|First release||Alex Kidd in Miracle World|
November 1, 1986
|Latest release||Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX|
June 22, 2021
|1986||Alex Kidd in Miracle World|
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
|1987||Alex Kidd BMX Trial|
Alex Kidd: High-Tech World
|1989||Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle|
|1990||Alex Kidd in Shinobi World|
|2021||Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX|
The franchise includes seven titles.
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World - 1986, Master System
- Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars - 1986, Arcade, 1988, Master System
- Alex Kidd BMX Trial - 1987, Master System
- Alex Kidd: High-Tech World - 1987, Master System
- Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle - 1989, Sega Genesis
- Alex Kidd in Shinobi World - 1990, Master System
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX - 2021, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
The first game in the series, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, was released in 1986 and built into later versions of the Master System and the Master System II model, replacing the Snail Maze/Safari Hunt/Hang-On games of the first model. This integrated SMSII version reversed the attack and jump buttons from the earlier cartridge version to conform to that of other popular action games of the day. A notable visual difference is in the original cartridge version, Alex is shown eating Japanese onigiri, but in the SMSII integrated version, it has been changed to a hamburger to appeal to Western players.
Most games in the Alex Kidd series differ dramatically from one another, the sole exception being Miracle World and its direct sequel, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle. While most games in the series were still platform-based, the only elements that tied the series together was the name and the title character. One game in the series, Alex Kidd: High-Tech World, was not an Alex Kidd game in Japan and was based instead on a 1980s Japanese animated series airing at the time, Anmitsu Hime.
In 2020, Sega confirmed that they would be publishing a remake of Alex Kidd in Miracle World developed by Merge Games and Jankenteam. this ended up being Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, released on June 22nd, 2021.
- "Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX Celebrates Its Release With This Trailer – NintendoHill". nintendohill.com. 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
- "Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX". Steam.