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You are Captain Comic, galactic hero. Your mission is to recover three treasures from the planet Omsoc, which have been stolen away and hidden on the remote planet of Tambi.

Captain Comic is a platformer featuring a huge nonlinear playfield divided into several different terrains. As Comic, you must search throughout Tambi for power ups and items that will aid you in your quest to recover the three treasures. The Captain's main weapon is 'Blastola Cola', a can of drink that allows him to hurl fireballs at his foes. For each can that he finds, an additional fireball can be thrown.

There are many different paths that are available from the start, but without the right item or weapon, it can be impossible to progress through certain paths, or even to commit suicide. It's up to the player to decide the correct route to take, and which places to return to at a later time.


The Adventures of Captain Comic NES In a new level
The Adventures of Captain Comic DOS Birds sometimes get very hard to handle
The Adventures of Captain Comic NES Beginning of the level
The Adventures of Captain Comic DOS Bug-eyes

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Alternate Titles

  • "Captain Comic: The Adventure" -- NES Cartridge title

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User Reviews

A fun game, but it can use a little more. DOS Andrew Shepard (1411)
Not classic, but not horrible either. DOS emerging_lurker (178)
Great game for 1988 but outdated by 1990 DOS gametrader (233)
For those who were around at the time, this is wonderfully nostalgic. DOS Steve Hall (352)
Horrible game? I don't think so DOS IJan (1990)
A great game considering what kind of "gaming machine" the PC was in 1988 DOS MacBertie (5)
A truly horrible game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)
For once, I agree with Tomer Gabel! DOS Late (95)

Critic Reviews NES Nov, 2012 B 75
Power Play NES Nov, 1990 52 out of 100 52
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jan, 1990 16 out of 40 40
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 Unscored Unscored


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Cancelled port

Ron Risley's PAL port from the NTSC NES version was complete, but never marketed.


After Scott Miller saw Captain Comic, he tried hard to recruit the author, Michael Denio, but Michael didn't have faith that shareware games could make money, and so he stayed at his normal job.


For the NES port, the programmers chose classical music from the public domain so that they would not have to pay royalties to other music companies.


The planet "Omsoc" where the treasures are stolen from is really "Cosmo" spelled backwards. Michael Denio used this trick for naming several things in the series.

Theme song

The theme song for Captain Comic was traditionally a rendition of the United States' Marine Corps Theme.

Information also contributed by Andrew Shepard and Sciere

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Contributed to by lugnut (381) and IJan (1990)