In this weekly column, we’ll be selecting inexpensive, discarded titles from still playable consoles for your perusal. They may be games you’ve heard of and remember playing, or they may be games that have flown completely under your radar. Just know that we love them and they’re available on the cheap. That’s a bonafide win/win situation.
If you have any favorite titles that you consider hidden gems, let us know in the comments below and we might feature your pick in the weekly column.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Original Release: September 7th, 2010
This side-scroller is one of the more unique Wii offerings. It’s a licensed title, first of all, which typically doesn’t bode too well for the quality of the work; however, here, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is actually an exception to the rule.
Furthermore, it’s a third party developed game. On the Wii, again, that typically doesn’t translate to good news. Once more, this game stands as an exception given the company behind its production. WayForward is responsible for the remake of A Boy and his Blob as well as Contra 4. They can and have made great games, despite the largely underwhelming nature of their catalogue.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold will not set your world on fire. It won’t stand as the strongest game in your Wii collection, either. But it is an immensely satisfying, well made beat ’em up adventure. The cheesy style and the great, toony look work to add to the overall experience.
If you’re looking for a good, fun, multiplayer punch-fest with Batman, The Brave and the Bold is a fantastic outlet. You’ll be able to find it new for less than 20 bucks, while used copies will stand even cheaper.
Be sure to check out our ever-growing list of Hidden Gems.