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Captain N: The Game Master 

Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, is brought to another universe known as Videoland, along with his dog, Duke, to defeat the evil villainess, Mother Brain. Mother Brain ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Garry Chalk ...  King Hippo 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Michael Donovan Michael Donovan ...  Eggplant Wizard 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Doc Harris Doc Harris ...  Narrator 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Matt Hill ...  Kevin 'Captain N' Keene 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Alessandro Juliani ...  Kid Icarus 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Andrew Kavadas ...  Simon Belmont 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Doug Parker Doug Parker ...  Megaman 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Ian James Corlett ...  Dr. Wily / ... 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Venus Terzo ...  Princess Lana 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Tomm Wright Tomm Wright ...  Duke 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Long John Baldry Long John Baldry ...  Additional Voices / ... 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Antony Holland Antony Holland ...  Additional Voices 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Levi Stubbs ...  Mother Brain 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Mark Weatherly Mark Weatherly ...  Additional Voices 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Dorian Barag Dorian Barag ...  Kevin 'Captain N' Keene (live action main title) 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Louie Louie ...  Duke (live action main title) 33 episodes, 1989-1991
Don Brown ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1989-1990
Babs Chula ...  Additional Voices 20 episodes, 1990-1991


Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, is brought to another universe known as Videoland, along with his dog, Duke, 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, which consists of Princess Lana (the Ruler of Videoland), Simon Belmont (the hero from Castlevania), Mega Man, Kid Icarus, and Gameboy (a giant supercomputer). The N Team goes up against the evil Mother Brain (the villain from Metroid) and her minions, King Hippo (Punch-Out), the Eggplant Wizard (Kid Icarus), and Dr. Wily (Mega Man). These forces of good and evil go up against each other and often find themselves in comical, hilarious situations. Written by Mark Moore <kevinkeene@geocities.com>

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Release Date:

9 September 1989 (USA) See more »

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(34 episodes)


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Did You Know?


The show's live action main title was designed and produced by I Square Communications and starred Dorian Borag as "Kevin" and Louie from Critters of the Cinema as "Duke," the dog. See more »


In "Gameboy", Simon asks what's for lunch, even though it's been established that it's dark outside. See more »


Princess Lana: I'm afraid we can't hold out much longer. Kid Icarus, your loyalty has never diminished.
Kid Icarus: Just doing my duty, your highnikus.
Princess Lana: Megaman, you fought bravely, and well.
Megaman: A pleasure to serve you, your worship.
Princess Lana: Simon, you've been our anchor in a long and terrible storm.
Simon Belmont: I know.
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Alternate Versions

Three of the episodes were trimmed down to half of their original length and aired as filler material in Super Mario World See more »


Referenced in Beavis and Butt-Head: Spanish Fly (1995) See more »

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Honestly, I don't remember much of it...
3 October 2019 | by indysmilesSee all my reviews

Captain N is a show that existed to sell Nintendo. All the episodes and characters (execpt for Kevin and Lana) are based off Nintendo games, which makes this show more of a showcase for Nintendo products. Because of this, the writers didn't really put any thought into the episodes. The plots were generic, the villains were stock villains and because of this the show was very bland. Disposable. Forgettable. In this series, a teenage boy called Kevin, is playing his NES, and gets sucked through his TV and transported to Videoland, where he meets Princess Lana, Simon Belmont (from Castlevania), Pit (from Kid Icarus), and Mega Man (from Mega Man) Kevin and Lana were alright characters. Simon Belmont had a vain, whiny, narcisstic personality and is jealous of the affection that Lana shows towards Kevin. Even though I've never played Castlevania, I don't think Simon is like that in the games. Pit and Mega Man had annoying speech mannerisms. Pit kept adding 'icus" to everything he said, and Mega Man added 'mega' to everything he said. Plus, they had annoying voices as well. In series 2 they introduced the character Gameboy. Yes, Gameboy was actually a Gameboy console that talked. Gameboy was added just to promote the Gameboy that was just released at the time. I do have a positive. In a few episodes Link and Princess Zelda (from The Legend of Zelda) did appear in a few episodes, and those episodes were mildly entertaining. At least in this, Link no longer says 'Excuuse me, Princess!' The show in general, is just an advert for Nintendo. Which makes it very boring. The writers are concentrating more on 'how can we show off the Nintendo products' than actually thinking of decent plots that would entertain you. It smacks of a cash grab that tries to get you to buy the latest Nintendo product. But out of all the Nintendo cartoons though, it's not that bad. It's slightly better than the Zelda cartoon.

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