Title Captain Planet Game Type Platform Publisher Mindscape, 1991 Players 1 HD Installable No Compatibility A500 Submission Christopher Lord Review Well a bit of an oddity this one, probably most of you will have played it, it came free with one of Commodore's A500 packages, I think maybe the Cartoon Classics pack? Anyhow the first thing that strikes you is how, well.... very average it seems, a straight forward platform game, small sprites, yawn.........Buy hey give it a chance, it hides a pretty cool game under that dull exterior. Okay, here we go with the story line part of the review: "THERE IS HOPE FOR MOTHER EARTH, WILL YOU BECOME ONE OF THE ECO SUPER HEROES?", asks the intro at the start of the game. Pretty much you pick a level to start on (2 available at the start), and you get to control one of the Planeteers and clean up a load of toxic waste. The neat thing here is that each character has a different ability, like firing fireballs or making ice ledges, kinda like an ecological version of the X-Men. This adds loads of variation to the basic game, and also makes you want to find out what the next character will be. This helps to make your perseverance feel worth while. Another great aspect of the game is that around the levels you will find the odd vehicle that you can hop in and use it. On level One it is a rocket ship type affair, and you get to fly this around a big area at the top of the screen and shoot down balloons (no I have no idea why), when you shoot the balloons a little man jumps out on a parachute, you need to catch him before he hits the ground sort of like in Defender, well cool. Another aspect I like is that when you detox the monsters they shrink down to there original size and trail along behind you, it cool having this stream of little beasties following along behind you, like the pied piper. Well now to the bad bits, the controls are what really let this game down, they are pretty unresponsive and wooly. Everything seems like it is playing in treacle as far as contolling your little man. The animation on your man is really poor too, consisting of only two frames. Despite this I used to play this game a lot 10 years ago and I had a lot of fun with it again when I played it for this review. Give it a try even if just to see the pretty sunset.