Captain Rainbow

There I was, shifting through Gametrailers on a sleepless night, when I stumbled upon only one of the greatest superheroes of all time.

His name?  Captain Rainbow.

Why is he great?  He’s just so… damn… weird.

I gotta say, I’m a little late on the Captain Rainbow boat, though.  After looking into the game a bit more, I see that it was not only announced in the beginning of July, but the game’s already released in Japan!  Aw, man…

Regardless, though, I’d like to share my thoughts about this quirky Wii game, even though its chances of ever being released in the US are slim to none.

Now, Captain Rainbow is about, well, the superhero Captain Rainbow!  But not all is right with our hero.  See, over time, the Captain has lost his popularity with the children, who latch themselves onto newer, cooler heroes.  So, Nick (you, his real identity) goes to Mimin Island, where its rumored that there is the power to grant any wish.  Pretty cool, right?

While at Mimin Island, you’ll meet some of Nintendo’s stars that have been left in the dust… and some of them aren’t doing to well, either:

It’s your job to help these forgotten stars, well, feel better about themselves, and well, that’s the gist of the game.  (You can get a pretty nice overview of the game here)

According to Joystiq…

Captain Rainbow appears to be one part Animal Crossing, and one part action. The titular yo-yo wielder will make his way about Mimin island, helping its inhabitants and playing certain minigames, the rewards for which are crystals known as “kirarin”. Collecting 20 kirarin will open up one of the game’s action portions, in which the Captain will traverse a side-scrolling level to collect a falling star, which will grant the wish of one of the island’s inhabitants.

Okay then… we can chalk that up as one of the many reasons that this game will never come out in America.

Want another?  Just LOOK at Captain Rainbow.

He doesn’t just imply the stance of homosexuality, he damn near screams it, and since, for whatever reason, the general American populace is more than terrified of the “different” sexual preferences, and more importantly, if their children learn anything at all about it… but that’s for another day.  The point is, if the game was even THOUGHT about for a translation and release, we’d see so many soccer moms trying to burn down Nintendo of America’s building it… well, wouldn’t be good.

Well… I guess, in the end, Skip (well… or, little known for their Chibo-Robo game) seems to have an interesting game on their hands, but it only seems to one the less uptight countries can enjoy… I can’t hope for an American release, but maybe, just maybe, a European English release.  Hey, it happened for Fresh Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland…

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