Alex Kidd

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Alex Kidd
Alex Kidd series logo.png
Genre(s)Platformer
Developer(s)Sega
Publisher(s)Sega
First releaseAlex Kidd in Miracle World
November 1, 1986
Latest releaseAlex Kidd in Miracle World DX
June 22, 2021

Alex Kidd is a platform video game series developed by Sega, and starring the titular Alex Kidd.

Games[edit]

Release timeline
1986Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
1987Alex Kidd BMX Trial
Alex Kidd: High-Tech World
1988
1989Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
1990Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
1991–2020
2021Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX

The franchise includes seven titles.

Overview[edit]

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.

After the release of Alex Kidd in Shinobi World in 1990, Sega decided to shift focus towards Sonic the Hedgehog.

In 2020, Sega confirmed that they would be publishing a remake of Alex Kidd in Miracle World developed by Merge Games and Jankenteam,[2] similar to the previous releases of Sonic Mania and Streets of Rage 4.

Legacy[edit]

Alex Kidd titles have been re-released as part of various Sega video game compilations, including Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection and Sega Vintage Collection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX Celebrates Its Release With This Trailer – NintendoHill". nintendohill.com. 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  2. ^ "Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX". Steam.

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