Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
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Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is an accomplished remake built around a core that's admittedly creaking with age.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a worthy remake of the 8-bit classic, modernising the game but keeping the same gameplay that made it a classic all those years ago.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a beautifully faithful remaster of one of Sega’s first landmark console titles, and it’s a very solid way of experiencing that slice of gaming history.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a fine enough remaster if you have fond memories of the original. It looks and sounds great, but stumbles in its translation and will likely do more to frustrate newcomers than convince them the Master System classic was any good.
Alex Kidd returns in a great remake that will delight fans of the original game, although perhaps his control will make him ugly compared to those who enter new. His main flaws come when he has tried to put the artistic before the functional, with elements that prevent a correct visualization of what we have in front of, or melodies that are too far from the original work. Still, if you enjoyed the adventures of the onigiris little monkey-eating boy in SEGA's 8bits, you MUST buy this remake.
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I wish I could recommend Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, but it’s just not a lot of fun to play.
It’s colorful, adorable, not entirely hard to play, and most importantly, it’s one hell of a nostalgia bomb for those who grew up with it back in the day. I’m beyond delighted that Jankenteam and Merge Games took their time to bring this 80’s hero back to the spotlight and I hope they come with even more Alex Kidd games in the near future.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World is a good upgrade, with a loving nod to the Master System classic upgraded with terrific visuals and a wonderful soundtrack, but not much else has changed. It’s oddly easier to control when played in the original visuals mode, whilst new Alex feels somewhat floaty. Regardless, the ruthless difficulty – when not using infinite lives – will polarise modern gamers, and the padding to extend the game time feels like exactly that and little else.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX won't be for everyone but it is something fans of the original will cherish. As a remake, it does a good job updating the visuals and some of the mechanics but Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX carries the same issues as the original did three decades ago.