SIX PART BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1989) SPECIAL, part 3.
Fortunately enemies only take a single hit to kill, and they're only pacing back and forth so it's not difficult to get behind one and shoot them before they shoot me. Though I have to be careful because I can only have one bullet on screen at once.
I could have tried to jump up those mysterious floating blocks but it's too late now. The screen has scrolled past the blocks I'd need to get up there, and the game won't let me backtrack.
I keep seeing those black and white blocks everywhere, but I've got no idea what they're for. I can jump on them as a platform, but they seem very out of place to just be part of the level.
I just wish I'd known this back on level one, maybe I'd be doing better.
This really helps take some of the sting away from having to replay the level, because each time I come back stronger.
Fortunately I've collected the batarang power up. Now I fire batarangs instead of bullets, so I can fire at him, jump over his head, and the batarangs will fly back and hit him again. It'd be easier though if he'd have the decency to stop jumping as well.
And Jack falls in the acid with a splash.
This level has multiple paths, but as far as I can tell none of them are wrong. I can go one way, collect the power ups, die, and then go a different path and collect different power ups.
And I could use all the power ups I can get, because enemies are taking more shots to kill.
Damn, they are not screwing around on this level. Planes fly in from both directions, missiles fly up, helicopters come overhead and fill the screen with bombs... all at the same time.
And then I can go and rest.
Okay, this might take a while.
This level seems to have really ramped up the difficulty. I hate it when I have a time limit, it screws up my decision making and can causes me to make stupid mistakes over and over again. And over and over and over and over.
I fall down the bottomless pit and I'm back to the start of the stage, I do it 4 times and I'm back to the start of the level. I've got infinite continues but I'm not sure it's going to be enough because now I'm miserable and demoralised.
But yeah it's still a good game, one of the best Batman games I've played so far actually.
Part 1: Batman: The Movie (Amiga)
Part 2: Batman - The Video Game (NES)
Part 4: Batman - The Video Game (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Part 5: Batman (TurboGrafx-16)
Part 6: Batman (Arcade)