Captain N & The Video Game Masters

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Captain N & The Video Game Masters

Captain N & The Video Game Masters was a compilation TV show, produced for syndication, consisting of four Nintendo cartoons that were produced by DIC Entertainment. It originally aired on weekday syndication and was later seen on the USA Network.

The show was essentially reruns, and the opening segment consisted of clips of the four shows that it showcased; The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda and Captain N: The Game Master. As Captain N & The Video Game Masters was produced for syndication, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! was omitted, for it was also airing separately in syndication. The show's theme music was recycled from Captain N's second season intro, with the lyrics consisting of nothing but "The world of Captain N is here" sung four times.

List of shows[edit]

Broadcast history[edit]

  • Syndication (1992-1993)


  • After the introduction played, the show went to a commercial break. After that, the proper opening to whichever show that was being aired that day was shown.
  • All shows were time compressed and were split into two acts, removing a commercial fade-out on some shows (Captain N: The Game Master, The Legend of Zelda and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3). Although a Captain N episode was a full half hour, the other shows would air two episodes back-to-back. When two episodes of The Legend of Zelda were aired, they were sped up and cut significantly to around ten minutes.
  • When The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3 aired, the order of the shorts was reversed (for example, the first episode aired as "Reptiles in the Rose Garden/Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas", rather than "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas/Reptiles in the Rose Garden", as in the original cartoon).
  • Both season three of Captain N and the Super Mario World cartoons had the beginning title screen cut off.
  • Captain N used only the season two and three intros with the Mario segments edited out.