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:
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 King Hippo (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael Donovan ...
 Eggplant Wizard (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Doc Harris ...
 Narrator (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Kevin 'Captain N' Keene (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Kid Icarus (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Simon Belmont (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Doug Parker ...
 Megaman (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Dr. Wily / ... (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Princess Lana (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Tomm Wright ...
 Duke (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Long John Baldry ...
 Additional Voices / ... (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Antony Holland ...
 Additional Voices (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Levi Stubbs ...
 Mother Brain (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mark Weatherly ...
 Additional Voices (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Dorian Barag ...
Louie ...
 Duke (live action main title) (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Don Brown ...
 Additional Voices (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Additional Voices (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
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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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9 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Captain N and the Video Game Masters  »

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Trivia

The series was released on DVD on February 27, 2007. It includes all 13 episodes of season one, and 13 of the 14 episodes from season two (only the When Mother Brain Rules clip show is omitted.) Season three is not included as licensing issues mean it is a separate series. See more »

Goofs

In The Most Dangerous Game Master, Dr. Wily builds the body of the Mike Vincent android BEFORE he steals Captain N's memories. How could he know what Mike Vincent looks like without having yet gotten the memories? See more »

Quotes

Kid Icarus: Thanks, Kevinikus. You're a pretty good game master, after all.
Kevin Keene: Thank me later. We've got to warp out of here before Donkey Kong gives us the Big Game Over.
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Referenced in Game Boys (2008) See more »

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The Best Cartoon Ever
1 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Captain N: The Gamemaster was the epitome of what a cartoon should be. It had cool characters that you could care about: Kevin Keene, Princess Lana, Mega Man, Kid Icarus, and yes, even Simon Belmont. The show also had characters from other great video games make cameos. I remember loving and "still" loving this show so much, I boycotted NBC for several years since they didn't acknowledge my suggestion for possible plots and why the show should continue to air and the terrible job done in the final season. But anyways, I recommend all of you to check out an old video store, swing by a Captain N homepage, or better yet, petition to get this back on the air. I hope everyone has the opportunity to view the greatest cartoon series ever made.


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