Captain Planet and the Planeteers Reviews (NES)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 1.6
Overall User Score (8 votes) 1.6


Critic Reviews

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Pixel-Heroes.de (Feb, 2006)
Mich wundert es, warum man es damals schaffte, gute Lizenztitel zu programmieren, während man heute nur noch lieblos dahergeklatschte Spiele auf den Markt wirft. Das Spiel ist zwar relativ schwer, aber das motiviert ungemein. Schließlich will man immer wissen, was man als nächstes machen muss. Die Levels sind eine Augenweide, aber das erwähnte ich ja schon. Das Spiel hat auf jeden Fall ein einzigartiges Gameplay und ist eine der untergegangenen Action-Perlen der damaligen Zeit.
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Video Games (Apr, 1992)
Auf den ersten Blick scheint Captain Planet in die Kategorie mageres Seichtgeballer zu schlittern, aber je weiter man vorstößt, desto besser wird das Spiel. Die Levels sind durchgedacht aufgebaut und feinfühlig durchgestylt. Jede Stelle kann mit der richtigen Taktik und Kraft/Waffe geschafft werden,
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Mean Machines (Dec, 1991)
I've never seen the cartoon before, but if it's anything like this game, I'm glad I have a massive lie-in every Saturday morning. It's an odd sort of game, really. The "outside" shoot 'em up levels all seem to be incredibly difficult. It took me over an hour of frustrating play just to get past level one! The thing is, after that, the "inside" levels are pretty simple to complete and are far more rewarding. The graphics throughout are okay, but not spectacular, and the sound is quite unfortunate, with some very bizarre tunes. If the gameplay on the shoot 'em up levels had been tightened up, I'd have greeted Captain Planet far more enthusiastically. Unfortunately, progress is always halted by the absurd difficulty level. Frankly, I was very disappointed with this, especially since it was designed and partly programmed by the creator of Boulder Dash.
50
While boasting some innovative gameplay ideas and good graphics and presentation, the high challenge and sections that leave almost no room for error are major turn-offs
50
Captain Planet and the Planeteers takes a serious tone to saving the environment and the planet. It's a bit too much for me. I found the TV show to be much the same. I'm all for taking care of the planet, but there are times when I just want to play a cool game with out an edutainment lesson.
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Play Time (Mar, 1992)
Verschenken Sie “Captain Planet“ an alle, denen Sie eine Grube graben wollen. Benutzen Sie das Spiel, um normale Leute in den Wahnsinn zu treiben. Geben Sie Ihren Delinquenten dieses Spiel zum “Zwangstesten“ und Sie werden keine Probleme mehr bei der Stellensuche haben. Denn mit einer grauenhaften Grafik, ohne Spielwitz, schlechter Animation und ätzendem “Schrebbelsound“ quält es sich doch leichter, oder? Ihre “Opfer“ müssen ein Spiel über sich ergehen lassen, daß zu Beginn sehr einfach ist, dann aber im zweiten Level unmöglich schwer wird. An diesem Game sieht man, wie mit Fantasie, viel Fleiß und Energie, Schrott produziert und verkauft wird.
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Questicle.net (May, 2011)
For a split second on the first stage, I thought the game could be average. It had decent graphics, an entertaining musical number that constantly repeated, and, besides the lousy hit detection, some half-way decent controls. The farther I got, though, the more I realized that the programmers must be working for Big Oil or something. How else to explain the maddening difficulty and sheer evil that power this game’s cells? Also, even though I could care less about the cartoon, it’s a crime that the Planeteers are actually more powerful in the game than Captain Planet.