Captain Rainbow is a Creator/{{Nintendo}} title developed by the same people who brought you ChibiRobo. It appears to borrow heavily from Clover Studio's games, especially ViewtifulJoe.

The main character is Nick, a television {{Tokusatsu}} action hero whose popularity is waning. To renew his vigor, he goes to the magical Minmin Island where wishes are granted. There he finds a host of obscure and forgotten Nintendo characters, [[NotAsYouKnowThem most of them down on their luck]] and seeking to have their wishes granted as well. Nick transforms into Captain Rainbow and uses his Yo-Yo and stylish action moves to solve puzzles and help out the islanders.

One might find interesting the fact that after a few years a game about an isolated land of obscure and forgotten Nintendo characters, [[EpicMickey a new Disney game with similar themes was released.]]

After years of hiatus, a [[http://kirameki.altervista.org/eng/index.php fan translation site Kirameki]] have been now developing an [[http://kirameki.altervista.org/eng/captainrainbow.php English and Italian fan translation patch for the game]].
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Provides examples of:
* AscendedExtra: Prior to to this game, Tracy, Ossan, and the Famicom soldiers were a minor NPC, an {{Expy}} of Mario, and generic infantry units respectively.
* CaptainSuperhero
* FandomNod: The argument over whether Birdo is male or female is a key part of his/her story.
* FanTranslation: One has in development for some time.
* FormerlyFit: Little Mac; one of the player's goals is to reverse this.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Very unexpected for her character and appearance, Hikari speaks this way.
* GagBoobs: Tracy
* KickTheDog: Devil has Nick attack Lip's pet Piranha Plant, and later he himself has Hikari make him a cake only to throw it back in her face.
* KillerYoyo: The Captain's means of offense.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: Captain★Rainbow.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: In the vein of VideoGame/SuperSmashBros, except most of the characters are the kind that are too obscure to appear as anything more than a trophy.
* OnlySaneMan: Aside from her accent and appearance, Hikari's the most down to Earth person of the cast.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Ossan uses a chemical to eliminate the weeds in the garden, but it pollutes a nearby lake and kills the fish in it as well. This prompts Mappo to arrest him.
** [[spoiler: You know those stars that you've been using to grant people's wishes? They're actually the remains of dead Mimims. And every time someone leaves the island, the Mimims die without somebody to support them. And if that wasn't enough, the Shadow creatures gain more power each time to the point where they start destroying the island and anyone left on it.]]
* NotAsYouKnowThem: Everyone's down on their luck, but [[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]] has really let himself go.
* PlotAllergy: Despite loving flowers, Lip is allergic to them and wears a mask to get around it. When shes loses it and winds up turning her house into a monster because of her allergies, she and Nick retrieve a cure from Tracy's house.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''ChibiRobo'' and ''Giftpia'', Skip's other games.
* StylisticSuck: Every location, item, and character has a very uneven design. This is especially noticeable with characters from previous Skip games such as Mappo from ''Giftpia'' and Drake Redcrest from ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Devil of course.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Birdo, who is very clearly a female transgender dinosaur in this game.
** {{Transsexual}}: As said she's transgender. Though as hinted in the Mario games she may be post-op.