Talk:Captain N: The Game Master

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Where it says that Tetris was only referenced in music, I remember seeing an episode where they were in Tetris land, shooting the blocks... anybody else remember? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.139.161.43 (talk) 23:37, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Princess Lana's brother Prince Lyle lives in the land of Tetris.129.139.1.68 (talk) 20:44, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

What's all this nonsense about "being like Marty McFly" from the Back to the Future cartoon? In what way? Personality? The fact they both wore red jackets? Who wrote this article? 213.106.248.201 (talk) 13:44, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm deleting the links to captainn.net and it's forum on the grounds that while the site was inspired by this show, it has very little to do with the actual show and adds no additional info to what is on here.

Ok, a couple of mistakes :

  • 1. Mother Brain from the original Metroid does have a face. It's just not the face from Captian N.
  • 2. There is no Castlevania from the Castlevania games. The castle was Dracula's Castle and is nowhere (that I'm aware of) that it is referred to as "Castlevania".

In regards to CaptainN.net in terms of pure Captain N information, information on both the television and comic book series can be found in its Captain N sector. This information includes comic book scans, transcripts, screenshots, and so on and so forth. While the entire site is not about Captain N, the site is.

Responses to Above Mistakes:

  • 3. In Castlevania 3 the mapscreen has a sign saying Castlevania hinting that the area might be called that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.134.138.187 (talk) 02:49, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

There was a similar show later...[edit]

There was a similar show a couple of years later, only it was based on Sega characters, and the main character was a tomato with a green mohawk... although I can't think of any Sega games with a tomato with a green mohawk. Can someone please refresh my memory as to what show this is? (edit: and I know it wasn't Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes, which I do remember, and had a completely different style to it... this mystery show I'm thinking of had a lot of gritty urban and industrial backgrounds and it wasn't really as light-hearted as Captain N) --I am not good at running 21:46, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

  • I think that show was called Video Power, and the tomato was just one of a group of heroes. Unfortunately, I didn't recognize a single one of them.
Just to note: The animated segment of Video Power wasn't based (at least not entirely) around Sega characters. I'm pretty sure that the warrior was from (or implied to be from) an NES game, and the tomato wasn't their main character.
  • The tomato would be Kwirk, from one of the first Game Boy games. Not one of the most memorable, save that I can remember playing 99-room levels and remembering the repeated patterns. Confusing Manifestation 16:04, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
Power Team The character from it where all based on Acclaim videogames.

List of Games[edit]

Should there be a list of games that were mentioned/referenced in the show. Tetris and Baiyou Billy were actually a couple of instances and some of these were pretty weird (and fun). I've also been making references of these games and linking to this page (with approapriate info so people will understand why the links are there).

Fandom[edit]

I don't personally think that the fandom section adds anything (as the websites mentioned are linked and the date of the beginning of a Captain N fan site is inconsequential), and the person who created this section is quite aware of other Captain N fan sites that he neglects to even mention. As such, I'm removing it and adding information regarding the DVD release. Blue Slime 06:23, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Inclusion in WP:CVG[edit]

Considering the characters included in Captain N, as well as many other elements of this show, I feel the show qualifies for coverage under the Computer and Video Games WikiProject. --Geopgeop 10:56, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

New Stills[edit]

Considering the DVD will be released in the near future, if it's possible could someone be able to update the low quality stills in the article with more suiting pictures? Of course unless the quality of the DVD videos are that of VHS tapes like they might be from the pictures already in the article. TCL 16:53, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Edit: I posted the logo picture in DVD Quality GiovanniP4E

GEEZ![edit]

Mother Brain sounds like the plant from the Rock Horror Picture Show! And Mega Man's voice is so stupid he's not even blue, he looks more like Bubble Man! Bassium!


You have never seen the original megaman when he first came out. I am not referring to the megaman games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. This is what the cartoon is based on how he originally looked. majinsnake 18:28, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Plant from Rock Horror Picture show?! You mean Little shop of horrors? That's because it's the same voice actor. Levi Stubbs.129.139.1.68 (talk) 20:48, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Game Boy or Gameboy?[edit]

Throughout the article, the character based on the Game Boy is spelled as either Game Boy or Gameboy. Can anyone verify which is correct, and then make sure the article is consistent? -Joltman 11:49, 19 April 2007 (UTC) Captain N: The Game Master

According to the title of the episode that introduces the character, it's "Gameboy". That's what most of the fandom uses, anyway. However, going by episode titles, another character's name would be spelled "Megaman", but most of the fandom spells it "Mega Man". I'm not sure which way to go with this. Tuxedo Mark (talk) 01:17, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Parody of Captain N[edit]

There is a parody series of Captain N, called Captain S...which is the same concept but with Sega. I think that this should be included. I will provide a link: www.pbc-productions.com/CaptainS/main.html


Isn't this just advertising for a third party production? Although it does seem to be inspired by Captain N... Catastrophese 19:11, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:CaptainN.jpg[edit]

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Episode notability[edit]

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Kevin Keene - "The Varsity letter (the "N") on his jacket is for swimming."[edit]

Current revision says of Kevin Keene that "The Varsity letter (the "N") on his jacket is for swimming." -- this sounds implausible (surely "Nintendo"), but I have no sources to back me up and am unwilling to go on a priori reasoning. Can someone who knows one way or the other either edit or reference it? -- Whitepaw 07:37, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

In the Episode "The Big Game", Rick Walker (one of the football players from North Ridge) identifies Kevin as a member of the junior varsity swim team for that high school. Presumably he got the letter from there. Incidentally the letter would actually be the first initial of the high school. I don't have any other sources than that. Monthigos 19:37, 4 August 2007 (UTC)


It's common sense that the N on the jacket stands for his highschool. Before he was called captain N and entered the gameworld, Do you recall he had the jacket before he entered the world. It's in every intro episode of the show. You don't need sources to source that. The captain N/captain Nintendo part is probably the gimmick part of that. Whitepaw rewatch any episode to view the intro. majinsnake 7 July 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.122.134.150 (talk)

Where can I find a jacket like Kevin's? Nate-Dawg921 (talk) 19:49, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

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Is there any notability at all of Captain N looking "slightly" like Peter Venkman from New Ghostbusters? Delete please. Kazra 16:05, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Differences between show and games[edit]

Should some note be made about the fact that it was written largely by people unfamiliar with the source material and often would depict characters that look almost nothing like there original (Mega Man and Simon Belmont). Despite the fact that the main villain is the motherbrain nothing else appears from the Metroid game and when asked why the main writer said they new nothing about the game that "she" was from. Pwright329 (talk) 18:28, 7 June 2008 (UTC)


Other Characters[edit]

No one mentioned Ganon in the other characters field which he should be. Their are others mentioned who only appeared in 1 episode just as Ganon had. He's the main villian/archenemy of Link. So whoever did that section left that out. majinsnake (talk) 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Princess of Videoland[edit]

In Lana's bio, it states that she rules over all of the lands of Videoland. That's pretty much been the assumption in the fandom for the past 19 years. The name of the universe is Videoland. Statements on the show confirm this (as does the grossly inaccurate map of Videoland seen in the Season 1 intro and "The Big Game"). However, the DVD release contains excerpts from the production bible, and Lana's home world is stated to be "Videoland" (on par with Castlevania for Simon, Megaland for Mega Man, and Mount Icarus for Kid Icarus). Her home world is never mentioned by name on the show (though the Palace of Power is situated on a larger world of some sort). The information that the world itself is called Videoland and part of a larger universe also called Videoland (analogous to New York, New York) raises an interesting possibility. Could Lana be merely the ruler of her own home world, not of the entire universe? It certainly make a lot more sense, and it explains the general lack of recognition by other-worlders. Thoughts? Tuxedo Mark (talk) 01:32, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

My thoughts are that this is an encyclopedia, and not a fan forum Moore. 129.139.1.68 (talk) 21:28, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Batman and Robin[edit]

I personally don't see how Kevin mentioning Batman and Robin in one episode points to Wombatman being a parody. I mean sure it's pretty evident that it is a parody, mentioning Batman isn't the missing tell all evidence of this. In fact, from what I remember, the mention of Batman and Robin had nothing to do with Wombatman, but was explaining what a bat was to Simon when Simon lost his memory. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TwistedArachnid (talkcontribs) 08:52, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

I erased the parts of Wombatman's bio that were pure speculation with no sources to any interviews with creators or mentioned in any episode. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TwistedArachnid (talkcontribs) 08:52, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

broadcast history[edit]

I added a new section "Broadcast History" listing the channels this show aired on in the USA. Here is what I added: Broadcast History: NBC(1989-1992)
Syndication (1992-1994)*
Family Channel(1993-1996)
USA Network (1995-1998)* as "Captain N and the Video Game Masters".
Someone, though, has several times changed the Syndication and Changes Section to say it was played on Disney Channel & Cartoon Network from 1994-2002. Why anyone would add this repeatedly I'm not sure, but it's getting annoying. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MRLOL785 (talkcontribs) 16:37, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

  • The Family Channel years are way off. I recall seeing Season 1 and 2 episodes while Season 3 was airing on NBC (1991-1992). Also, Family Channel and USA airings are, by definition, syndication. Tuxedo Mark (talk) 03:27, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Thank you for pointing that out, I don't recall which episodes ran with which exactly. (talk) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.171.101.228 (talk) 18:29, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Syndication section errors[edit]

In regards to the "Captain N & The Video Game Masters" syndication package, the article states:

Season 1 episodes were time-compressed to fit in the SMB3 airings. This is impossible, since any given Season 1 episode is 20+ minutes long. It never aired with the Mario 3 episodes.

Season 2 and 3 episodes aired in their original speed. Wrong. I recently did some episode comparisons. Season 2 episodes were indeed time-compressed (both on The Family Channel and in the VGM package), and so were Season 3 episodes.Tuxedo Mark (talk) 03:33, 14 June 2010 (UTC)


Reception[edit]

Is that section needed? It's "stubby" and doesn't add anything to the article other than "some internet guy didn't like it". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.183.104.237 (talk) 03:55, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

I agree. I vote delete it.68.196.232.91 (talk) 00:12, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Disagreed - it was a typical thing of it's era, i.e. a not-even-almost faithful to the source-material "series" essentially only made as an extended, continuous, commercial for the products sold by Nintendo of america. It is blatantly obvious that the writers - really, anyone on the team - had no idea of the source-material (given the portrayal of characters in the series, one would be forgiven for thinking that they literally hadn't even so much as seen the boxart for most of the videogames, except possibly the north american box "art" for the original Mega Man), the production values are incredibly low, the animation is beyond sub-par even for the era etcetera etcetera - this was not on any account a good show, and the article should reflect that in some way (preferably a "reception" section), as it now looks like it's been written by some incredibly in-denial fanboy who is doing his or her best to make the show look as good as possible for... I don't know, being bribed by NOA? Cheap jokes aside, the whole article reads like that uncouth expression, "fanwank", and does not at all reflect the reality of this production. 94.254.51.236 (talk) 23:37, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

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