Captain N: The Game Master

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 7

    The Fractured Fantasy of Captain N

    Aired 10/26/91

  • S 3 : Ep 6

    Battle of the Baseball Know-It-Alls

    Aired 10/19/91

  • S 3 : Ep 5

    A Tale of Two Dogs

    Aired 10/12/91

  • S 3 : Ep 4

    Totally Tetrisized

    Aired 10/5/91

  • S 3 : Ep 3

    Return to Castlevania

    Aired 9/28/91

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker

    Gameboy (Season 2 and 3)

  • Garry Chalk

    King Hippo

  • Ian James Corlett

    Dr. Wily

  • Matt Hill (III)

    Kevin Keene/Captain N, Narrator

  • Venus Terzo

    Princess Lana

  • show Description
  • Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, and his dog Duke are brought to another universe called Videoland, where Nintendo video games are real, to defeat the evil villainess Mother Brain. Mother Brain is trying to conquer Videoland. Kevin has been brought to defeat her, as foretold in an ancient prophecy. Kevin is given the title "Captain N: The Game Master." He and Duke join the N Team consisting of Princess Lana (the ruler of Videoland), Simon Belmont (the hero from "Castlevania"), Mega Man, Kid Icarus, and later Gameboy (a supercomputer that looks like a Game Boy system). The N Team goes up against the evil Mother Brain (the villianess from "Metroid") and her minions King Hippo (from "Punch Out"), the Eggplant Wizard (from "Kid Icarus"), Dr. Wily (from "Mega Man") and Count Dracula (from "Castlevania"). The forces of good and evil go up against each other and often find themselves in comical, hilarious situations. The Characters The Good Guys: Kevin Keene/Captain N: Kevin Keene is from Northridge California. He was brought to Videoland through the Ultimate Warp Zone to become the savior of Videoland as Captain N: The Video Game Master. Kevin cares greatfully for Lana and his dog Duke. As Captain N, he has a weapon called a Zapper which shoots laser-like beams to dedigitize his enemies. He also wears a power pad, a wonderful item that allows him to jump higher, run extremely fast, and stop time around him for a limited duration. Duke the Dog: Duke is Kevin's pet dog whose weapons are his bark and his bite. Duke will do anything to protect Kevin but is actually a slightly coward. He loves to chase cats. Princess Lana: Princess Lana took over as ruler of Videoland after her father King Charles disappeared. She wishes for peace more than anything else and is too trusting of others, even Mother Brain, if there is a chance of peace. This leads to many problems. Kid Icarus: Kid Icarus AKA Pit is the winged archer from Mount Icarus. Even though he's small and weak, he has a variety of arrows from which to choose for his attacks. He has speech impendiment when he puts the suffix "-icus" after a few words. Mega Man: Mega Man was created by Dr. Light. He is extremely strong due to a mighty arm cannon and is very strong. Like Kid Icarus, he also has a speech impendiment by putting mega in front of a few words. Simon Belmont: Vampire hunter Simon Belmont is extremely vain. He keeps a mirror in his backpack to constantly look at himself. He hats getting his hair mussed up. Despite this, he's very strong. Gameboy: Gameboy was sent to Videoland by King Charles at the start of season 2 from the Mirror World. He is young and naive and uses his display to create weapons. The Bad Guys Mother Brain: Mother Brain is a brain in a bottle and the villain from Metroid. She banished King Charles to Mirror Warp and tries many attempts to overthrow Princess Lana. Eggplant Wizard: Eggplant Wizard is the villain from Mount Icarus. He and King Hippo tend to bungle up tasks that Mother Brain send him on. King Hippo: Like his partner Eggplant Wizard, King Hippo also bungles things up with Eggplant Wizard. He's from Punchland. Dr. Wily: Dr. Wily is Dr. Light's archnemesis who builds Robot Master and other devices for Mother Brain. He also wheezes constantly in his speeches. Alucard: Son of Count Dracula. He's not much like his father. He skateboards and is pretty much a punk. Donkey Kong: Donkey Kong is the giant ape of Kongoland. Although he's not truly evil, he must be appeased with food or else he'll wreak havoc upon the people of Kongoland. Gannon: Gannon is the master of evil on Hyrule. Before he is given the Potion of Power, he looks quite weak until he's returned to his big, powerfulm hoggish mage as he drinks it. He doesn't like to work with others and refuses to obey Mother Brain since he likes to work solo.moreless

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  • Quotes (48)

    • Simon: "Trust me," he says. Ha! I'd sooner trust a vampire to give me a shave.

    • Simon: Ah-ha. I always suspected Duke was part cat.

    • Simon: An honest mistake. Mountain lions are related to dogs, you know.

    • Simon: Oh, he's probably just feeding the alligators... with himself.

    • Bayou Billy: I didn't save you. I saved him. He gets awful indigestion from eatin' strangers. Keeps me up all night.

    • Simon: It's a good thing for you I'm an animal lover. Now scoot, before I change my mind and make fur underwear out of you.

    • Mother Brain: That's it! I've found Captain N's weak spot. King Hippo: Uh, you mean he's afraid of rats?

    • Mother Brain: Hmph! I could have done better, and I don't even have a body!

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    Notes (97)

    • Episode released on DVD titled: Captain N The Game Master The Complete Series . The five second teaser of the episode made it onto the set as a bonus feature, and it was the only episode teaser to be included.

    • Episode released on DVD titled: Captain N The Game Master The Complete Series. The version of the episode included had a bit of dialogue removed.

    • The Adventures of Bayou Billy is notorious among Nintendo fans for its extreme difficulty. It was probably not a coincidence that it was chosen as the one game Captain N never beat.

    • This episode was based on The Adventures of Bayou Billy for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

    • First appearence of Dr. Albert W. Wily.

    • Original airing of the episode had Michael Jackson's song Thriller playing during Kevin and Mike's competition in Castlevania. The DVD Version of the episode as well as some airings replace the song with an instrumental version of Mega Move.

    • Episode released on DVD titled: Captain N The Game Master The Complete Series.

    • The music that briefly plays as the Mount Icarus game begins is used from the movie series Rocky Balboa. Unlike most borrowed songs/music, it remained on the episode rather than being replaced.

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    Trivia (59)

    • Right before the N Team leaves Metroid, the shoulders of Lana's shirt are pink, rather than white.

    • Just before falling through the trap door into the corridors of Metroid, Lana's boots are pink with green stripes, rather than blue with yellow stripes.

    • From his vast Nintendo experience, Kevin knows where the warp zone to Metroid is. However, there are no warp zones between actual games outside of Videoland, so this is not something Kevin's experience playing Nintendo games should tell him.

    • Kevin pushes the left black button in the center of his control pad to pause. While some Nintendo Entertainment System games do pause with this button (the Select button), the great majority pause with the right center button (the Start button).

    • At the beginning, we see Mother Brain watching Kevin, just before he gets sucked into Videoland. At this time, he's seen playing Bayou Billy, but in the previous episode, before he got sucked into Videoland, he is seen playing Mike Tyson's Punch-Out.

    • During the race through Castlevania, when Mike sees the huge soldier, he yells "hey" in Kevin's voice.

    • Eggplant Wizard's hat says "TV REPAIR" but in a close-up it only says "TV" with a blank space underneath.

    • When Simon flexes his muscles the first time, his coat is light blue, rather than dark blue.

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    Allusions (23)

    • The title of the episode is based on the story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell.

    • Videolympics are of course a parody of the Olympics.

    • When they all ask for wishes, Kevin wishes that he would never miss with his zapper, but later he gets depressed because all the challenge was gone and told the genie nevermind. This is an allusion to the Game Genie, which recently came out during this time period. Game Genie was shunned by Nintendo and even threatened the company producing it with Legal actions. Although none prevailed, the Game Genie was considered too easy and immoral.

    • It was based on Dragon Warrior for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

    • Like with the other million DiC shows, this one's title is a parody of a movie called Three Men and a Baby.

    • Nightmare on Elm Street The title is based off of the famous horror movie series.

    • This is based on the game Wizards and Warriors.

    • Simon's supposedly being Donkey Kong Jr: A reference to Donkey Kong's actual son who debuted in and was the main character of Donkey Kong Jr.

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  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Videogames and tv together!

    By twilightboy, Nov 26, 2006

  • Not cute, but a really really funny show

    By angela435231, Sep 25, 2008

  • A TV show based on all kinds of games on the NES.

    By sfan64, Aug 21, 2007

  • Designed to sell Nintendo merchandise to 6-10 year old kids for a couple of years, and that's what it did.

    By srjunkacct, Apr 09, 2006

  • Travel To VideoLand!

    By Sonicblur, Feb 20, 2007

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