- Publisher: X Plus
- Release Date: May 25, 2023
- Also On: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One
Ryosuke isn't just your regular high-school kid. He and his fellow sports-star friends secretly battle against the evil invading forces of Lord Vicious, hellbent on hosting sinister athletic events for his own amusement! Ryosuke is Bat Boy!
Interdimensional mage Lord Vicious has brainwashedRyosuke isn't just your regular high-school kid. He and his fellow sports-star friends secretly battle against the evil invading forces of Lord Vicious, hellbent on hosting sinister athletic events for his own amusement! Ryosuke is Bat Boy!
Interdimensional mage Lord Vicious has brainwashed Bat Boy's fellow teammates in order to participate in the Trials of Darkness, a heinously brutal series of athletic events! It's up to Bat Boy to team up with one-time villain and mouthy crow Garou, traversing all manner of hostile worlds, to free the minds of his sports-hero teammates before they fall victim to the Trials.
Along the way, Bat Boy will encounter all manner of characters, some allies, most not, as he fights his way to the final confrontation with Lord Vicious.… Expand
- Developer: X Plus, Sonzai Games
- Genre(s): Action, Platformer, 2D
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Positive: 2 out of 3
Mixed: 1 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
May 29, 2023Barring some mishaps, Bat Boy is a triumph: Solid gameplay that keeps getting better with each stage. It's a very short game, but it's a sweet experience that I can definitely recommend to everyone that's a fan of 2D platformers (and especially Shovel Knight).
May 25, 2023If 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.
May 26, 2023Batboy attempts to mimic the success of other retro-styled action platformers like Shovel Knight, The Messenger, and Shantae. Unfortunately, it is a flawed game that is marred by numerous game breaking technical bugs, wildly sporadic difficulty, and uneven mechanics. There are elements of a good game here, and some may be able to look past its problems. However, if you are looking for a polished and satisfying adventure, it is look elsewhere.