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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]


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 and Riddler is chased by Batman until Clayface trips him and Two-Face arrived in his van to rescue Riddler. Unbeknownst to either of them, Batman planted 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 so. While Riddler wheels the ray away, Mr. Freeze frees the Freeze Girl's from their cryogenic cases and uses them to assault the Dynamic Duo when they arrive. Mr. Freeze and the Freeze Girls were defeated, and Two-Face arrived to pick-up Riddler.

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

Riddler and Ivy made their way to the Botanic Gardens where they stole mutant vine seeds, but Ivy remained as she was happy with all of the plants. She made a stand against Batman and Robin, but was defeated like her predecessors.

Riddler and Two-Face broke into WayneTech and escaped with their Super-laser.

Meanwhile, in the Batcave, Batman, Robin, and Alfred solved Riddler's riddles he had been leaving at each of the crime scenes and realized he was going to rob the gold reserves.

Two-Face and The Riddler

Riddler and Two-Face froze over the waterway to reach the island the reserves were held on and used the vine seeds to scale the cliff. When the aimed the super laser at the door, it reflected and destroyed the laser. Using a mind-controlled police helicopter, they gained entry and made their way to the vault with the giant key.

When they reached the Gold Reserves, the Dynamic Duo already found it under siege. Entering through a window, they found Two-Face had covered a floor in toxins to prevent their advancement. Robin created a swamp boat to cross using his attract suit, and they fought Two-Face until he fled. In the gold vault, they defeated Two-Face and Riddler used the vault's defense laser, but it was destroyed and he attacked them himself or would mind control the whimpering Two-Face until they both fell back into a pile of gold bars.

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

Power-Crazed Penguin

Penguin 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 to them the Penguin Minions and how they could use them to takeover Gotham City, but they need a special satellite and the Gotham Diamond to power it. The villains placed boxes over the city in 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 the steal the satellite and place it on Penguin's submarine. Penguin leave Bane who is surrounded by Police Officers and becomes enraged. He threw a Police Car into the air, and it lands on him, bringing his own defeat.

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 could convince her, Police Officers arrived and they split-up and were separated.

While Batman and Robin chased Catwoman, Penguin and Killer Croc escaped through the docks on their water vehicles. Catwoman was cornered and threw the diamond off of the rooftop where her cat, Isis, below took it. Catwoman was taken into custody under the Police Station.

The Penguin and Killer Croc in the sewage system

Shortly after, the Dynamic Duo found Croc and Penguin trying to escape through the docs. They chased them in the Batboat and on Robin's Jet-ski until Penguin's submarine was destroyed. Croc and Penguin tried to escape through the sewer, but were cornered. Croc attacked Robin, and they escaped. They made their way to the Police Station through the sewage system to rescue Catwoman (since Isis had brought her the diamond) and Croc convinced her to give the diamond to Penguin. As Catwoman and Penguin fled with the diamond, Croc covered their flight as Batman and Robin arrived. Croc was defeated and dropped a pamphlet for the City Zoo, revealing where Penguin and Catwoman were headed.

When they realized the Dynamic Duo had found where they were headed, Penguin and Catwoman fled to the Arctic World where they would set up the satellite while Man-Bat slowed the duo down. Man-Bat was wrapped in his own wings and subdued by Batman and Robin, but not before the satellite was powered and the Penguin Minions attacked the city. Making their way through the Arctic World, the duo fought the minions and the returned Freeze Girls. By rerouting the Penguin Bombers in the villains' base, they stopped the satellite and the Penguin Minions became immobile. Penguin, Catwoman, and the Freeze Girls attacked, but were defeated.

Back at Arkham Asylum, Penguin and Catwoman were placed in their cells next to Bane, Killer Croc, and Man-Bat.

Joker's Return

Joker plans to spread laughing gas over Gotham City from the Cathedral, but also wants to 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 was defeated by Batman and Robin, and Gordon captured by Harley and Joker.

The Joker fake-crying over Gordon's capture

Joker sent Batman a transmission of what they were planning to do to Gordon if Batman didn't arrive to rescue him. Reaching the Amusement Mile, Batman and Robin made their way to rescue Gordon where they also defeated Harley Quinn. Joker, however, escaped in his helicopter.

While the Dynamic Duo tried to chase his helicopter down, The Scarecrow arrived in his Bi-plane to try and send them "...tumbling to the ground." However, the bi-plane was shot down and crashed into Joker's helicopter. Both villains were left for dead, but they escaped with giant balloons and crashed through the Art Gallery's skylight. They tried to escape, but Scarecrow was grabbed by a Police Officer in a crane. Joker escaped by using his laughing gas on a police man.

Killer Moth met Joker outside, and together they made their way to the Cathedral. However, an enraged Gordon ordered three mobile police headquarters to stop them. They defeated them all in the clown walker, and rescued Harley Quinn. Gordon called for Batman's help, and he quickly arrived in the Batwing. With the searchlight on, Moth was attracted to the light and stayed while Joker and Harley made their way to the cathedral. Moth realized the danger he was in and fled, but Batman and Robin chased him through the streets until he was cornered and left unconscious. When he came around, Robin threatened him with bug-repellent and he told them Joker's plans.

At the Cathedral, the Dynamic Duo chased Harley to the top of the tower where she and Joker and hid in giant bells. Once they were found, Joker summoned his helicopter to defeat Batman and Robin, but it was destroyed. The platform Harley and Joker were on collapsed, and Harley was knocked unconscious. During the fight with Joker, the Clown Price of Crime managed to win and used his joy buzzer to defeat the Dynamic Duo. By the time Batman came around, Harley was already revived. He threw a batarang at the bells to disrupt the bats' echolocation and they attacked the villains. Robin awoke and Gordon arrived shortly thereafter to arrest them.

They were placed in their cells next to Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, and Killer Moth.

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 see the Bat-signal shine, aim their grapple guns, and move towards it.

Continuity

LEGO Batman is set in its own universe, but takes inspiration from 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 of time, and No Man's Land where Gotham has been ravaged by an Earthquake are alluded to, but 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 origins of the characters are either based on comic book versions, such as Mad Hatter and both versions of Clayface, while 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 Goon Twofacegoon.jpg
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 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".
  • Several characters like "Tim Drake", "Dr. Harleen Quinzel", "Ventriloquist and Scarface", "Huntress", "Dr. Arkham", and "Talia al Ghul" are mentioned in the "Info" though they only appear in the DS version.
  • 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.
  • 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. John Williams has music featured in all LEGO Star Wars games and both LEGO Indiana Jones games.
  • The video game version of the Batcycle is actually Nightwing's cycle without the sticker rather than the Batcycle (in its The Dark Knight appearance) 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.
  • Error: in the Nintendo DS version of the comic cutscenes, the Penguin is riding on his 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.
  • In the cutscenes of the DS version of Power Crazed Penguin, Robin is riding on his submarine instead of his watercraft like in the platform versions.
    • Aslo, in the Joker's story, Robin is riding some air vehicle that has not appeared in any Lego Batman sets which appeared to be the Bat-Jet rather than the Batcopter.
  • Bane is the only villain who didn't become a boss in the platform version of the game (as he accidentaly defeated himself in a rage on the villain level), but he did became a boss in the DS version.
  • In the DS version of Penguin's and Joker's team, Man-Bat and Killer Moth were absent in both teams, though they only appear in the villain hunt levels.
  • Two-Face's Armoured Truck, Man-Bat and Mad Hatter were not playable in the villain stories, they only appear unlockable after completing.
  • There are no free plays in the vehicle levels on the DS version.
  • In DS version, the Joker was riding with the Scarecrow's Biplane rather than escaping to his helicopter.
  • The Joker's Helicopter is not playable in the DS version
  • Man-Bat and Killer Moth's gliding wings were made as capes in the DS version.
  • In the DS version in the opening comic cutscene to The Joker's villain story, one of the guards is playing a real Nintendo DS.
  • It is unknown how the Joker and his team did they breaking in at Ace Chemicals after stealing chemicals for laughing gas, it was only revealed in the DS version of the game.
  • 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).

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 Batman: The Animated Series.

Batman: The Movie (1966)

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

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 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 music heard playing on the grounds of Arkham Asylum is the infamous Joker theme song heard 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 killed 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.
  • The Batmobile and the Batwing in-game appearances both resemble there 1989 movie counterparts.
  • The Joker's Helicopter resembles its 1989 counterpart.

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 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 1995 film.
  • 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 1995 film 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.

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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