By Spencer . August 8, 2008 . 11:49am
Nintendo hasn’t revealed much about Captain Rainbow’s gameplay. The current draw is seeing second or third tier Nintendo characters bundled together on a single island. Let’s take a look at some of the characters revealed on the official Captain Rainbow page thus far.
Birdo / Catherine from Super Mario Brothers 2 / Doki Doki Panic respectively.
Little Mac from Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. In the videos he starts out overweight, but Nick can make him thin by training him in the ring.
Takamaru the star of Nazo no Murasamejo (Mystery of Murasame Castle).
Crazy Tracy from Link’s Awakening.
Famicom Wars soldiers from various Famicom Wars / Advance Wars games.
The novel twist in Captain Rainbow is Nick has to choose between granting these downtrodden characters a wish and using the wish to boost his popularity of being a superhero. Wishes are in the form of stars. Nick can earn stars by collecting sparkles from helping Nintendo’s forgotten characters and completing an action sequence. You have to earn the wish so you get to decide if you want to brighten Birdo's day.
Images courtesy of Nintendo.