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Alex Kidd: Miracle World Support Thread

Jumpman1985

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Alex Kidd (アレックス・キッド Arekkusu Kiddo) is a video game character whose popularity peaked during the late 1980s and who was the protagonist of both a series of video games released by Sega and their fictional universe, as well as in numerous spin-off merchandise such as novelizations and comics. For a time he was an unofficial mascot of the Sega Corporation before Sonic the Hedgehog.



Alex Kidd was the protagonist of several video games over the years, spanning various platforms, and appeared in the arcade and on the Sega Master System and the Mega Drive/Genesis home consoles. Alex Kidd's popularity was at a peak with the release of the first game in the series, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, in 1986, which was later built into the Master System console without need of a cartridge and was playable from purchase of the console.

In the mid-to-late 1980s, Alex Kidd overtook the character of "Opa-Opa" from the game Fantasy Zone as the official mascot for Sega. However, Sega wished to have a mascot to rival Nintendo's flagship character Mario, a task which Alex Kidd was not considered up to. In 1991, Sega introduced Sonic the Hedgehog, who became more popular and recognizable than Alex Kidd, and Sonic subsequently replaced Alex Kidd as Sega's mascot. After this, the popularity of the character waned somewhat, although the character has made numerous cameo appearances in later video games, most recently in Sega Superstars Tennis, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.



A young martial artist named Alex Kidd one day learns of a villain named Janken the Great who has defeated King Thunder of the city of Radaxian and who has kidnapped his son, Prince Egle (or 'Igul'), and Egle's fiancée Princess Lora. Discovering that he is the lost son of King Thunder, Alex sets out to rescue the kingdom. On his quest, he defeats Janken's henchmen and retrieves various items which lead him toward Janken whom he defeats and sees turned to stone. Alex retrieves the crown, and the people of Radaxian are restored under the newly crowned King Egle.



Alex Kidd in Miracle World is a 2D platform game. The player must finish levels and overcome obstacles and puzzles in both scrolling and single-screen environments. Throughout the 17 stages, Alex faces many monsters and the three henchmen of Janken the Great, before facing Janken himself.
Alex's punching ability is used to destroy enemies and to break rocks in order to access new paths and to collect items such as money which can then be used to purchase other items including vehicles such as motorbikes and helicopters. At the end of many stages, Alex plays jan-ken-pon (rock, paper, scissors) with one of Janken's henchmen. Alex dies with one hit, or by losing a game of rock, paper, scissors.
The game has no save system, but by holding the directional pad up and pressing the 2 button eight times at the Game Over screen, the player will restart the level with three new lives, at a cost of 400 Baums (the in-game currency).

Some re-releases of the series were released on the Wii's Virtual Console.
 
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For anyone interested: Alex Kidd In Miracle World has been available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for a while under the SEGA Classics line of games.

For 6€ I'd say It is a good game to pick. The bosses can be quite tough due to the Rock, Paper, Scissors gimmick but besides that It is a really solid platformer.

And who knows, maybe if many people buy the port we may be able to see some kind of Alex Kidd content added to Smash in the near future (such as Mii costumes or even an Assist trophy).
 
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to activate his Final Smash he has to FIND THE MIRACLE BALL!
Alex Kidd's final Smash could unironically be one of the funniest in the series.

Beating the opponent in a rock paper Scissors match and then finishing them with a meteor Smash done by a heavyweight thrown from the sky.

If animated right It would be hilarious to use.
 
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Recently I've felt positive about Alex Kidd getting a remake sooner or later.

With SEGA's 60th anniversary currently taking place and the success of the recent Sakura Wars PS4 and Streets Of Rage 4 I feel SEGA will keep reviving some of their series and put the right amount of effort behind them.
 
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I honestly never thought I'd see Alex Kidd make a comeback!
I always had hope between the Alex Kidd fan-remake seemingly being approved by SEGA (which turned into the beta for this new game) and the recent tendency SEGA has of reviving series such as Sakura Wars or Streets Of Rage.

Glad I never lost hope!!!!!! ❤
 

NOSTARSICK

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I always had hope between the Alex Kidd fan-remake seemingly being approved by SEGA (which turned into the beta for this new game) and the recent tendency SEGA has of reviving series such as Sakura Wars or Streets Of Rage.

Glad I never lost hope!!!!!! ❤
Now all I really need is Shining Force and I'd be set!
 

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I feel Alex Kidd is likely to get any kind of content in Smash Ultimate alongside a new SEGA rep.

Personally betting on a Mii costume, hopefully with a remix of the main theme of Miracle World.
 

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How weird.

I was talking about Alex Kidd yesterday.

Anyway I support. I'm actually old enough that I remember when Alex Kidd was Sega's mascot. Miracle World was the first game I ever watched being played by a friend(although I didn't get to play one until Sonic 2).

I've wanted Kidd to get a revival for years but gave up due to the hopelessness of it. Buying the remake/revival as soon as I can.

Instant support!
 
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How weird.

I was talking about Alex Kidd yesterday.

Anyway I support. I'm actually old enough that I remember when Alex Kidd was Sega's mascot. Miracle World was the first game I ever watched being played by a friend(although I didn't get to play one until Sonic 2).

I've wanted Kidd to get a revival for years but gave up due to the hopelessness of it. Buying the remake/revival as soon as I can.

Instant support!
I will try my best to buy the Game at launch even if I have to fight my parents over It.

My first Alex Kidd game was quite ironically Enchanted Castle, and I really loved It.
 

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As much as I love the idea of an Alex Kidd remake, I hope they fix the art style for the modern version.
The original is already pixelated; the remade graphics should be a high definition hand drawn style like the Wonder Boy remake.
 
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Been playing Alex Kidd in Miracle World from the SEGA Ages line of Switch ports as a way to prepare myself for the remake.

The game does benefit a lot from continues and a rewind function, as playing It the original way can be tough for Modern players.

I hope that the remake does offer these functions (which I feel positive It will likely have them).
 

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Been playing Alex Kidd in Miracle World from the SEGA Ages line of Switch ports as a way to prepare myself for the remake.

The game does benefit a lot from continues and a rewind function, as playing It the original way can be tough for Modern players.

I hope that the remake does offer these functions (which I feel positive It will likely have them).
hopefully they add Stella
 

JDCabrera

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Yo guys, the Arthur Mii costume is really great news for Alex Kidd content in Smash.

Back in FP1, my hopes for seeing Alex Kidd at least as a Mii costume started to grow when Goemon got announced as a Mii costume. It showed that we could get really Sort of obscure picks for these.

Then the new Alex Kidd game got announced last year and my hopes started growing even more. A new game would motivate Nintendo to approach the Smash team and SEGA to maybe do some small marketing for It by adding a Mii costume to Smash.

That was mostly It for a long while... Up until today.
Today, the Smash team announced an Arthur Mii costume, and It was seemingly added to Sort of promote the new remake.
And hear me on this one: if they can add a Mii costume to promote a Game which got announced literally three months ago, wouldn't It feel less weirder that they would do the same for a game which got announced during the middle of last year?

I feel that today the chances for Alex Kidd content in Smash have become more promising. And with the only old Mii costume remaining being Lloyd, It could mean that we could get an entire Fighter Pack with just new Mii costumes.

So if they turn out to reveal a SEGA character of any sort on this Pass... This could finally be It for us!
 
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