Captain Planet and the Planeteers
The Power Is Yours!
Captain Planet and the Planeteers entertained kids with science fiction adventure and lessons about multiculturalism, biodiversity, environmentalism, youth gangs, compassion, prejudice and the AIDS-HIV pandemic. While the series was not without its faults, it had all the makings of a great video game.
Captain Planet, the multicultural Planeteers and their hi-tech, flying space ship are all crippled by amazingly poor control mechanics and a high frequency of instant death. The game's graphics, music and sound effects are bland and otherwise uninspiring
The Bottom Line
Captain Planet and the Planeteers was part of a trend in the late 1980's - 1990s to insert an educational component to the cartoons that kids watched. The series had the heroes, villains and storyline to make a great video game, but somewhere along the way someone decided to forget about quality in the hopes that the franchise would sell the game to unsuspecting consumers.