While the Mega Drive may be long forgotten by retailers in the likes of the UK and US, it would appear that shoppers elsewhere around the globe are still buying new releases for Sega's 16-bit console. Of these, the latest to reach the classic system in Russia is Lego Batman. No, really!
Although this is an unofficial offering and most definitely not licensed by Sega, Lego nor DC Comics, it's incredible to see that there are still developers out there creating new software for the 1988 console.
The game itself is very different to what gamers have grown used to with the 2008 video game release of the same name. This time round Batman instead finds himself in some rather colourful environments (including a Winter wonderland) fending off generic looking Lego minifigs.
As fantastic as this may sound, it sadly fails to deliver on any of its promises. The visuals are woeful, the audio is crippling and the game appears to be somewhat broken. Nevertheless it's a brand new unofficial Mega Drive title which can be enjoyed on a physical cartridge using the original hardware. Hardcore collectors who want to add this title to their collection will be pleased to know that several copies have trickled onto eBay as of recent.
It's also worth nothing that Lego Batman is only one of the many few new titles to be hitting the Sega Mega Drive in Russia. Super Mario 64, Star Wars Angry Birds, Metal Gear Solid and Lord of the Rings are up for grabs on the 16-bit console. Whether or not they're any good though is another matter...
Lego Batman (Sega Mega Drive) Gameplay
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