Cheats & Guides

Batman Returns Cheats For Genesis

  1. Stage Select

    At the title screen, using controller 2 press right, left, down, up, A, B, B, A. If entered correctly, a sound effect will play. On controller 1, move the cursor to Options, and then hold right and press Start.

    Contributed by: FFCrono 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Punisher_X2 36K

Batman Returns Cheats For Super Nintendo

  1. Codes

    Effect Effect
    In options, use controller 2 and press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. Use controller 1 to adjust. Adjust Lives
    Go to the options screen and highlight ''Rest'', then on Controller 2, press Up, X, Left, Y, Down, B, Right, A, Up, X Extra Continues

    Contributed by: KasketDarkfyre 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by JHarring 20K
In-Depth FAQs Game Script by dinobotmaximized 7K
Pro Action Replay Codes Pro Action Replay Codes by dinobotmaximized 2K

Batman Returns Cheats For GameGear

  1. Sound Test

    As soon as you turn on the game, hold Start. When the Sega logo goes away, you'll be taken to a Sound Test. Keep pressing 2 to hear the sounds.

    Contributed by: Retro 

  2. Play With No Mask

    If you press the following on the start screen, you'll be able to play as Batman with no mask.

    Effect Effect
    1, 2, 1, 2, Up, Down, Left, Left Remove Mask

    Contributed by: samjustsogoodatddr 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Tarrun 37K

Batman Returns Cheats For Lynx

  1. Cheat Codes

    Enter cheat mode at the title screen, then the others while paused.

    Effect Effect
    Press Option 2 while paused. Invincibility
    Press Option 1 while paused. Level Skip
    Up(8), Down(12), Left(15), Right(19), Option 1(27), A Unlock Cheat Mode.

    Contributed by: expensivegift 

Batman Returns Cheats For NES

  1. Credits Easter Egg

    Hold START during the credits to see either the strongman boss spin across the bottom of the screen.

    If you got the good endings, it will be Catwoman running accross the bottom of the screen instead.

    Contributed by: MrDurp 

  2. View Ending Again

    After beating the game and watching the ending, while the copyright screen appears, press Left, A, and B on Player 2's controller to see the ending a second time.

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

  3. Extra Batarangs

    Between levels and during a cutscene, hold Start on Controller 1 and A+B on Controller 2 altogether and press Select on Controller 1. This will skip the cutscene or you can wait until the cutscene ends. If done right, you'll begin with 10 Batarangs on the next stage. This will not work for the scene prior to the first stage.

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

  4. Life boxes

    There are at least two additional life boxes you can acquire through the game.

    The first one is located in Stage 3-1: in the second room that you can enter through the window, the one where you fight the two green enemies wielding pitchforks, use the grappling gun on the chandelier and a life box should fall down.
    You need to make sure that both enemies are dead before hitting the chandelier, if they're still alive a big heart will spawn instead of a life box.

    The second one is located just before the final boss fight. At the end of the scroll, an item will spawn. The type of item that spawns depends on how your score ends:

    00: Batarang
    10: Small Heart
    20: Life Box
    30: Big Heart
    40: Big Heart
    50: Small Heart
    60: Batarang
    70: Life Box
    80: Big Heart
    90: Big Heart

    Just before the item will spawn, you will fight two of the most basic enemies. You can manipulate the score against them in order to try and make sure you get a life box: depending on whether or not you damage enemies with the last punch of a combo, the score outcome will be different.

    The maximum number of Life Boxes you can have is 3.

    Contributed by: MetHy 

  5. Test Tube

    In stage 2-2, you can acquire a test tube which will diminish Catwoman's HP during the bossfight against her. Here is how to get it:

    At some point during the stage, you will see big cat heads near the top of the screen. Using the grappling hook on the cats' eyes will spawn items:
    - the first cat spawns nothing
    - the second cat spawns a small heart
    - the third cat either spawns a big heart, or the test tube

    In order to make sure that the third cat spawns the test tube, you have to kill the two red enemies wielding pitchforks first. If you use the grappling hook on the cat's eye before killing the two enemies, it will spawn the big heart instead.

    Contributed by: MetHy 

  6. Maxed Passwords

    The passwords below will allow you to reach the named stage. All passwords will make you have the maximum number of health boxes and health, and all will give you the test tube item from partway through the game. Each password will also bring you within the conditions for a certain ending based on your hit/death count (see the "Unlockables" for more): your damage is minimized to keep it as easy as possible to obtain that ending. You will also be able to use a "Level Select" debug cheat: press Left or Right on Controller 2 to go up levels as high as 4-2.

    Certain passwords - they are noted - will also enable invulnerability. Do not use those passwords if you intend to keep a semblance the challenge of the real game. This was also a debug-only function.

    Effect Effect
    4331 41 *1*8 D3 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 1-1
    4332 41 *1*8 Y3 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 1-2
    4333 41 *1*8 Z3 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 2-1
    4334 41 *1*8 *3 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 2-2
    4335 41 *1*8 13 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 2-3
    4336 41 *1*8 23 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 3-1
    4337 41 *1*8 33 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 3-2
    4338 41 *1*8 43 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 3-3
    4339 41 *1*8 53 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 4-1
    433! 41 *1*8 63 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 4-2
    433B 41 *1*8 73 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 4-3
    433X 41 *1*8 83 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 5-1
    433D 41 *1*8 93 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 5-2
    433Y 41 *1*8 !3 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 6-1
    433Z 41 *1*8 B3 (Not Invulnerable) Bad Ending - Stage 6-2
    4331 41 *1*1 41 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 1-1
    4332 41 *1*1 51 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 1-2
    4333 41 *1*1 61 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 2-1
    4334 41 *1*1 71 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 2-2
    4335 41 *1*1 81 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 2-3
    4336 41 *1*1 91 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 3-1
    4337 41 *1*1 !1 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 3-2
    4338 41 *1*1 B1 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 3-3
    4339 41 *1*1 X1 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 4-1
    433! 41 *1*1 D1 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 4-2
    433B 41 *1*1 Y1 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 4-3
    433X 41 *1*1 Z1 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 5-1
    433D 41 *1*1 *1 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 5-2
    433Y 41 *1*1 11 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 6-1
    433Z 41 *1*1 21 (Not Invulnerable) Best Ending - Stage 6-2
    4331 49 *7*7 92 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 1-1
    4332 49 *7*7 !2 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 1-2
    4333 49 *7*7 B2 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 2-1
    4334 49 *7*7 X2 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 2-2
    4335 49 *7*7 D2 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 2-3
    4336 49 *7*7 Y2 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 3-1
    4337 49 *7*7 Z2 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 3-2
    4338 49 *7*7 *2 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 3-3
    4339 49 *7*7 12 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 4-1
    433! 49 *7*7 22 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 4-2
    433B 49 *7*7 32 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 4-3
    433X 49 *7*7 42 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 5-1
    433D 49 *7*7 52 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 5-2
    433Y 49 *7*7 62 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 6-1
    433Z 49 *7*7 72 (Not Invulnerable) Good Ending - Stage 6-2
    4331 4* **** ** (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 1-1
    4332 4* **** 1* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 1-2
    4333 4* **** 2* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 2-1
    4334 4* **** 3* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 2-2
    4335 4* **** 4* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 2-3
    4336 4* **** 5* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 3-1
    4337 4* **** 6* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 3-2
    4338 4* **** 7* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 3-3
    4339 4* **** 8* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 4-1
    433! 4* **** 9* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 4-2
    433B 4* **** !* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 4-3
    433X 4* **** B* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 5-1
    433D 4* **** X* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 5-2
    433Y 4* **** D* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 6-1
    433Z 4* **** Y* (Not Invulnerable) Worst Ending - Stage 6-2
    X331 X1 *1*8 D3 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 1-1
    X332 X1 *1*8 Y3 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 1-2
    X333 X1 *1*8 Z3 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 2-1
    X334 X1 *1*8 *3 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 2-2
    X335 X1 *1*8 13 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 2-3
    X336 X1 *1*8 23 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 3-1
    X337 X1 *1*8 33 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 3-2
    X338 X1 *1*8 43 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 3-3
    X339 X1 *1*8 53 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 4-1
    X33! X1 *1*8 63 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 4-2
    X33B X1 *1*8 73 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 4-3
    X33X X1 *1*8 83 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 5-1
    X33D X1 *1*8 93 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 5-2
    X33Z X1 *1*8 B3 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 5-2
    X33Y X1 *1*8 !3 (With Invulnerability) Bad Ending - Stage 6-1
    X331 X1 *1*1 41 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 1-1
    X332 X1 *1*1 51 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 1-2
    X333 X1 *1*1 61 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 2-1
    X334 X1 *1*1 71 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 2-2
    X335 X1 *1*1 81 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 2-3
    X336 X1 *1*1 91 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 3-1
    X337 X1 *1*1 !1 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 3-2
    X338 X1 *1*1 B1 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 3-3
    X339 X1 *1*1 X1 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 4-1
    X33! X1 *1*1 D1 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 4-2
    X33B X1 *1*1 Y1 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 4-3
    X33X X1 *1*1 Z1 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 5-1
    X33D X1 *1*1 *1 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 5-2
    X33Y X1 *1*1 11 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 6-1
    X33Z X1 *1*1 21 (With Invulnerability) Best Ending - Stage 6-2
    X331 X9 *7*7 92 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 1-1
    X332 X9 *7*7 !2 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 1-2
    X333 X9 *7*7 B2 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 2-1
    X334 X9 *7*7 X2 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 2-2
    X335 X9 *7*7 D2 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 2-3
    X336 X9 *7*7 Y2 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 3-1
    X337 X9 *7*7 Z2 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 3-2
    X338 X9 *7*7 *2 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 3-3
    X339 X9 *7*7 12 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 4-1
    X33! X9 *7*7 22 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 4-2
    X33B X9 *7*7 32 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 4-3
    X33X X9 *7*7 42 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 5-1
    X33D X9 *7*7 52 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 5-2
    X33Y X9 *7*7 62 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 6-1
    X33Z X9 *7*7 72 (With Invulnerability) Good Ending - Stage 6-2
    X331 X* **** ** (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 1-1
    X332 X* **** 1* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 1-2
    X333 X* **** 2* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 2-1
    X334 X* **** 3* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 2-2
    X335 X* **** 4* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 2-3
    X336 X* **** 5* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 3-1
    X337 X* **** 6* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 3-2
    X338 X* **** 7* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 3-3
    X339 X* **** 8* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 4-1
    X33! X* **** 9* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 4-2
    X33B X* **** !* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 4-3
    X33X X* **** B* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 5-1
    X33D X* **** X* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 5-2
    X33Y X* **** D* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 6-1
    X33Z X* **** Y* (With Invulnerability) Worst Ending - Stage 6-2

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

  7. Level Passwords

    Effect Effect
    Y433 43 53B3 73 1-1
    1111-11-1111-1* 1-1, w/ an extra life bar.
    1995 14 BBBB 51 1-1, w/ Invincibility
    D957 65 849B 55 2-1
    5958 65 8Y1B Z9 2-2
    ZD7! 87 XX9X 28 2-2
    X95! 65 BB51 66 3-1
    199! 14 BBBB 18 3-1, w/ Invincibility
    2D7D XZ Y76B 9! 3-2
    8117 61 77D3 23 3-2
    1D7Z X7 Y!52 X9 4-1
    2D7* X7 Y966 *9 4-2
    199* 14 BBBB 89 5-1, w/ Invincibility
    1992 14 BBBB 21 6-1, w/ Invincibility
    1993 14 BBBB 64 6-2, w/ Invincibility

    Contributed by: tampabay21, Reptile, Buckwheatz Revenge, Dark Goku 

  8. Endings

    In this game, you'll find that your health - specifically how often you're hit and how many times you die - determine the ending. Taking hits and dying adds points to a counter:
    - a hit basic enemies: +8
    - a hit from middle grade enemies: +12, +16, +18 or +24
    - a hit from bosses (Penguin excluded): +48
    - a hit from Penguin (both boss fights): +80
    - dying: +1,024 (overwhelmingly the greater influence).

    Basically, outside of dying, the points added to the counter are proportional to damage recieved.

    When you finish the final stage, depending on the values of this counter, you will get a different ending.<p />

    The estimates in regards to number of deaths are merely estimates, as taking a certain number of hits is still equivalent to a loss of life.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Counter is above 14,848 (equivalent to dying about 15 times) Ending #1 - Worst
    Counter is between 9,984 to 14,848 (equivalent to dying 10-14 times) Ending #2 - Bad
    Counter is between 5,376 to 9,984 (equivalent to 6-9 deaths) Ending #3 - Good
    Counter is less than 5,376 (equivalent to dying 5 or less times) Ending #4 - Best

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

  9. Codes

    Effect Effect
    Enter password: Y*31 21 3191 11. Then use controller 2 to select stage. Stage Select

    Contributed by: Cactuar 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Full Game Guides Guide and Walkthrough by Reptile 27K

Batman Returns Cheats For Sega Master System

  1. Level Select Menu

    On the title screen, hold in the buttons Up, 1 and 2. You should then see a level select menu appear.

    Contributed by: Drakan 

  2. Infinite lives

    At the title screen, press Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Right, Left, 2. You should hear a sound if entered successfully. Your lives will now never decrease.

    Contributed by: oblivion from aoc 

  3. Start with 50 lives

    At the title screen, press Up, Down, Down, Up, Left, Right, 1. You should hear a sound if entered successfully. You will now start with 50 lives instead of 3.

    Contributed by: oblivion from aoc 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by DelFuegoStyle 44K

Batman Returns Cheats For Sega CD

  1. Level select

    Go to the option screen and wait ultil the "Game Type" screen appears. Choose driving. Press and hold Left and then press B. Move to difficulty, press and hold left again and then press B. Repeat it for everything on the option screen all the way down the list and all the way back up until you reach game type. You will hear a ringing sound when you do it correctly. Now enter the game and press start then press button C. You will skip a level. Keep doing this until you reach your desired level.

    Contributed by: Arguro