Bat Boy Reviews

Bat Boy is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6 / 10
May 18, 2023

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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7.3 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2023

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 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2023

Great 2D action game with challenging gameplay

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2023

A great 2D old-school infused action platformer

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9 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2023

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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85 / 100
May 27, 2023

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.

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May 29, 2023

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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6 / 10
Jul 10, 2023
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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2023

Let players who enjoy the indies find this game and have a good weekend with it. Let people who backed it on Kickstarter sing its praises and argue with other fans about who the real villain is. Let it exist in the same realm where I still hold Robotrek as one of my favorite RPGs ever. But, for me, Bat Boy has taken its last swing.

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4 / 5.0
May 25, 2023

If you had told me one of my favorite retro adventures in a long time would be sports-themed, I would have called you a filthy liar. But it’s true that Bat Boy is one of the best games I’ve played in a long time. Though the adventure is relatively short, with only one ending, and can feel occasionally overwhelming, it’s also well-crafted and fun. I spent a good 7 hours with the game, though you can probably beat it in less if you don’t replay stages or go for completion. It’s not a perfect experience, but it’s a worthy one, and I hope this isn’t the last adventure for Ryosuke and his merry band of athletes.

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May 30, 2023

Batboy is absolutely great. A retro throwback with modern improvements that is suitable for any gamer looking for a fair challenge. The biggest praise goes to its instant satisfaction in gameplay and clever level design. Sure, there are small nitpicks, but these are easily overshadowed by how much fun I had playing this. Even during the game’s tough segments, there was rarely a moment I wasn’t enjoying my time with the game. I can see some comparing this to Mega Man and Shovel Knight. But Batboy makes its own mark standing next to these greats rather than mimicking them. Better still, if you’re still not sure there is a free demo to try before you buy. A home run, indeed.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

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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7 / 10.0
May 12, 2023

Bat Boy is a very competent 2D action platformer, and lots of fun can be had with it, even if it's a rather challenging game at times. Sadly, the repeated crashing in one part of it impacted my enjoyment quite a bit.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2023

Bat Boy bets on the basics and on creativity to make an excellent platformer. The sportist-hero is very versatile using his bat to hit, parry projectiles and bounce on top of enemies. There's a great variety of challenges, with brand new concepts being introduced all the time and new skills that encourage exploring the stages for secrets. As usual of modern retro-inspired titles, Bat Boy has a moderate difficulty but it's rarely unjust or frustrating. A few movements are a little imprecise, which gets in the way during complicated moments but it's fortunately easy to avoid. With variety, charisma and a great rhythm, Bat Boy is a must-play 2D platformer adventure.

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