Video Game Cowboys had this to say, "Batman: The Brave and the Bold on the Nintendo DS is a straight up platformer with a bunch of beat’em up elements thrown in for good measure. The game starts with a tutorial level involving The Joker. This level shows how to pull off Batman’s amazing moves. The action is on the top screen while the bottom screen shows which character you are controlling (we’ll get to that more later) and shows weapons on Batman’s utility belt. No touch screen control nonsense here, you move Batman with the trusty D-Pad. The “A” button throws a batarang about halfway across the screen, “B” is used for jumping, “X” is for a straight punch, and “Y” is for a strong punch combination."