

Power-Crazed Penguin

kPenguin assembles his team for a meeting on a submarine, which includes three of Batman's strongest enemies - Man-Bat, Killer Croc, and Bane - as well as himself and Catwoman. He introduces them to the Penguin Minions and explains how they can use them to take over Gotham City. However, they need a particular satellite and the Gotham Diamond to power it. The villains place boxes across the city in various areas, such as Commissioner Gordon's office and near the Fishmonger's truck.

The Penguin's and his team

Bane and Penguin leave for the docks, where they steal the satellite and place it on Penguin's submarine. Penguin ditches Bane, who is surrounded by Police Officers and becomes enraged. He throws a Police Car into the air, but it lands on himself.

Penguin and Catwoman travel by rooftop and destroy a Police Helicopter before they enter the museum. They steal the Gotham Diamond, but Catwoman refuses to give it to The Penguin. Before he can convince her, Police Officers arrive, and they split up.

While Batman and Robin chase Catwoman, Penguin and Killer Croc escape through the docks on their water vehicles. Catwoman is cornered and throws the diamond off the rooftop, where her cat below, Isis, takes it. Catwoman is taken into custody at the Police Station.

The Penguin and Killer Croc in the sewage system

Shortly after, the Dynamic Duo finds Croc and Penguin trying to escape through the docks. They chase them in the Batboat and on Robin's Jet-ski until Penguin's submarine is destroyed. Croc and Penguin try to run through the sewer, but are cornered. Croc attacks Robin, and they escape. They make their way to the Police Station through the sewage system to rescue Catwoman (since Isis has brought her the diamond). Croc convinces her to give the diamond to Penguin. As Catwoman and Penguin flee with the diamond, Croc covers their flight as Batman and Robin arrive. Croc is defeated and drops a pamphlet for the City Zoo, revealing where Penguin and Catwoman are headed.

When they realize the Dynamic Duo has found where they are headed, Penguin and Catwoman flee to the Arctic World, where they set up the satellite while Man-Bat slows the heroes down. Man-Bat is wrapped in his own wings and subdued by Batman and Robin, but not before the satellite is powered and the Penguin Minions attack the city. Making their way through the Arctic World, the duo fights the minions and the returned Freeze Girls. By rerouting the Penguin Bombers in the villains' base, they stop the satellite, and the Penguin Minions become immobile. Penguin, Catwoman, and the Freeze Girls attack, but are defeated.

Back at Arkham Asylum, police place Penguin and Catwoman in cells next to Bane, Killer Croc, and Man-Bat.

Joker's Return

Joker plans to spread laughing gas over Gotham City from the Cathedral and cause mayhem for Batman.

He sends Mad Hatter to Ace Chemicals to retrieve toxins while he and Harley Quinn set a trap for Commissioner Gordon. Hatter is defeated by Batman and Robin, while Harley and Joker capture Gordon.

The Joker fake-crying over Gordon's capture

Joker sends Batman a transmission of what they are planning to do to Gordon if Batman doesn't arrive to rescue him. Reaching the Amusement Mile, Batman and Robin make their way to rescue Gordon, defeating Harley Quinn. Joker, however, escapes in his helicopter.

While the Dynamic Duo tries to chase his helicopter down, The Scarecrow arrives in his Bi-plane to thwart the heroes' efforts. However, the bi-plane is shot down and crashes into Joker's helicopter. Both villains are left for dead, but they escape with giant balloons and crash through the Art Gallery's skylight. They try to escape, but Scarecrow is grabbed by a Police Officer in a crane. Joker escapes by using his laughing gas on an officer.

Killer Moth meets Joker outside, and together they make their way to the Cathedral. However, an enraged Gordon orders three mobile police headquarters to stop them. The villains defeat them all in the clown walker and rescue Harley Quinn. Gordon calls for Batman's help, and he quickly arrives in the Batwing. With the searchlight on, Moth is attracted to the light and stays, while Joker and Harley make their way to the Cathedral. Moth realizes the danger he is in and flees, but Batman and Robin chase him through the streets until he is cornered and left unconscious. When he comes to, Robin threatens him with bug-repellent, and he tells them Joker's plans.

At the Cathedral, the Dynamic Duo chase Harley to the top of the tower, where she and Joker hide in giant bells. Once they are found, Joker summons his helicopter to defeat Batman and Robin, but it is destroyed. The platform Harley and Joker are on collapses, and Harley is knocked unconscious. During the fight with Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime manages to win and uses his joy buzzer to defeat the Dynamic Duo. By the time Batman awakens, Harley is already revived. He throws a Batarang at the bells to disrupt the bats' echolocation, and they attack the villains. Robin awakens, and Gordon arrives shortly after to arrest the ne'er-do-wells.

Joker and Harley are placed in cells next to Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, and Killer Moth at Arkham.

Epilogue

Batman and Robin scale the side of Arkham, and Joker looks up at them and shakes his fist in anger. At the top, the Dynamic Duo sees the Bat-signal shine, aim their grapple guns, and move toward it.

Continuity

LEGO Batman is set in its own universe but takes inspiration from different movies, comics, and the DC Animated Universe. Important events such as Knightfall (where Bane breaks Batman's back and Azrael takes over for a short period) and No Man's Land (where an Earthquake has ravaged Gotham) are alluded to. Others, such as The Killing Joke, are omitted as Barbara Gordon is still ambulatory and operating as Batgirl (however, Joker's tropical costume is still included).

The characters' origins are either based on comic book versions, such as Mad Hatter and both versions of Clayface. Others, like Mr. Freeze, are more inspired by Batman: The Animated Series.

Characters

Character Abilities Picture
Batman
  • Batarang
  • Grapple Gun
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  • Briefcase
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  • Heat Protection Suit
  • Build Bright Red LEGO Objects
  • Protects Batman from Bright Red LEGO Objects and flames
  • Throw a flaming Batarang (with upgrade)
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  • Glide Suit
  • Glide
  • Slam down on enemies (with upgrade)
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  • Sonic Suit
  • Break Glass
  • Summon Bats (with upgrade)
  • Hurt Enemies (with upgrade)
  • Effect the whole area (with upgrade)
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  • Demolition Suit
  • Leave bombs to destroy shiny, silver LEGO objects
  • Bulletproof (with upgrade)
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  • Demolition Suit
  • Leave bombs to destroy shiny, silver LEGO objects
  • Bulletproof (with upgrade)
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Robin
  • Batarang
  • Grapple Gun
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  • Batarang
  • Go through Robin chutes
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  • Magnet Suit
  • Climb metal walls with blue sparkles
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  • Attract Suit
  • Suck up loose red, yellow, and green LEGO pieces
  • Insert loose LEGO pieces into a canister
  • Locate loose LEGO pieces (with upgrade)
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  • Tech Suit
  • Activate tech panels
  • Leave a Robin decoy (with upgrade)
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  • Dive Suit
  • Dive underwater
  • Freeze batarang (with upgrade)
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Alfred
  • Silver Platter
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Batgirl
  • Batarang
  • Grapple Gun
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  • Batarang
  • Double jump
  • Grapple
  • Slam down on enemies
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  • Heat Protection Suit
  • Build Bright Red LEGO Objects
  • Protects Batgirl from Bright Red LEGO Objects and flames
  • Throw a flaming Batarang (with upgrade)
  • Glide Suit
  • Glide
  • Sonic Suit
  • Break Glass
  • Summon Bats (with upgrade)
  • Hurt Enemies (with upgrade)
  • Effect the whole area (with upgrade)
  • Demolition Suit
  • Leave bombs to destroy shiny, silver LEGO objects
  • Bulletproof (with upgrade)
Nightwing
  • Batarang
  • Grapple Gun
  • One Escrima Stick (DS)
  • Two Escrima Sticks
  • Faster tight rope walk
  • Can go through Robin chutes (DS)
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  • Batarang
  • One Escrima Stick
  • Can go through Robin chutes
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  • Magnet Suit
  • Climb metal walls with blue sparkles
  • Attract Suit
  • Suck up loose red, yellow, and green LEGO pieces
  • Insert loose LEGO pieces into a canister
  • Locate loose LEGO pieces (with upgrade)
  • Tech Suit
  • Activate tech panels
  • Leave a Nightwing decoy (with upgrade)
  • Dive Suit
  • Dive underwater
  • Freeze batarang (with upgrade)
Commissioner Gordon
  • Gun
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Police Officer
  • Gun
  • Police Sergeant♣
  • Gun
  • Policewoman♣
  • Gun
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Military Policeman
  • Gun
Security Guard
  • Gun
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S.W.A.T.
  • Gun
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Police Marksman
  • Gun
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Scientist
  • Activate tech panels
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Zoo Sweeper
  • Broom
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Clayface
  • Super-strength
  • Double-jump
  • Note: Does not appear on DS versions of the game. He is replaced with below.
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  • Super-stength
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Mr. Freeze
  • Freeze gun (ranged and melee weapon)
  • Super-strength
  • Freeze enemies and sparkling liquids
  • Toxin immunity
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Poison Ivy
  • Double-jump
  • Grow plants in areas surrounded by hearts
  • Toxin immunity
  • Spread toxins through a kiss
  • Villainess access
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Two-Face
  • Two guns
  • Toxin immunity
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The Riddler
  • "?" Cane
  • Mind control
  • Mind control access
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Bane
  • Super-strength
  • Toxin immunity
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Catwoman
  • Whip
  • Double-jump
  • Villainess access
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  • Catwoman (Classic)
  • Whip
  • Double-jump
  • Villainess access
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  • Whip
  • Villainess access
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Killer Croc
  • Super-strength
  • Dive underwater
  • Toxin immunity
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Man-Bat
  • Super-strength
  • Glide
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The Penguin
  • Umbrella Gun
  • Glide
  • Deploy Penguin bombers to destroy shiny, silver LEGO objects
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Mad Hatter
  • Gun
  • Mind control
  • Mind control access
  • Double-jump
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Harley Quinn
  • Over-sized Mallet
  • Gun
  • Double-jump
  • Villainess access
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The Scarecrow
  • Fear gas
  • Mind control
  • Mind control access
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Killer Moth
  • Gun
  • Glide
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The Joker
  • Two guns
  • Toxin immunity
  • Joy buzzer
  • Activate generators
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  • The Joker (Tropical)
  • Two guns
  • Toxin immunity
  • Joy buzzer
  • Activate generators
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Hush
  • Two guns
  • Faster build time
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Ra's Al Ghul
  • Two staffs
  • Faster tight rope walk
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Riddler Goon
  • Gun
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Riddler Henchman
  • Gun
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Freeze Girl
  • Gun
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Poison Ivy Goon
  • Gun
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Penguin Goon
  • Gun
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Penguin Henchman
  • Gun
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Penguin Minion
  • Gun
  • Limited movements
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Yeti
  • Gun
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Joker Henchman
  • Gun

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Joker Goon
  • Gun
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Clown Goon
  • Gun
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Azrael
  • Flaming sword
  • Double jump
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Huntress
  • Crossbow
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Harvey Bullock
  • Fear gas filled pumpkins
  • Leave bombs to destroy LEGO objects
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Mr. Zsasz
  • Knife
  • Double jump
  • Grapple
Black Mask
  • Gun
  • Dual pistol (DS)
  • Briefcase
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Ventriloquist and Scarface
  • Scarface's gun

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Firefly
  • Fireball blaster
  • Glide
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  • Firefly (Alternate)♣
  • Machine gun
  • Glide
Freeze Goon
  • Gun
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Freeze Bodyguard
  • Gun
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Two-Face Bodyguard
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Penguin Bodyguard

♣ indicates a character who only appears on DS versions of the game.

Vehicles

Ground Vehicles

Vehicle Abilities
Batmobile
  • Lasers
  • Tow cable
Bat-Tank
  • Lasers
  • Tow cable
Batcycle
  • Lasers
  • Tow cable
Catwoman's Motorcycle
  • Lasers
  • Tow cable
Two-Face's Armored Truck
  • Lasers
The Joker's Van
  • Lasers
  • Activate Joker panel
Harley Quinn's Hammer Truck
  • Lasers
  • Activate Harley Quinn panel
Mr. Freeze's Kart
  • Freeze Enemies
Garbage Truck
  • Deploy explosive trash to destroy shiny silver LEGO objects
Police Car
Police Van
Police Motorcycle
  • Shoot bullets

Water Vehicles

Vehicle Abilities
Batboat
  • Lasers
  • Tow cable
  • Jump on ramps
Robin's Watercraft
  • Lasers
  • Deploy a missile to destroy red, green, and yellow LEGO objects
Robin's Submarine
  • Lasers
  • Dive underwater
The Penguin's Submarine
  • Lasers
  • Dive underwater
  • Collect and deploy Penguin missiles to destroy purple objects
Mr. Freeze's Iceberg
  • Freeze enemies
  • Toxin immunity
Mad Hatter's Steamboat
  • Lasers
Penguin Goon Submarine
  • Lasers
  • Dive underwater
Killer Croc's Swamp Rider
  • Jump on ramps
  • Toxin immunity
Police Watercraft
  • Lasers
  • Toxin immunity
Police Boat
  • Lasers
  • Toxin immunity

Air Vehicles

Vehicle Abilities
Batwing
  • Lasers
  • Collect and fire purple mortar to destroy Bat-symbols
Bat-copter
  • Lasers
  • Tow cable
Bruce Wayne's Private Jet
Harbor Helicopter
  • Tow cable
Riddler's Jet
  • Lasers
Mad Hatter's Glider
  • Lasers
Joker's Helicopter
  • Lasers
  • Tow cable
  • Toxin immunity
Goon Helicopter
  • Lasers
  • Tow cable
  • Toxin immunity
The Scarecrow's Bi-Plane
  • Lasers
  • Toxin immunity
  • Collect and deploy fear gas mortar
Police Helicopter
  • Lasers
  • Tow Cable
  • Toxin immunity

Levels

Hero Levels

Riddler's Revenge

Level Playable Characters Vehicles Enemies Location(s) Boss(es)
You Can Bank on Batman Batman
    Demolition Suit
Robin
    Tech Suit
Riddler Goon
Riddler Henchman
Gotham City Streets, Bank Clayface
(6 hearts)
An Icy Reception Batman
    Glide Suit
Robin
    Magnet Suit
Riddler Goon
Riddler Henchman
Freeze Girl
Ice Cream Factory Mr. Freeze
(6 hearts)
Two-Face Chase Batmobile
Batcycle
Riddler Truck Gotham City Streets Two-Face's Armored Truck
(3 hearts)
A Poisonous Appointment Batman
    Sonic Suit
    Heat Protection Suit
Robin
    Attract Suit
Riddler Goon
Riddler Henchman
Poison Ivy Goon
Botanical Gardens Poison Ivy
(4 hearts)
The Face Off Batman
    Glide Suit
Robin
    Magnet Suit
    Attract Suit
Riddler Goon
Riddler Henchman
Gotham Gold Reserves

Power-Crazed Penguin

Level Playable Characters Vehicles Enemies Location(s) Boss(es)
There She Goes Again Batman
    Glide Suit
    Demolition Suit
Robin
    Magnet Suit
    Tech Suit
Penguin Goon
Penguin Henchman
Gotham Rooftops Catwoman
(4+10 hearts)
Batboat Battle Batboat
Robin's Watercraft
Penguin Goon Submarine
Crocodile
The docks The Penguin's Submarine
(5 hearts)
Under the City Batman
    Demolition Suit
    Glide Suit
Robin
    Dive Suit
    Magnet Suit
Penguin Goon
Penguin Henchman
Crocodile
Sewers, Police Station Killer Croc
(14 hearts)
Zoo's Company Batman
    Glide Suit
    Sonic Suit
    Demolition Suit
Robin
    Magnet Suit
    Tech Suit
Penguin Goon
Penguin Henchman
City Zoo Man-Bat
(6 hearts)
Penguin's Lair Batman
    Glide Suit
Robin
    Dive Suit
Penguin Minion
Freeze Girl
Red Freeze Girl
The Zoo's Arctic World

Joker's Return

Level Playable Characters Vehicles Enemies Location(s) Boss(es)
Joker's Home Turf Batman
    Glide Suit
Robin
    Attract Suit
    Magnet Suit
Joker Goon
Joker Henchman
Ace Chemicals Mad Hatter
(7 hearts)
Little Fun at the Big Top Batman
    Demolition Suit
    Sonic Suit
Robin
    Magnet Suit
    Attract Suit
Joker Boxes
Joker Goon
Joker Henchman
Amusement Mile Harley Quinn
(6 hearts)
Flight of the Bat Batwing
Batcopter
Goon Helicopter Above Gotham City The Scarecrow's Biplane
(3 hearts)
In the Dark Night Batman
    Demolition Suit
Robin
    Tech Suit
    Magnet Suit
Joker Goon
Joker Henchman
Gotham City Streets
Gotham City Power Plant
Killer Moth
(6 hearts)
To the Top of the Tower Batman
    Demolition Suit
    Glide Suit
Robin
    Magnet Suit
Joker Goon
Joker Henchman
Cathedral

Villain Levels

Riddler's Revenge

Level Playable Characters Vehicles Enemies Location(s) Boss(es)
The Riddler Makes a Withdrawal The Riddler
Clayface
Policeman
Police Officer
Military Policeman
Security Guard
Parking Garage, Gotham City Streets, Bank
On the Rocks The Riddler
Mr. Freeze
Policeman
Police Officer
Military Policeman
Security Guard
Ice Cream Factory
Green Fingers The Riddler
Poison Ivy
Policeman
Bio-Hazard Scientist
Janitor
The Botanical Gardens
An Enterprising Theft The Riddler
Two-Face
Policeman WayneTech
Breaking Blocks The Riddler
Two-Face
S.W.A.T.
Security Guard
Gotham Gold Reserves

Power-Crazed Penguin

Level Playable Characters Vehicles Enemies Location(s) Boss(es)
Rockin' the Docks The Penguin
Bane
Policeman
Dock Worker
Sailor
Military Policeman
Docks
Stealing the Show The Penguin
Catwoman
Policeman
Police Officer
Military Policeman
Security Guard
Gotham Rooftops, Museum of Natural History Police Helicopter
(3 hearts)
Harboring a Grudge Penguin's Submarine
Killer Croc's Swamp Rider
Police Boat
Police Watercraft
Docks Police Battle Hovercraft
(4 hearts)
A Daring Rescue The Penguin
Killer Croc
Policeman
Military Policeman
Sewer, Police Station
Arctic World The Penguin
Catwoman
Policeman
S.W.A.T.
The Zoo's Arctic World

Joker's Return

Level Playable Characters Vehicles Enemies Location(s) Boss(es)
A Surprise for the Commissioner The Joker
Harley Quinn
Policeman Amusement Mile Commissioner Gordon
(10 hearts)
Bi-Plane Blast The Joker's Helicopter
The Scarecrow's Bi-plane
Police Helicopter
Missile Turret
Above the City Police Battle Helicopter
(6 Hearts)
The Joker's Masterpiece The Joker
The Scarecrow
Policeman
Military Policeman
Security Guard
S.W.A.T.
Janitor
Police Marksman
Art Museum
The Lure of the Night The Joker
Killer Moth
Policeman
S.W.A.T.
City Streets
Dying of Laughter The Joker
Harley Quinn
Policeman
Police Officer
Police Marksman
Cathedral

Voice Cast

  • Steve Blum as Batman, Joker, Killer Moth, Two-Face, Killer Croc
  • James Arnold Taylor as Robin, Nightwing
  • Tara Strong as Batgirl
  • Grey DeLisle as Harley Quinn
  • Tom Kenny as The Riddler, The Penguin
  • Vanessa Marshall as Poison Ivy, Catwoman
  • Ogie Banks as Clayface, Mr. Freeze
  • Fred Tatasciore as Bane
  • Dave Wittenberg as Scarecrow
  • Chris Edgerly as Mad Hatter, Man-Bat
  • Keith Ferguson as Killer Moth

2013 Giveaway

In the 2013 set, 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase, a code came in every box that could be entered online for a free PC downloadable copy of this game. The offer was valid until December 21, 2014.

Joker Cards

Joker Cards are collectible cards on the game for Nintendo DS. There are 30 cards for each of the 30 levels. Below is the list of the things on the cards in order.

  • Alfred
  • Clayface
  • Commissioner Gordon
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Batmobile
  • Two-Face's Truck
  • Robin
  • Poison Ivy
  • The Riddler
  • Two-Face
  • Batgirl
  • Bane
  • Nightwing
  • Bruce Wayne
  • Batboat
  • Penguin's Sub
  • Tim Drake
  • Killer Croc
  • Catwoman
  • The Penguin
  • Batcave
  • Mad Hatter
  • Gotham City
  • Harley Quinn
  • Batwing
  • Joker Chopper
  • Arkham Asylum
  • Scarecrow
  • Batman
  • The Joker

Notes

  • This is the first non-movie based licensed property game to have an original plot rather than a film's plot.
  • The Attract video shows several preliminary designs of characters, it is identical to the trailer released online, with the exception of the words "Coming Soon" faded out, however they are still visible
  • The Extra "Extra Toggle" has no effect.
  • The stud max is 4,000,000,000 (Four Billion) studs.
  • Several non-playable characters that do not appear in the game are able to be built on customization such as "Azrael", "Huntress" and "The Spoiler".
  • Two Face Chase is the only land vehicle level of this game.
  • This game has the smallest character selection chart of all the LEGO games created by TT Games. (see differences below)
  • This was the first LEGO game to feature a soundtrack by a composer other than John Williams. This game features music composed by Danny Elfman from the two Tim Burton films Batman and Batman Returns. While John Williams has his music featured in all LEGO Star Wars games and both LEGO Indiana Jones games, he later got his Superman theme featured in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
    • Although, the game doesn't include music by Elliot Goldenthal, who composed the music in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.
  • The video game version of the Batcycle is actually Nightwing's cycle without the sticker rather than the Batpod (from The Dark Knight) from 7886 The Batcycle: Harley Quinn's Hammer Truck.
  • The last data that is purchased reads "The End?" which foreshadows the sequel.
  • In the opening cut-scene for the second level of Power-crazed Penguin, after Catwoman is captured, rather than point at The Penguin and Killer Croc in their respective vehicles, a Police Officer points out two other Police Officers riding two speed-boats identical to Killer Croc's.
  • Bane is the only villain who didn't become a boss in the hero missions of Power Crazed Penguin (as he accidentaly defeated himself in the first level of Penguin's mission), he only became a boss in the DS version.
  • Error: In the Nintendo DS version of the slideshow cutscenes, Penguin along with Killer Croc were riding on the original version of the Penguin Submarine (from 7783 The Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze's Invasion), but in the Gotham Docks and Batboat Chase levels it was changed into its second version (from 7885 Robin's Scuba Jet: Attack of The Penguin).
  • Two-Face's Armoured Truck, Man-Bat and Mad Hatter didn't have playable missions in the three villain stories, they only appear unlockable after completing.
  • In the DS version in the opening slideshow to The Joker's villain story, one of the guards is playing a real Nintendo DS.
  • The Joker's Tropical outfit is obviously based on the way he looked in the 1988 novel "The Killing Joke" by Alan Moore.
  • This is the last LEGO Game to be released for Playstation 2.
  • The voice actors who play Bane (Fred Tatasciore) and Killer Croc (Steve Blum) in Lego Batman: The Videogame, reprise their roles in "Batman: Arkham Asylum".
    • As well as the Penguin's voice actor Tom Kenny who reprise his role from "The Batman" TV series (which the show ended up in that same year). Tom Kenny later voiced the Penguin in several LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes films and "Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
  • Despite the game took inspiration from Batman media, Killer Moth is one of the few villains in the main story who didn't make any appearances in Batman: The Animated Series.

Differences between the Platform and Nintendo DS versions

  • The platform version includes 46 characters, but the DS version includes 69 characters. (see character selection note above)
  • Several characters like "Tim Drake", "Dr. Harleen Quinzel", "Ventriloquist and Scarface", "Huntress", "Azrael", "Dr. Arkham", and "Talia al Ghul" are mentioned in the "Info" though they only appear in the DS version.
  • There are no free plays in the vehicle levels on the DS version.
  • In the DS version, Man-Bat and Killer Moth were absent in both Penguin and Joker's team.
    • Man-Bat and Killer Moth had capes to glide instead of their wings in the DS version.
  • Killer Moth and Mad Hatter looked different in their DS versions.

Several differences between both versions of the game's story levels.

The Riddler's Revenge

  • Clayface is Basil Karlo (Clayface I) in the platform version, but Clayface was Matt Hagen (Clayface II) in the DS version.
  • In the DS version, Clayface melts by emergency fire spinklers instead of being knocked out by security knockout gas.
  • After battling Mr. Freeze, he then got his oxygen tank get hit by a batarang and starts to blasts Mr. Freeze to get knocked off unconscious until he got knock off again by a batarang, but in the DS version when Mr. Freeze's oxygen got hit and cracked that causes his tank to explode and freezed the villain in a giant block of ice.
  • When the Riddler escapes with Two-Face's truck, Batman throws a red stud attached at the back of the truck in the original version, but Batman instead throws a batarang attached on the top of Two-Face's truck in the DS version.
  • The defeats of Riddler and Two-Face were they got pushed back and causing golden bars to fell on them and knocked them off, but the DS version shows a slideshow were Batman hits the Riddler and falls to a conveyor belt unconsciously which takes golden LEGO pieces turn into gold bars that makes the Riddler to be stuck in a gold bar.

Power Crazed Penguin

  • Man-Bat is absent in the DS version of Penguin's team.
  • Bane didn't have a boss battle on the platform version, but he does have a boss battle on the DS version. (See note above)
  • In the first cutscene of Power Crazed Penguin, the Penguin and his team were on the Penguin Sub as their secret base, but in the DS version, instead they were at Penguin's secret lair at the Gotham Zoo's Arctic World exhibit.
  • In the slideshows of the DS version of Power Crazed Penguin, Robin is riding on his submarine instead of his watercraft like in the platform versions.
  • Catwoman didn't kissed Batman in the DS version

The Joker's Return

  • Just like Man-Bat, in the DS version, Killer Moth is also absent in Joker's team too.
  • It's never revealed what the Joker's mission to break in Ace Chemical to steal chemicals for laughing gas, it was only revealed in the DS version of the game.
    • Although, the Mad Hatter didn't have a playable mission in the platform versions, but he did team up with the Joker in the DS version.
  • In the DS version, the Joker was riding with the Scarecrow on his Biplane rather than escaping to his helicopter.
    • The Joker's Helicopter is not playable in the DS version.
  • Like Power Crazed Penguin, Robin is riding some jet-like air vehicle that has not appeared in any Lego Batman sets, which it appeared to be a Robin-Jet rather than the Batcopter like in the platform versions.

References to Other Batman Media

Though material is taken from the comics, LEGO Batman is mainly inspired by Batman media, such as films and television. The most heavy inspiration comes from the Burton/Schumacher film series and the DCAU.

Batman: The Movie (1966)

  • The three main villains in the movie are The Riddler, The Penguin, and The Joker, who are all the villain leaders in the three chapters, Riddler's Revenge, Power Crazed Penguin, and The Joker's Return.
  • The Penguin's submarine from the 1966 Batman film, appears as a playable vehicle, headquarters for the Penguin, Catwoman, Killer Croc, Bane, and Man-Bat, and a boss at the Gotham Harbour.

Batman (1989)

  • The introduction score for the game is Danny Elfman's music from the Batman theme heard in the 1989 film.
    • All music scores in the game were the soundtrack from the movie by Danny Elfman.
      • The music heard playing on the grounds of Arkham Asylum and the Ammusment Mile is the infamous Joker theme music heard in the 1989 film.
  • The Batmobile and the Batwing's in-game appearances both resemble their 1989 movie counterparts.
  • The Joker's helicopter from the 1989 film, appears as a playable vehicle and boss in the final showdown.
  • The Flugelheim Art Museum, as seen in the 1989 Batman film, appears in LEGO Batman: The Video Game as the "Gotham Art Gallery".
  • The Joker's in-game mime thugs are similar to the mime henchmen who helped kill Vinnie Ricorso in the 1989 film.
  • The in-game Gotham chemical factory strongly resembles Axis Chemicals, where Jack Napier was transformed into the Joker.
  • The skyline of Gotham City, as seen in some of the vehicle levels, are similar to the Gotham skyline as glimpsed in the 1989 film.
  • The Monarch Theater (Where Bruce Wayne's parents were shot in the 1989 film) briefly appears in the first level of Lego Batman: The Video Game.
  • The Gotham Cathedral (where the Joker met his end in the 1989 movie) appears as the scene for a final showdown between Batman and the Joker in Lego Batman: The Video Game.

Batman Returns (1992)

  • The Gotham Zoo from Batman Returns is an accessible location in Lego Batman: The Video Game, in its film appearance.
  • Arctic World (The headquarters for Penguin in the 1992 Batman film) can be seen during gameplay. During the cutscene in the beginning of the last Penguin level, you can see Arctic World's globe in the distance.
  • The Joker's in-game clown thugs bear some resemblance to the Red Triangle Gang, who serve as the Penguin's henchmen in Batman Returns.
  • The Penguin uses an army of Penguins to take over the city just as he did in Batman Returns.
  • The final battle of Power Crazed Penguin is against both Penguin and Catwoman. They were the main antagonists of Batman Returns, and like the film the final confrontation is at Arctic World in the Gotham Zoo.

Batman Forever (1995)

  • The in-game hideout for the Riddler, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Clayface, and Mr. Freeze resembles the Riddler's Claw Island headquarters as seen in 'Batman Forever'.
  • Two-Face serves as the Riddler's in-game deputy partner, as he does in the Batman Forever.
  • The Arkham Asylum's in-game appearance in the game resembles its appearance in Joel Schumacher's films.
  • The Joker's in-game circus strongly resembles Haley's Circus, where Dick Grayson was orphaned in the 1995 film.
  • The Batcave's in-game appearance resembles its Batman Forever appearance.
  • The streets of Gotham resemble the Gotham alleyways as depicted in the 1995 film.
  • The green mind control rays that come out of Riddler's staff look like the beams that came out of his Box machine in the film.
  • The final confrontation began with Riddler featured him sitting up a throne with Two-Face at his side similar to the final confrontation of the film.
  • Robin's suit strongly resembles his suit in Batman Forever (due to his long green sleeves and black gloves), but with the original Dick Grayson's hair & yellow cape, along with Tim Drake's green mask & belt.
  • A version of Jim Carrey's Riddler can be created in the character customizer.

Batman & Robin (1997)

  • The interior of Poison Ivy's in-game botanical garden resembles the Turkish Bath House, where she and Bane make their headquarters in Batman & Robin.
  • Mr. Freeze's ice cream factory hideout in Lego Batman: The Videogame is the same hideout, Snowy Cones Ice Cream Factory, were his character is shown using in the 1997 film.
  • The snowman statue outside of Mr. Freeze's in-game hideout, down to the very last detail, the same snowman statue portrayed in Batman & Robin.
  • The lab area in Poison Ivy's botanical garden is similar to Dr. Jason Woodrue's lab in the 1997 film.
  • Security guards in Lego Batman: The Videogame have been frozen by Mr. Freeze into blocks of ice, as described in Batman & Robin.
  • The Gotham Museum appears as it does in the 1997 film where Mr Freeze stages a robbery.
  • Although despite not appearing in the movie, Poison Ivy's in-game goons are most likely based off of her zombie henchmen in the 1998 video game adaptation of Batman & Robin.

Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1994, 1997-1999)

  • The intro of Lego Batman: The Videogame is similar to the intro to the Animated Series, were Batman fights two goons on the rooftop and stands on top of a building.
  • Clayface, Mr. Freeze, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn's appearances are directly influenced by their Animated Series appearances.
  • Mr. Freeze's henchgirls in the platform version of the game are the same women seen assisting Freeze in the fourth season of Batman: The Animated Series (known as "The New Batman Adventures") (as well in the Batman & Robin film).
  • The battle of against Bane at the Gotham Harbour in the Nintendo DS version of LEGO Batman, like in the Animated Series episode "Bane" were Batman fights Bane at the harbour.
  • In the DS version, Poison Ivy's alternate white version resembles her appearance from "The New Batman Adventures".

Known Glitches

  • When the player enters "An Enterprising Theft" in two-player mode, the player can enter the third room with an exit guarded by a laser field, and a tech panel robot next to it. If the robot is not built and one player stands still while the other can walk normally through the laser field with no harm. However the other player will proceed to explode, and will not stop doing so until the other exits the lasers. Afterwards the tech robot can be built and taken further through the level.
  • Only in the Batcave hubworld, Robin can wear his tech suit. Once the player reaches the Trophy Room of the hub, the player (once the upgrade is bought) can lay down a decoy of themselves. However in the hub the decoys can be tagged and can run until it explodes. It will regenerate. The player can make over ten decoys. The decoys can also wear the tech suit and they can place their decoys which can be tagged. Many glitches occur, sometimes even cloning Batman
  • Once the player enters the Arkham Asylum hub, they can wait in the main room next to the computer until another taggable super-villain enters. While one player pulls the switch and the other tags rapidly, occasionally a super-villain will enter the the Batcave. The opposite thing can happen as well. Once you enter the Batcave, you can wait in the main room next to the switch until another taggable super-hero enters. While one player pulls the switch and the other tags rapidly, occasionally a super-hero will enter the Arkham Asylum hub.
  • After the "Slam" upgrade is purchased, a glitch prevents Batgirl from being able to smack down on enemies while in the glide suit.
  • If the player has the Decoy Upgrade for Robin and Nightwing purchased and lies down a Decoy on the edge of a pit and hits it constantly, the Decoy will fall down the pit, there soon there will be an explosion where it was put down.
  • A very rare glitch can cause Killer Moth to appear in the Batcave's Trophy Room although he cannot be tagged and does not move. The next time you visit the trophy room, he disappears.
  • If Mr. Freeze freezes a player while they are pulling down a switch, if done at the right time, will activate the switch but not do anything.
  • In the "Bi-Plane Blast" level, when you hit the police helicopter, it will sometimes glitch, forcing you to keep shooting at it and preventing you from doing anything can't do anything.

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