Newest Hacks

SMB3 QOL Improvements Stop The Yelling Enable Scanline Interlacing Mode Enable Scanline Interlacing Mode

Newest Translations

THE Maid Fuku to Kikanjuu Theme Park Last Armageddon Finding Nemo

Newest Reviews

High-Quality Sound Mixing for Mother 3 (Fan Translations) Enable Scanline Interlacing Mode Final Fantasy II - Legacy of Ensydollis Digimon World 2 Alternative

Featured Hack Images

FF4 Magic Plus Super Mario RPG: PAL Version Ultimate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rockman 2 TP

Featured Translation Images

Super Robot Taisen D Final Fantasy V Arkanoid: Doh It Again Lost Word of Jenny: Ushinawareta Message

Recent Updates

  • Utilities
    Update download link with official GitHub release.
  • Utilities
    Update with license and source code link. Update description to match project README.
  • Hacks
    typo
  • Credits
    I still need to add more people to the credits area. :(
  • Community
    adding some info to my entry created for contribution to a hack!

Batman: The Junkyard Challenge

Hack of Batman: The Video Game

Description:

Do you love Batman, but yearn for more? Do you find the game to be too easy? Are you looking for a challenge? If so then this may be the hack for you.

This hack came about because of conversations with Batman speedrunner junkyard_dave wherein existing hacks of the game were lamented. This hack aims to rectify the situation by providing a new and difficult experience for anyone daring enough to attempt The Junkyard Challenge.

This hack features all new (and significantly more difficult) stages. Other changes that add to the challenge include enemy placements/health and boss AI. The item drop tables have also been changed. Though difficult, note that damage boosts are not required in this hack. It is possible that some maneuvers that require sub-pixel precision to avoid damage have slipped through the cracks, but this would be no more than a few instances. If well executed nearly all (if not actually all) of the game should be playable damage-less.

Tile editing was done with CADEditor. Enemy placements and other changes were made by hex editing directly.

Version 1.1 changes: Fixed a soft lock in 1-2. multiple players found you could get stuck in the top right corner. Moved a platform in 4-3 to eliminate a cheese strat.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Batman - The Video Game (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: 73B33E67E3C9E1116F9FCB021B10BB1171B8696A
  • File CRC32: 395569EC
  • ROM SHA-1: A6C56AC787FF11A67921867FFC9F79A57A382657
  • ROM CRC32: 13C6617E

Links:

Screenshots:


RHDN Hack ImageRHDN Hack ImageRHDN Hack ImageRHDN Hack Image

Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
link_7777Levels

User Review Information

A real challenge indeed

Reviewed By: Kuda on 26 Feb 2022

It took me 9 hours to finish the game without save states. A hack that certainly requires you to know in depth the mechanics of the original game and discover others that are not used in the vanilla, which makes it difficult at first. In short, it requires a lot of practice to master all those jumps that punish you too much if you fail. It is not impossible to finish the game without save states, but it is very difficult.

In version 1.1 it is still possible to make a cheese strategy at level 4-3 to shorten the path with the wall jump.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
A real challenge indeedKuda26 Feb 20221.1Yes
Savestates requirednesrocks20 Sep 20201.0Yes