Season 2, Episode 1
Air date September 8, 1990
Written by Dorothy Middleton
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"Gameboy" is a Season 2 episode of Captain N: The Game Master. It is the first episode of the season and the fourteenth episode of the series.

The episode was written by Dorothy Middleton.

Plot SummaryEdit

King Charles is given the opportunity to escape from the Mirror World using an interdimensional warp zone that only opens once every thousand years. But he sends a supercomputer called Gameboy in his place. However, the so-called "supercomputer" ends up being a troublemaker despite the King's claims about him being able to help the N Team. Things take a turn for the worst when Mother Brain plots to capture Gameboy for her own use.

Character AppearancesEdit

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

N Team Forces of Chaos Others


  • First appearance of Gameboy.
  • First appearance of King Charles since the Season 1 episode, "In Search of the King."
  • First episode to be animated by Spectrum Animation.
  • First episode to be broadcast as part of Captain N and the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, in which an episode of Captain N was sandwiched between two Super Mario Bros. 3 episodes with teasers for each one. In its original NBC broadcast, this episode aired between "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" and "Reptiles in the Rose Garden."
  • This was one of the four episodes released on VHS home video in the early 1990s.
  • The enemies that Gameboy summons are actually from various video games:
  • First episode of the season to use music composed by Michael Tavera in addition to some new Dic Stock Music Co-Composed by Clark Gassman. A few Season 1 tracks are heard, such as Simon's theme.




  • Lana says she prepared a room special for Gameboy. So why are toys scattered on the floor?
  • Simon asks what's for lunch, but it's implied that it's dark outside.


  • When Gameboy/Game Brain explodes, he reverts to his normal self. He should have been killed by that explosion.
  • How could Gameboy send Mother Brain spinning down the corridors of Metroid? She weighs two tons!

Variants and AlterationsEdit

None known.

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