Forget mobsters and gangsters (or even realistic bloody adversaries), the guys who Batman had to take down were...
...actually God only knows what the hell they were. They had guns, they didn't seem all that interested in fighting Batman (choosing to walk past him most of the time), but that wasn't actually a bad thing as Batman's array of gadgets were so crap using them seemed more hazardous to his health. The only good aspect of the game was that Batman could (sort of) climb walls, but even that would have made more sense if the technique had incorporated his Batarangs!
Oh, and he was dressed all in purple (purple for cripes sake!!!). This wasn't a dark, brooding Batman who blended into the shadows, this was a brightly coloured human target, jeez he might has well have had a frickin' bullseye painted on his chest!!!
Batman: The Video Game was a poor excuse for a game, that no doubt disappointed many a child who received it as a present for a birthday/Christmas/because their parents hated them. It could be argued that its departure from the film's story allowed for a more interesting game that has become a guilty pleasure amongst some NES fanatics. In fact some people love it. But then it could be argued that the film Catwoman (2004) isn't a pile of shit; however we all know the truth on that one.
And the music in the game was awful too.
...let's not even