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Bat Boy

Sonzai Games, X PLUS, X PLUS Co., Ltd.
May 25, 2023 - PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.5 / 10
PSX Brasil
85 / 100
8 / 10
9 / 10
Video Chums
4 / 5
Nintendo Blast
7.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Bat Boy

If you're itching for some classic action platforming with a Mega Man flavour, Bat Boy will satisfy. It has a fun sports theme, some great tunes, and vibrant levels to navigate. As fans of that genre, we enjoyed most of our time with it outside of a few sudden spikes in difficulty and a handful of bugs – particularly one that lost us progress if we dared to use the pause menu. A patch or two post-launch might alleviate these issues, but in its current state, Bat Boy doesn't hit a home run - though it doesn't quite strike out, either.

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Bat Boy reminds us of the old games of the nineties, with few hiccups and a lot of reasons to be a must play for nostalgic players.

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8.5 / 10.0

A great 2D old-school infused action platformer

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Fun and unpretentious like a good adventure cartoon, Bat Boy doesn't intend to reinvent the platform genre, but it takes its inspirations from the right places and adds its own contribution by bringing together sports elements to the combat. It's a charismatic retro game and competent in everything it does, although there was room to explore more intentionally the batting mechanics and techniques of the other sports already presented in the game.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

8 / 10.0

Great 2D action game with challenging gameplay

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Bat Boy is a great action platforming game that has everything we loved about these games in the past, from catchy music to great visuals and controls. It's fun to see a game influenced by sports that aren't actually a sports game!

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As far as retro-inspired 2D action games go, Bat Boy is certainly top-tier and it will definitely put your skills to the test.

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Featuring a lot of fun in the platformer format, Bat Boy is a pleasant surprise in the Switch's indie library. Despite the performance problems that can be frustrating for hindering progression, there is a lot of quality in this action adventure, which hits a real home run with its creative concept that explores sports superheroes.

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