|Once Upon a Time Machine|
|Season 2, Episode 7|
|Air date||November 17, 1990|
|Written by||Michael Maurer and Matt Uitz|
The Lost City of Kongoland
The Feud of Faxanadu
A couple of villains steal Kevin's Power Pad and Zapper to power their time machine while he is on a picnic on Hyrule. Kevin and Link set out on an adventure to get them back, teaming up with Pero, a time-travelling cat. But it's going to be a tough journey for Kevin, who doesn't have the weapons he has become so used to.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
|N Team||Forces of Chaos||Others|
- The characters unique to this episode come from "Puss in Boots" (though the episode is, naturally, based on the NES video game adaptation).
- Pero the Cat is the mascot for Toei Animation, one of the biggest and most successful animation studios in Japan. It is known for its popular and long-running anime series such as Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Pretty Cure/Glitter Force. It also produces live action series, such as the long-running Super Sentai and Kamen Rider.
- Furthermore, the game on which this episode is based was loosely based on the Toei Animation films. As a result, Pero the Cat, Count Gruemon, and Dr. Gari-Gari have drastically different designs and look nothing like their Toei Animation counterparts.
- Although King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard are absent in this episode, their voice actors Garry Chalk and Mike Donovan both voice Count Gruemon and Dr. Gari-Gari (respectively).
- Ian James Corlett (who voices Dr. Wily in Captain N) voices Pero the Cat in this episode, and would later use a similar voice for Mega Man in the 1994 Ruby Spears Mega Man cartoon.
- The mechanical frog appears in this episode, but the color scheme is different.
- The python also appears in this episode, but is in the water instead of being a flying snake. It also appears to be organic instead of mechanical.
- The boomerang, bomb, torpedoes, and missiles appear in this episode.
- The vehicle Count Gruemon was riding is actually the vehicle the cat enemies ride on in the airplane stage in the game.
- The Statue of Liberty has a cat face instead of the Lady Liberty face that appeared in the ending of the game.
- The horse that Pero rides on in the game appears in this episode.
- The airplane is the only vehicle that appeared in this episode.
- Writer Michael Maurer recycled the episode title from the Pandamonium episode written by his brother, Jeffrey Scott, in 1982 and would recycle it again in Season 4 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1991.
- Mega Man was present with both Kid Icarus and Simon at the end of the episode, but he had no spoken dialogue.
- When the time machine lifts off, Zelda's skirt disappears. There's also a piece of cloth on her leg that appears and disappears in plain sight during the same scene.
- Kevin is briefly drawn with his Power Pad and Zapper during the scenes on the ship.
- Long John Slither's face is solid green in some shots and green and brown in others.
- When the missile strikes the airplane, it plummets straight down with a very cartoonish sound effect playing. In the scenes that immediately follow, however, they are "going down" but still have some control.
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