Batman is an isometric action game developed by Ocean Software. It is the first licensed Batman game in the history of the franchise. The game features an 8-bit monochrome style. It was the first game ever to use a checkpoint system. In order to save, Batman has to have a Bat-Signal on him. Loading the game uses one of Batman's 8 lives.
The objective of the game is to save Robin who was kidnapped by the Joker and the Riddler as he was repairing the Batmobile. However, before rescuing Robin, Batman has to find seven parts of his hovercraft that are scattered around the Batcave. At the beginning of the game, Batman has no equipment whatsoever and the players have to find it while traveling through the game's 150 isometric screens.
There are plenty of items in the game, such as the Bat-bag that is used for picking up objects, the Bat-boots used for jumping. The players can use certain powers in the game. For example, become invincible for a short amount of time or traverse at higher speeds.