Captain Planet and the Planeteers

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Captain Planet and the Planeteers
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
£39.99More...[1] 1031
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1031
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1031
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1031
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
R$? 042550
Sega Mega Drive
? 1031-40

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Captain Planet and the Planeteers is a 1992 platformer for the Sega Mega Drive by Sega based on the Captain Planet and the Planeteers television series. The game has a total of 5 stages. The first 4 are played with a randomly chosen Planeteer, the last stage is played with Captain Planet.

Game design is very basic in design, with hit detection issues and sometimes unavoidable enemy attacks.


C jumps, B fires a weak shot, A fires a strong shot. As planet power is limited, one has to use it sparingly. When running out of planet power, shots can only be fired at a very low rate, similar to Rolling Thunder 2 Defeated enemies sometimes drop health items or planet power.

Each of the 4 first stages has it's own mission:

  • Destroy all computers
  • close all valves
  • Destroy the mining devices
  • Reach the end of the stage

A boss awaits at the end of each mission

The final stage is an extended boss fight. C button has no function as Captain Planet can levitate and is controlled with the arrow keys.

Rather than featuring a limited amount of continues, the game has an overall time limit. Remaining time is added to the total score at the end of the game.


The PAL version displays health and planet power through numbers, while the NTSC-U version uses symbols.

Magazine articles

Main article: Captain Planet and the Planeteers/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
53 More...[3]
27 More...[4]
30 More...Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[5]
30 №11, p58-59
58 №10, p52
30 №2, p25
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56 №33, p98
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59 №21, p67
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Sega Mega Drive
Based on
12 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
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Captain Planet MD EU Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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CPatP MD BR Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, Asia
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Chinese Manual
Mega Drive, FR

Captain Planet and the Planeteers MD FR Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7672efa5
MD5 4f95573c08f905466e01cf8e1bc59a73
SHA-1 b048f922db83802a4a78d1e8197a5ec52b73a89f
512kB 1992-11 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bf2cbd3a
MD5 0edcef2bc04f338a5c7362f3007be037
SHA-1 750770bb43a2d1310b9011f7588cc91e0476826b
512kB 1992-12 Page