Hi All!!!

So for no good reason other than I felt like doing it at the time, I went back and re-watched my favorite series from my childhood. Recently, I’ve been feeling extremely nostalgic for the icons of my childhood… the original NES, Saturday Morning Cartoons, the old transformers toys that no one could get right, Star Wars, the list goes on.

I started with a show that everyone should watch at least once in their lives. It’s incredibly cheesy, though when compared to some of the crap out there today, it’s Einstein-level quality programming… that’s right, The Super Mario Brothers Super Show!!

Good lord, I still remember the first time I saw Lou Albano wrestle. Words cannot describe how emotionally scarring that was after loving this show!!

Of course, who can forget their favorite part of that show?

YEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH BABY!!! This was a cartoon that took the place of the Mario cartoon in every other episode (I believe) of the Super Mario Brothers Super show. Was it cheesy? Yes. Were the stories simplistic? Yes. Was Link kind of a douche? Yes. Did we all love it anyway? HELL YES!!! I watched it religiously, I still play the newer games, and I still have my original cartridge of The Adventure of Link: Zelda II, which IMHO was the best of the series.

I know most people like Link’s Awakening,  but this was the superior game for me!

This show was unfortunately very short-lived. We enjoyed it for as long as we got it, but its run was tragically cut short, thus Zelda would never get her hands of the Triforce of power, the Triforce of Courage would never come into existence, Link never gets his kiss, and we never learn how Ganon is defeated.

Then another show makes its way onto the scene. This show ran for three seasons (a decent run for a show during that time period), and had an interesting premise. This show is the topic of today’s post and my favorite show from when I was a kid. Yes, I loved it more than Dungeons and Dragons, more than Transformers, more than Ghostbusters, and… yes… more than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

I am speaking of course, of Captain N: The Game Master!

This show has fallen into obscurity since it’s run, and I consider this a crime! The show has no BluRay release and the DVDs are extremely rare and expensive! Thankfully, YouTube playlists have been able to fill that void and supply us with hours of entertainment.

The animation was the same kind of cheap stuff you saw from shows like Masters of the Universe where you could tell the animators were on a tight budget, but did we care as kids? Do we now? No.

The premise of the show was that a young man got sucked into a video game world, through his NES, to help defeat Mother Brain, the Metroid villain that was trying to take over Videoland… where Samus was is anybody’s guess, but we’ll leave that where it is for now. The kid, Kevin, is joined by characters who’s worlds have fallen victim to Mother Brain’s rampage. He is joined by his dog, his dog, another original character, Princess Lana, Simon Belmonte who is portrayed to be a buffoon, the annoying Kid Icarus, and the scrappy little MegaMan. They would eventually be joined by GameBoy, coinciding with the release of the system. (I still have mine, it’s the only toy I still have from when I was that young!)

The show takes you through various Nintendo worlds, fighting various villains and meeting up with familiar heroes from other games. It was basically a massive advertisement for the Nintendo System… not that there’s anything wrong with that as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did the same exact thing to sell more action figures.

I think everyone’s favorite Episode was out of season two. Known as The Quest for the Potion of Power. This show bring back two fan favorites… Link and Princess Zelda, portrayed by the same voice actors as the original show, which was a welcomed touch.

It appears to take place a few years following the events of the Zelda TV show. Ganon has been defeated, both Zelda and Link are older, and all seems well… except that Ganon is now in danger of returning thanks to Mother Brain. While Zelda is much less of damsel in distress here, Link is still his douchey self.

My only complaint is how easily Ganon is defeated. He’s seriously in the last minute of the episode and goes out within seconds. This could have justifiably been a two-party episode and I don’t think the fans would have complained.

Other than that, this show was amazing. I won’t give too much away, but I seriously recommend it if you haven’t seen it already. It’s full of late 80s cheese and a lot of fun! I’m planning on introducing my kids to it… as soon as I stop drifting off into nostalgia each time I view it!



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Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

3 Comments on “Nostalgia Time!!! The Rewatch of Captain N #Nostalgia #Nintendo #Zelda #80s

  1. Fun times. BTW, not that I’m suggesting selling it (more like protect it), those game boys are major collector’s items with the nostalgia crowd and kids wanting a piece of the history that they otherwise mock, lol

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    • One thing that always kind of had me scratching my head about it… is it just me, or does Zelda seem more… friendly with Kevin than Link?
      I mean, granted, Link is a bit of a douche in these episodes, but damn! Kevin got kissed twice by Zelda, when she was freed from the evil knight, she ran to Kevin (not Link) for protection, and she was a lot more praising of him than Link.
      I dunno, maybe I’m reading too much into it, but…

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