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Captain N: The Game Master - The Complete Series [Import]
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Finally--All 26 Complete Episodes Available On A Deluxe 4-DVD Box Set! The Forces of Chaos, led by the sinister Mother Brain (Metroid), are threatening to conquer the otherwise peaceful universe of Videoland. In a final attempt to fulfill an ancient prophecy, the N-Team -- consisting of Princess Lana, Simon Belmont (Castlevania), Kid Icarus, and Mega Man -- recruits California teenager Kevin Keene to don the mantle of Captain N: The Game Master! But only as a team can they fend off their rivals successfully, keeping Videoland safe for another day. Considered the quintessential animated series for gamers, Captain N: The Game Master used its flare for exciting storytelling and its overwhelming popularity to show off the hottest new games and accessories in Nintendo's arsenal. Captain N: The Game Master features regular appearances by popular Nintendo villains King Hippo (Punch Out), Dr. Wily (Mega Man), and the Eggplant Wizard (Kid Icarus), while peppering in special guest appearances by icons like Link and Princess Zelda (The Legend Of Zelda) and the original Donkey Kong! Bonus features include original concept art, in-depth character bios and more! Total Running Time: Approx. 9 ½ hours
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"Captain N: The Game Master" is a 4-disc (570 min.) set which contains all 13 episodes from Season One, plus all 13 episodes from Season Two in Full Frame (1.33:1) video. Thanks to the folks at Shout! Factory, fans not only get the best seasons of Captain N in an official quality DVD set, but also the following Special features:
* Character Video Bios including narration taken directly from the text of the Captain N bible
* Exploring Videoland: Concept art for the worlds and locations of Captain N: The Game Master
* The Original Preview for "Kevin In Videoland"
* "Captain Nintendo" - the Nintendo Power short story that started it all!
Captain N Season One:
1. Kevin in Videoland
2. How's Bayou?
3. The Most Dangerous Game Master
5. Mega Trouble For Megaland
6. Wishful Thinking
7. Three Men & A Dragon
8. Mr. & Mrs. Mother Brain
9. Nightmare On Mother Brain's Street
10. Simon The Ape-Man
11. In Search Of The King
12. Metroid Sweet Metroid
13. Happy Birthday, Megaman
Captain N Season Two:
2. Queen Of The Apes
3. Quest For The Potion Of Power
4. The Trouble With Tetris
5. The Big Game
6. The Lost City Of Kongoland
7. Once Upon A Time Machine
8. The Feud Of Faxanadu
9. Having A Ball
10. The Trojan Dragon
11. I Wish I Was A Wombatman
12. The Invasion Of The Paper Pedalers
13. Germ Wars
Captain N: The Game Master - Feb 27th!
For those that don't know, the N in Captain N, stands for Nintendo, and seeing as Nintendo have swiftly restored their rightful place on the top spot of the video game world with the DS and the Wii, this show once again has a place.
The series, started in around 1991 was based around a kid called Kevin who got sucked through his Nes while playing Mike Tyson's Punch out, and found himself in Videoland, with the nes pad on his belt and the lightgun to get him through different worlds. His N team consisted of famous characters from Nes games such as Megaman, Kid Icarus and Simon Belmont from Castlevania. Seeing as the Wii has a device that allows you to download many of these old games, the series will make sense to even new generations of game players.
Anyway, at the end of the day, none of that really matters. What matters is whether or not the series was any good, and seeing as this was made during a time when Children's cartoons were at there best, and it had Nintendo funding, it's no surprise that it was. Some of it is amazing. The animation dipped after the first season, eventually going almost completely by the very end, but the stuff on this set is all good, including some of the best moments I ever saw in a kids show. Check out the two parter when they fight Big Eye in Megaman's world, and the way that at the end of every episode they played massive songs from the time, such as Michael Jacksons Thriller during an episode in Castlevania. It's so well made that as they journey through video game to video game, it will make you wanna pick up a nes again and start playing through the games yourself. Fortunately, the Wii should mean that you actually can.
So, to summarise, any Nintendo fan, any cartoon fan, buy this series. It was up there with Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters and others as one of the best kids shows going. If only they had released it when I was still 8 years old.
Actually, the characters that I remembered most were Mother Brain's henchmen Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo. They were your typical mentally challenged underlings but somehow the shows creators managed to infuse them with enough charm and uniqueness that people still remember them two decades later. It's the small things like Hippo and Wizard that set this series apart. Captain N is definitely more than the sum of its parts. I'm not sure if Captain N would fall under the category of cult classic but it certainly says something that people still talk about the series this long after the show went off the air and there even exists a handful of websites devoted to Captain N that look as if some actual effort was put into them.
When it gets right down to it Captain N is going to be vastly more appealing to that certain segment of society that grew up playing the original NES system and watched cartoons in the late 80's early 90's. For instance, unless you've actually played Paperboy the episode `The Invasion of the Paper Pedalers' isn't going to have much meaning. On the other hand I never played Bayou Billy or Puss N' Boots but still enjoyed those episodes. The DVD special features are barely worth mentioning but in the end I don't regret getting this collection one bit. I just happen to fit the target demographic perfectly. In the end you get every episode that matters for a very reasonable price. At 9 ½ hours it's quite a bit of bang for your buck.
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