Batman Super Kick
where's the timer?
As for my impressions on this game, I have to admit that I was totally confused when I tried to play it for the first time. I picked up on the controls very fast since there are only several available, arrow keys to move and 'A' to kick, and that was the easy part. Then I started jumping and kicking and collecting coins and I was well on my way, when suddenly I found myself looking at 'game over' screen. I thought that I must have pressed some button by accident and so I started playing again. Then, after almost finishing the level, my next surprise came in a form of 'you have 30 seconds left' message. What?! Ok, where is that timer...
'the portal', finally
...I must have missed it somehow. After a detailed search for a timer all over the screen I finally concluded that there isn't any, and realized that it is probably only built into the code without letting us know anything about it. So, I try playing for the third time and finally I do it fast, I kick every unknown villain's behind and think to myself, this is it, I am moving onto the next level. But, one more surprise is jumping out saying 'Portal open...find it'. Luckily I had just enough time to run back and jump into this portal which then took me to the next level.
almost identical levels
Now, you would expect something different on this new level, especially since it took you three attempts to get to it, and all that with minimal commands and this funny kicking that Batman does, but what do I find. Almost identical level, with one very big difference, it is not called simply 'grove' like the first one, oh no, this one is called 'night grove'! From here you continue across three more levels with minimal differences and slightly more villains. Levels all have names and are called 'frosted peaks', 'volcano cavern' and 'the temple'. I really must admit that these names are the coolest thing about this game and probably the only segment they really put some thought into. And then comes the 'final chase', the last level. This one I'll leave for you to discover on your own and leave your comments on how you liked it and your overall feelings about the game.
Batman Super Kick Level 1 walkthrough on YouTube
To play this right, don't forget two important things. First, collect all batarangs if you plan to get that portal opened. Secong, when it finally gets open, run like hell back to the start. The portal is always far left. And don't fall into the gap meanwhile. That's about it. In video below you can see me playing level 1. Thanks for watching and good luck!