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Wii Warm Up: The (new) hype machine

57 days divided the announcement and Japanese release of Wario Land: Shake It!. For Captain Rainbow, the gap between unveiling and launch was just 50 days. Disaster: Day of Crisis is a slightly different case. While it was originally revealed at E3 in 2006, it was only late last month that...

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Captain Rainbow investigates the Birdo gender issue

Birdo was famously characterized as a cross-dresser in the manual for Super Mario Bros. 2, but seems to have been made female in her appearances in the Mario sports games. According to Chris Kohler, who is currently playing through the Japanese version of Captain Rainbow, the character's gender...

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Captain Rainbow flies to Japanese retail with a new commercial

We're going to miss the Captain Rainbow videos. Nintendo isn't likely to release any more once the game is out in Japan (which is this week), unless one of two conditions is fulfilled: either it is announced (and then subsequently advertised) for other regions, or it becomes a massive...

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The heroism of Captain Rainbow

Nintendo of Japan's Captain Rainbow media page now features three short commercials for Skip's latest game. All three start with the brassy Captain Rainbow theme and the caption "A new hero is born!" Then protagonist Nick, out of his heroic garb, demonstrates his awesome bravado by ... falling...

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Captain Rainbow vs. the Shadow

New screens of Captain Rainbow illustrate the two styles of gameplay found in the "actioventure" (Famitsu's term). During the adventure portion of the game, stars will fall from the sky which, when caught, trigger side-scrolling sequences (during which the sky goes all purple). Running into Shadow...

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Famitsu reveals Captain Rainbow details

As our extreme fondness for Seaman clearly shows, we absolutely adore bizarre games. Sure, Nintendo's upcoming Wii title Captain Rainbow may have a severe lack of Nimoy and man-faced fish, but it more than makes up for it with trippy visuals and an all-star (well, half-star) cast of Nintendo's...

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Sing along to the Captain Rainbow theme

Because seriously, what else is there to do on a Friday evening that's more fun? Nothing, that's what. Socializing? Pah, whatever! This theme tune and its accompanying video appeared today on the brand new official Captain Rainbow site. There's not much at the site right now, but thankfully the...

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Captain Rainbow: like Animal Crossing, with action (and also it's insane)

While the weird trailers have given us a look at Captain Rainbow, the story of a guy who transforms into a superhero to help obscure Nintendo characters with their personal problems, 1UP has given us a bit more of an idea of what Captain Rainbow the game is, thanks to a translation of a Famitsu...

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Captain Rainbow: Crazy about Famicom Wars

Captain Rainbow is back with its weekly dose of concentrated retro Nintendo weirdness. In the latest trailer, the soldiers from the original Famicom Wars take a longing look at last week's narrator, Crazy Tracy, as she eats Pocky and lounges around on her throne. The soldiers are the ones driven...

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Mysterious Captain Rainbow trailer

The characters in the Captain Rainbow trailers are getting more and more obscure. As expected, this trailer is about Takamaru, the samurai protagonist of the Famicom Disk System-only Nazo no Murasame-jou (Mysterious Murasame Castle), a samurai-style Zelda-ish game. He is apparently too hyper, given...

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