2Batman: Return of the Joker

Not to be confused with the 2000 animed movie Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the video game Batman: Return of the Joker was released for the NES in 1991 before eventually being ported to the Game Boy. Don’t be fooled though, you won’t be scrubbing many fingerprints in Batman: Return of the Joker; instead you’ll be far too busy chasing down the all-too-popular titular villain, the Joker.

In an unprecedented move not really explored in Batman games, Batman: Return of the Joker has you taking down your enemies from a distance as opposed to getting up-close and personal. It’s a side-scrolling action game that absolutely nailed the gothic aesthetic sometimes seen in the character’s history, complete with multiple boss fights and stages. For a NES game, Batman: Return of the Joker definitely has some stand-out moments.