The BEST Episodes of Captain N: The Game Master

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Network: NBC

Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, and his dog Duke are brought to another universe called Videoland, where Nintendo video games are real, to defeat the evil villianess Mother Brain. Mother Brian is trying to conquer Videoland. Kevin has been brought to defeat her, as foretold in an ancient prophecy. Kevin is given the title "Captain N: The Game Master." He and Duke join the N Team consisting of Princess Lana (the ruler of Videoland), Simon Belmont (the hero from "Castlevania"), Mega Man, Kid Icarus, and later Gameboy (a supercomputer that looks like a Game Boy system). The N Team goes up against the evil Mother Brain (the villianess from "Metroid") and her minions King Hippo (from "Punch Out"), the Eggplant Wizard (from "Kid Icarus"), Dr. Wily (from "Mega Man") and Count Dracula (from "Castlevania"). The forces of good and evil go up against each other and often find themselves in comical, hilarious situations. The Characters: The Good Guys: Kevin Keen

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Metroid Sweet Metroid

#1 - Metroid Sweet Metroid

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 25, 1989

Mother Brain tricks the N-Team into thinking she's been defeated. She then opens up a warp zone, with Kevin's neighborhood shown on the other side. Thinking it's the Ultimate Warp Zone, Kevin goes through. Mother Brain captures the remaining N-Team members and sentences them to banishment in the Black Hole Warp Zone. Kevin, who's really on Metroid, finally gets back to the Palace and rescues the N-Team. *Goofs* Kevin is seen wearing his Power Pad and Zapper on the (illusionary) Northridge streets, even though he left them in Videoland.

star 9.70
33 votes
Directors: Michael Maliani
Writers: Jeffrey Scott
The Most Dangerous Game Master

#2 - The Most Dangerous Game Master

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 1989

Dr. Wily creates an android of Mike Vincent, a bully that used to beat Kevin up on Earth, programmed from Kevin's memories. Kevin and the android become friends, and ""Mike"" is destroyed saving Kevin's life.

star 7.57
7 votes
Queen of the Apes

#3 - Queen of the Apes

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 1990

Mother Brain plots to switch bodies with Lana – only to have Donkey Kong and Gameboy interfere.

star 7.50
2 votes
Kevin in Videoland

#4 - Kevin in Videoland

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 1989

Mother Brain has been laying siege to the Palace of Power for seven years. When it seems like all is lost, the Ancient Prophecy declares a young warrior (Captain N: The Game Master), who would lead them to victory. The Ultimate Warp Zone opens in the room of Kevin Keene, who is playing video games when he's supposed to be cleaning his room. The warp zone pulls Kevin in through his TV and his dog, Duke, jumps in after him. Kevin arrives in Video Land, at the feet of several Nintendo game heroes (Mega Man, Kid Icarus and Simon Belmont). Princess Lana tries to give Kevin his mission, but he would prefer to leave. Meanwhile, Mother Brain sends two of her incompetent goons, Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo, to kidnap Lana. After failing to stop them, Kevin tries to get the N-Team to come up with a plan. Can they save Lana in time and stop Mother Brain's forces.

star 7.04
82 votes
How's Bayou

#5 - How's Bayou

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 1989

Mother Brain finds out that Kevin stinks at The Adventures of Bayou Billy. She has Dr. Wily make a robo-cat for her that she can control. It is sent to the Palace of Power. Meanwhile, Kevin is giving Lana dance lessons. Kevin suggests they go to Earth to impress Kevin's friends. Lana says some other time. Duke chases the robo-cat through the warp to Bayouland. Kevin goes after him. King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard go to Bayouland to make sure Kevin doesn't leave. After a few hours, the robo-cat sneaks back into the Palace. Mega Man catches it and shows it to Lana. Lana decides to go to Bayouland and warn Kevin that something's up, but she has to agree to a candlelight dinner with Simon in order to get him to come along. After falling through some quicksand, Kevin lands in a cave. An alligator is there, but Bayou Billy prevents it from eating Kevin. Billy agrees to help Kevin look for Duke, but first he teaches Kevin how to survive in the bayou. Kevin learns to use a whip. Billy goes to r

star 7.01
69 votes
Simon the Ape-Man

#6 - Simon the Ape-Man

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 11, 1989

Simon loses his memory while ironboarding. The N-Team tries to help him get his memory back. Mother Brain, meanwhile, gets King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard to brainwash him into thinking he's an N-Team hunter, Then he think he's Donkey Kong Jr. when he loses his memory again when Donkey Kong finds him. Finally, after being hit on the head with a coconut, Simon regains his memory.

star 6.67
3 votes
Quest for the Potion of Power

#7 - Quest for the Potion of Power

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1990

Kevin sets out with Link and Princess Zelda on a journey through Hyrule to stop the evil wizard Ganon from being restored to his full power.

star 6.67
3 votes
Wishful Thinking

#8 - Wishful Thinking

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 14, 1989

Kid Icarus is upset because he's too short. When Duke finds a magic lamp with a genie inside, Kid Icarus wishes himself big. He grows into a giant!!! When King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard steal the lamp, they make Mother Brain their servant! The N-Team, sans Kid Icarus, goes to Metroid to retrieve the lamp. When Kid Icarus comes to their rescue, he's shrunken. He uses his extremely small size to get into the lamp and wish everything back to normal. He then sets the genie free from the lamp, and the two of them become very good friends.

star 6.50
2 votes
In Search of the King

#9 - In Search of the King

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 18, 1989

Kevin, Lana, Simon, and Duke go to the Mirror World to rescue Lana's father, King Charles. Meanwhile, their opposites travel to their world. Finally, Kid Icarus and Mega Man send the opposites (except Lana's opposite) through the Mirror Warp. Kevin, Simon, Duke, and King Charles go back to their world. King Charles takes Lana's opposite back to the Mirror Warp and Lana goes back to her world safely. With the opposites and King Charles in the Mirror World, the Mirror Warp is destroyed leaving King Charles is trapped in the Mirror World.

star 6.50
4 votes
The Trouble with Tetris

#10 - The Trouble with Tetris

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 1990

Lana reunites with her long-lost brother Lyle on the distant video world of Tetris.

star 6.50
2 votes
Once Upon a Time Machine

#11 - Once Upon a Time Machine

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 1990

Count Gruemon steals Kevin's Power Pad and Zapper in Hyrule, so he and Link set out into the world of Puss 'n Boots to get them back, along with the help of Pero the cat.

star 6.50
2 votes
The Invasion of the Paper Pedalers

#12 - The Invasion of the Paper Pedalers

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 22, 1990

The N Team takes a trip to a world where Mother Brain is hypnotizing residents with a special kind of newspaper ink. They meet a paperboy named Julio who is trying to figure out the reason behind this, but they then discover why Julio is immune to the hypnotic ink - he is illiterate.

star 6.50
2 votes
Germ Wars

#13 - Germ Wars

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 29, 1990

Kevin contracts a video virus he has no immunity to – so the N Team shrinks themselves down and goes inside Kevin's body to battle the virus.

star 6.50
2 votes
Nightmare on Mother Brain's Street

#14 - Nightmare on Mother Brain's Street

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 4, 1989

In her secret lair within the frightful world of Metroid, Mother Brain asks a question to her all-knowing Computer Mind Mirror...who's the most fairest of them all? The Computer Mind Mirror says that Princess Lana is the most beautiful of them all and she has Eggplant Wizard to make a poison apple that'll make Princess Lana fall asleep. When this works, Princess Lana is warped to Excalibur, the land of Wizards and Warriors. Kevin, Simon, and Duke head there to rescue her. They're told that they can rescue Lana if they fall asleep, so they each take a bite of the apple. Meanwhile, back at the palace, Kid Icarus and Mega Man are also given apples and are warped to Excalibur. In their dreams, which are actually their nightmares come true, Kevin suggests that they fall asleep to wake up in their own world. It works. The N Team goes back to the Palace and they put Mother Brain and her servents to sleep.

star 6.33
3 votes

#15 - Videolympics

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 1989

Mother Brain and her minions challenge the N Team to an athletic event. Whoever wins gets the Throne to Videoland. But Mother Brain's real intention is to steal the Three Sacred Treasures from Mount Icarus. She uses them to send the N Team into the Warp Zone to Oblivion.

star 6.25
4 votes
Mega Trouble for Megaland

#16 - Mega Trouble for Megaland

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 7, 1989

The N Team travels through a Warp Zone and ends up a week in the future. Mother Brain has already begun to conquer most of Videoland. The N Team goes to Dr. Wily's base to destroy the Three Sacred Treasures.

star 6.00
3 votes

#17 - Gameboy

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 1990

King Charles is about to come home through a warp zone that only opens every 1000 video years. But he decides to send a supercomputer called Game Boy in his place.

star 6.00
3 votes
The Lost City of Kongoland

#18 - The Lost City of Kongoland

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 1990

The N Team travels to Kongoland to stop Mother Brain from getting a priceless artifact. But when Lana crosses paths with the artifact, she becomes an even deadlier foe than Mother Brain.

star 6.00
2 votes
Misadventures in Robin Hood Woods

#19 - Misadventures in Robin Hood Woods

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 1991

A pitstop on the world of Nottingham to fix the warp wagon teams Kevin and Kid Icarus with Robin Hood and his Merry Men to halt the devilish deeds of the Sheriff. But when the revenge-hungry Sheriff plots to capture the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, its Kid Icarus who winds up arrow-to-arrow in a Tournament of Champions that could save Maid Marion from her doom.

star 6.00
3 votes
Mr. and Mrs. Mother Brain

#20 - Mr. and Mrs. Mother Brain

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 28, 1989

Lana invites Mother Brain over to sign a peace treaty. Kevin and Mega Man are pretty eager about this, but Kid Icarus isn't taking any chances. Simon gets ahold of Kid Icarus's love-at-first-sight arrow and decides to use it on Lana. But when Mother Brain arrives, Simon mis-aims, and it winds up hitting him. He takes a look at Mother Brain and falls in love with her. Mother Brain, confused, attacks and her team imprisons Simon. This love spell will be permanent unless they shoot Simon with an antidote soon. Therefore, Kid Icarus and Mega Man have to go to Mt. Icarus to get it. So while they're doing that, Kevin and Lana head for CastleVania to find Simon. Meanwhile, over at Metroid, Dr. Wily suggests that Mother Brain have Simon prove his love to her by helping her capture CastleVania. Kevin and Lana arrive at CastleVania just in time to see that it's being attacked, and have an encounter with, making his Captain N debut, Count Dracula! Simon appears and whips Drac good, but then drops

star 5.80
5 votes
Three Men and a Dragon

#21 - Three Men and a Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 21, 1989

Dragon Lord, with the help of Mother Brain, tries to turn all the dragons on Dragon's Den evil. The N Team arrives and rescues Puff, the last good baby dragon. Using magic lightning, the spell on the dragons is removed, and Dragon's Den is saved.

star 5.75
4 votes
Happy Birthday, Mega Man

#22 - Happy Birthday, Mega Man

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 2, 1989

It's Mega Man's birthday, but he's upset because he's not human. Then he finds out about the Warp of Life. He must pass the Three Challenges. He, the N Team, and Dr. Light set off, accompanied by another Dr. Light creation, Mega Girl. Mega Man passes the Three Challenges, after numerous instances of the N Team insisting that they turn back. Mega Man goes through the Warp of Life and becomes human. He then finds out that the N Team was playing along with the Warp of Life all along. They wanted to see if Mega Man really had what it takes to pass the Three Challenges. Mega Man also finds out that Roll already passed the Three Challenges, and she's alive also. Before they leave, the Warp of Life wishes Mega Man a Happy Birthday!

star 5.67
3 votes
The Feud of Faxanadu

#23 - The Feud of Faxanadu

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 1990

A power overload in the Palace of Power's football arena warps the N Team to Faxanadu – where they find themselves amidst a conflict between elves and dwarves – and an evil being bent on getting a powerful crystal that will let him conquer the video world.

star 5.50
2 votes
Having a Ball

#24 - Having a Ball

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 1990

Mother Brain fires Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo for failing to capture the Triforce – so they steal the Triforce pieces for themselves while Link and Zelda are away at Lana's royal ball.

star 5.50
2 votes
I Wish I Was a Wombatman

#25 - I Wish I Was a Wombatman

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 1990

Pit must help his television hero deal with Mother Brain, but finds his TV hero may not be all he thought he was.

star 5.50
2 votes