A playthrough of Mindscape’s 1991 license-based action game for the NES, Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
Captain Planet is one of those amusing relics of the era of eco-friendly early 90s that would harp on children about the dangers of deforestization, of oil spills, and of not recycling. His show was pretty okay though, though I never could figure out why he looked like a blue-skinned roadie for Jem & the Holograms. My sister and I used to watch it often, singing along, “Captain Planet, he’s a zero.”
I can’t say that I was ever a fan of this one. The graphics have their nice moments (those spinning satellite dishes in stage 5 look really good, and the cutscenes are well done), but most of the time their repetitive and lack any real detail. The sound isn’t very good, though, with annoying music loops and sound effects – and why did they leave out the theme song? The controls are slippery and the collision detection feels really off – sometimes you can clip through bits of the wall, and other times getting anywhere near it will kill you. The level design just exacerbates these issues further.
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It is better than the Sega Genesis game, at least.
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No cheats were used during the recording of this video.
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