I never owned any of the villains; instead, I had an endless array of Batmen in different outfits, e.g. winter camouflage Batman, deep sea Batman, pizza chef Batman. I contented myself by thinking they were evil duplicates/clones/robots, forced to fight the real Dark Knight from atop their perch on Mt. Otherknee. I'd pivot the action figures in crude approximations of punches and kicks, the fused joint violence only an eight year old could dream up.
If you played a drinking game with Batman: The Animated Series as a child, please seek professional help.
Here are the rules I’ve come up with. I think they’re pretty comprehensive, but let me know if you have any additions/suggestions in the comments!
- Batman makes a joke or pun about the villain going to prison.
- Batman has an inordinate degree of compassion on the villain.
- Villain is some kind of scientist.
- Batman forgets he has a grapple gun.
- Bruce Wayne uses his Batman voice, or Batman uses his Bruce Wayne voice.
- Harvey Bullock expresses extreme disdain for Batman.
- Villain makes a pun related to their theme.
- Batman displays greater than reasonable human strength.
- Villain greets our hero by simply shouting "Batman!"
- Batman is assailed by a gas or a powder.
- Batman survives something that would kill a normal human.
- Alfred gets a bon mot in.
- Batman dangles above a pit.
- Fire gets too close to gasoline, TNT, etc., creating a massive explosion.
- There is a sepia toned flashback.
- The Joker gives a fully unhinged laugh.
- Something that would psychologically scar a child happens.
- If Bruce Wayne wears his blue sweater instead of either his Batman costume or brown suit with yellow shirt ensemble, two drinks; if he wears something entirely different, three drinks.
- Chug while the "Batman is doing something awesome" music plays. You know what it sounds like.
People who have read my recaps, or dimly remember the show from their own childhood, may realize this game is designed for alcoholics. In fact, if strictly followed, you will never get to the end of an episode; it will be as if Batman himself snuck into your house, and took care of business - bat business.