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Captain Planet and the Planeteers (NES)

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Description

Based on the cartoon series of the same name, Captain Planet and the Planeteers are environmental protectors. Each Planeteer is endowed with a special elemental power which is used to combat pollution, preserve the environment and keep everything ship-shape. When the Planeteers combine powers a superhero Captain Planet, guardian of the Earth, is summoned. The powers of Gaia keep watch over the world, and assign the Planeteers to where they are needed.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an action sidescroller game divided into two sections: Inside levels and outside levels. Outside levels usually put the Planeteers in some kind of vehicle which can move in any of eight directions on the screen. The planeteers can use any of their elemental powers, drained from an energy bar: Fire shoots a fireball directly ahead, Water shoots out a water wave, Wind lets loose a defensive air currents, Earth tosses stones out to the earth and Heart calms animal creatures. Touching an enemy or projectile results in instant death.

Inside levels summon Captain Planet himself, who can punch or turn himself into a swirling version of any of the five elements. Captain Planet can also move/fly in any of eight directions and also can only take one hit before dying. Power-ups can also be found on these levels.

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Captain Planet and the Planeteers NES Gaia offers the first level briefing
Captain Planet and the Planeteers NES We're in a sub. Destroy missile silos with stones in level 3-1
Captain Planet and the Planeteers NES Rescue elephants and avoid enemy choppers in level 4-1
Captain Planet and the Planeteers NES Just beaten a 1-up out of a metal block

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Pixel-Heroes.de Feb, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Mean Machines Dec, 1991 59 out of 100 59

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Trivia

Cancelled Genesis port

Due to poor sales of the NES version, a planned Genesis port was canned. The Genesis Captain Planet game is unrelated to this one.
Atom Ant (776) added Captain Planet and the Planeteers (NES) on Dec 26, 2006