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Captain Power

The only memory of Captain Power I have was of this weird part-gun part-spaceship thing that my dad had and a video tape that went with it. It was sort of a video game, you put batteries in the spaceship thing and played the tape, which had an intro of a mission briefing and then went through this long animation of spaceships firing at you around this futuristic city base thing.

I can't remember if it was computer animated, traditionally animated, stop motion with minatures or what. I do remember that I watched the video a lot and that we never could get the controller thing to work. When it did work you were supposed to aim the spaceship at the part of the TV screen that had the enemy ships and press a button. I think it worked on the same principle as the Duck Hunt game for Nintendo consoles.

The ships flashed white every few seconds, and I'm guessing that while you where holding down the trigger, the white light was detected by the electric eye on the ship and recorded hits, misses, and damage and I think it displayed the scores on the ship. I think the overall objective of the tape was to fly your ship into a base and destroy some sort of reactor, ala Star Wars. We also had a similar tape that took place underwater and you had giant lobsters fighting you!


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Captain Power Last post by remember
01 April 2008

Do You Remember Captain Power?

Do You Remember Captain Power?

  • Anonymous user
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    I never knew there was a Captain Power figurine but I use to love this TV series back in the day https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Captain+Power+and+the+Soldiers+of+the+Future. Unfortunately watching it today doesn't do it as much justice as when I was younger, but the story line is still pretty cool.
  • Anonymous user
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    It was a Sunday morning in my city and the videos were blips from it. You used to basically play laser tag with the enemy on the show in the 80s. It was pretty cool for an 8 year old to shoot the guy on the screen when he ran out from a room or cover and shoot at you. All the characters wore these big bright hexagon shaped glowing power sources on there chest that you could aim at and your gun be it a laser blaster or one of the ships would keep score. At the end of the show you saw who had more points on their gun. It was very cool!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I really Don't remember when this came out, but in the early 90's my mother got this from a second hand store. you were supposed to aim at the ships on the screen, the parts that were bright orange, and press the trigger. it never really worked all that well, but it was still fun. there also was a small screen on the back of it that told you how many hits and misses you had.