Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Reviews

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is an accomplished remake built around a core that's admittedly creaking with age.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

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.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

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.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

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.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021
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85 / 100
Jun 22, 2021

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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3 / 5.0
Jun 22, 2021

I wish I could recommend Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, but it’s just not a lot of fun to play.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

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.

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6 / 10
Jun 22, 2021

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.

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Recommended
Jun 22, 2021

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.

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Jun 22, 2021

Overall, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a faithful adaptation that has been made with a lot of love. It's not perfect, as players may find the controls a little loose and the lack of change and additional features may make some question its worth, but it's nonetheless a good recreation of the fantastic Master System title.

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9.1 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX brings back one of the classics of history in the best possible way. A game where graphic remodeling coexists with archaic and old-fashioned gameplay but which is still as brutally fun as it was before. A demanding platform that will undoubtedly dazzle both fans of the original game and current players looking for a new challenge.

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Unscored
Jun 22, 2021

It’s truly exciting to think that there are devs out there like Jankenteam who are so evidently in love with a game that they’re able to remake it as well as they did with Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX. Fans of the original are sure to get a kick out of this beautiful re-release, and those like me who might’ve missed it the first time around or are too young to have been around when it was new are sure to get a kick — or better put, a punch — out of it as well, thanks to its lovingly put together presentation and great, albeit simple gameplay.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX does a fantastic job of taking an already good game and adding a gorgeous fresh modern coat to it. The art design is beautifully done, and the option to switch between the redesign and 8-bit graphics adds to the nostalgic experience. While this remake is faithful for better or worse, there’s no denying that the quirky and challenging world of Alex Kidd is a side-scrolling experience unlike any other.

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Unscored
Jun 23, 2021

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is an old school game, made by and for fans, and it shows! It has kept its original devilish difficulty and has added new factors to surprise everyone who knows the game by heart. A fun platform game that encourages you to play and engages from the first minute until finishing it in just 90 minutes, perhaps its biggest drawback.

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9 / 10
Jun 22, 2021

Remakes of true classics are usually cause for some concern, particularly a game that’s almost 35 years old, but this is so much more than just an old game with a new skin. Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX balances perfectly the updates an old game needs whilst still staying true to what made the original such a landmark title. The quirks of the gameplay are all still there, controlling just like the original, although with little tweaks that make the experience even better. The new levels fit so well, it’s pretty, and it sounds good to boot.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2021

Whilst it has its flaws, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX still offers an enjoyable platforming adventure that’s very old-school in design. It’s tough and can often be unfair, but it also features some solid level design, neat boss fights, and fun vehicular sections – basically, it’s got everything you’d expect from an old-school platformer. It’s a shame that the developers couldn’t fix some of the obvious issues that didn’t stand the test of time, but with the excellent visuals and introduction of new levels and modes, it’s hard to complain too much. Fans of the original will undoubtedly love the adventure whilst newcomers will probably appreciate it too. Just be warned: it’s still as challenging as you remember (and you’ll need luck on your side)!

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6 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is, without a doubt, another welcome return from one of Sega's many forgotten franchises. With updated graphics, reworked music and new levels, the taste that the remake leaves is to have a beautiful and eye-catching look for a game that, in essence, is still very much stuck in the 80s. For those who like the classic, there is no reason not to recommend this adventure, as it is without a doubt the definitive new method of playing it. However, for those looking for a high quality platform game, we can't help but deny that there are better options on the market.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2021

The audio and visual presentations are among the best in any remake we’ve seen in all these years and the option to instantly switch to old version is a great bonus but gameplay-wise, the developers have stuck too close to the original design which has resulted in a very frustrating game, even by platforming genre’s usual “annoyance first, fun later” philosophy.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2021

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX carried a great responsibility and, in general, the game turned out to be positive: very beautiful visuals, solid gameplay, interesting campaign and some extras make the experience a must for fans and nostalgia. Other than that, we have a relatively short game that could have used more new features and content. This is a suggestion for those who enjoy a challenging platform or are looking for an original experience, but don't have high expectations.

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