I had a really weird dream the other night that got me to thinking about ideas for a new Captain N cartoon. Basically, it would be just like the old cartoon, but here's some stuff they could add:
First and foremost, they need to get more NES "staple" ideas into the show. For example, they need to have the "Door Maze" episode. There should also be the "RPG" episode, where they spend several hours killing hundreds of imps or slimes and become permamently stronger. And how about the slippery ice floor episode?
Kevin also needs to use his power belt more. I think it would be cool if he entered "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A" and then he could die 30 times in one game world and keep coming back to life.
Some ideas for new characters:
There should be a dog on the team that laughs at them whenever they make a mistake.
They could have the Goof-Off from Dragon Warrior 3 and the sidekick from Phantom Fighter. Both just tag along and act like idiots, and make fun of the other team members all the time.
There should be a rapping genie on the team. True, I can't think of any rapping genies in any NES games, but there really should be a rapping genie. That would be cool.
The original series saw cameo appearances by characters like Link, Pero the Cat, and Bayou Billy. Here are some more cameo character episode ideas:
Rad Gravity - This episode could be based on the Felluvia level of Rad Gravity. The N-Team has to help Rad save his spaceship's computer from the thieves with the ice cream truck.
Milon from Milon's Secret Castle - The N-Team helps Milon FIND A SAW, and they have to BUMP HEAD TO FIND BLOCK to do it.
Orpheus from Battle of Olympus - This could be the basis of an excellent "dark" themed episode. The N-Team descends into hell, er....hades to bring Orpheus's girlfriend back from the dead. Or how about, in a bizarre twist on the idea, Kevin has to bring Lana back from the dead?
Error from Zelda 2 - Since Donkey Kong was 50 feet tall for no explicable reason, I don't see why Error can't be inexplicably 50 feet tall, too. Imagine an episode where Donkey Kong shows up and he's about to pound the N-Team, but then, on the horizon appears a 50-foot Error and he bellows out in a deep voice, "I AM ERROR!", then they brawl it out Godzilla-style.
Karnov - I'm not sure what this episode will be about, but Karnov should make lots of Russian jokes, like "In Soviet Russia, SHOES wear YOU!!"