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Captain Planet was an amalgam of youths from around the world, and aimed to rid the world of global warming and climate change. His three foes in this game are Sly Sludge (who is trying to turn earth into a perma-sunny holiday resort, by using excess CFCs to destroy the ozone layer), Looten Plunder (who has kidnapped dolphins for experimentation) and Doctor Blight (who is destroying the rainforests).

Controlling Captain Planet himself, you start off by flying into the screen, collecting time bonus and avoiding hitting stars. Once you've hit one, the main shoot 'em up body of the game starts. The Captain runs and flies, while firing a fusion of fire, water and air. He must stop those enemies of mankind by destroying their rockets, barrels of poison and their minions. Each level ends by facing them as bosses.


Captain Planet Amstrad CPC Underwater
Captain Planet ZX Spectrum Exploding hearts are a symbol of glory
Captain Planet ZX Spectrum Main menu
Captain Planet ZX Spectrum Watch the rockets

Alternate Titles

  • "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" -- Packaging title

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Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 43 out of 100 43


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The instructions offer 15 tips to help save the environment, such as "Tell your teacher you would like to start a recycling centre in school", "Plug electrical equipment into the mains rather than using batteries wherever possible" and "Products such as plastic bags fishing lines or polystyrene foam can be deadly to wildlife".
Contributed to by piltdown_man (105737) and Martin Smith (62981)