Calling 1995’s The Adventures of Batman and Robin Sega CD a lost episode isn’t an outright fib. However the full truth is that what fans of the Warner Bros. Batman animated franchise have dubbed as “lost”. Is in fact the 16 minutes of animated footage used as the cutscenes during the gameplay.
Granted that does not mean the animation when joined together constructs an actual story. At least not one of the quality we fans became accustom to with the 1992 to 1995 show. Which without a doubt raised the bar for animated television!
[Via] Bugs Bunny
In the case of the Sega CD’s The Adventures of Batman and Robin however there are strong ties to the classic animated series. Not only did Kevin Conroy return to voice Batman for the cutscenes. He was joined by series regulars like Ron Perlman (Clayface), Bob Hastings (Commissioner Gordon), John Glover (The Riddler), Arleen Sorkin (Harley Quinn), Mark Hamill (The Joker), and Adrienne Barbeau (Catwoman) to name a few.
Furthermore the story for the game was handled by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. The screenplay was written by Dini with the animated sequences directed by Timm.
On the negative side the animation isn’t up to the same standards as what was seen in the television series. On the positive side since it was designed for a game it didn’t have to follow the same rules in terms of violence. Which is why you will witness some rather more intense fight sequences.
Case in point when Batman goes after Poison Ivy’s plant creature with an axe!
Now sit back and enjoy the “lost” episode of The Adventures of Batman and Robin!
[Via] Comic Ghost
If you perhaps have a little more time on your hands, you can in fact watch the entire game. Thanks to John Brain’s YouTube channel you can see the game from start to finish. Provided you have about an hour to spend viewing the walkthrough!
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