Captain Novolin

Moby ID: 17406

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Some Superheroes possess incredible strength, others can fly or make themselves invisible; Captain Novolin has the power of ... diabetes! And he is going to need that power when aliens (appropriately disguised as sugary junk food) come to take over the earth under command of their leader Blubberman. The first action the aliens take to pursue their evil plan is to kidnap the mayor of Pineville, who has only enough diabetes supplies for 48 hours!

On his quest to save the mayor and defeat the aliens, Captain Novolin has to complete several Jump 'n Run levels while dodging attacking aliens and managing his diabetes. Before every level he has to take the right dose of insulin, and he shouldn't pick up more food items than he is advised to.

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19 People (18 developers, 1 thanks)

Produced by
  • Raya Systems
Developed by
  • Sculptured Software
Designed and Directed by
Programmed by
Art by
Music Composed by
Music by
Sounds by
Testing
Special Thanks to
  • Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Medical Director
Consulting Diabetes Educator
Consulting Dietitian
Made possible by
  • Novo Nordisk

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Critics

Average score: 27% (based on 2 ratings)

Players

Average score: 1.9 out of 5 (based on 10 ratings with 1 reviews)

Diabetes never looked worse!

The Good
From an educational standpoint, it does provide information to youngsters about the necessary responsibilities required to live with Diabetes. Unfortunately the game is so extremely difficult that you can't access it's wealth of knowledge anyways.

The Bad
The storyline is corny but that was to be expected. The graphics are a failure on the SNES but, again that was to be expected. The controls of Captain Novolin are delayed, shaky, and untrustworthy. Not to mention you only have one possible move and that is to jump. Your only attack capability whatsoever is to hold down on the control pad as you jump but that is unreliable at best. Also, there are enemies that are blatantly impossible to escape uninjured.

The Bottom Line
This is possibly the worst game on the Super Nintendo Console and is definitely in the ranking as one of the worst games of all time.

SNES · by smelly_fish_fart (5) · 2007

Trivia

Novolin

Novolin is the brand name for the insulin produced by the Danish Novo Nordisk pharmaceutical company, presumably a sponsor of this game's production.

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Game added by Mobygamesisreanimated.

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Game added April 20, 2005. Last modified August 17, 2023.