Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
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The aesthetic of Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is very eye-catching and can make it fun to watch being played by speedrunners or those familiar with the series. For those looking to have a more classic experience, the swappable color palette available in the main mode and the unlockable port are worth a look. The release is rounded out with a boss rush mode to serve up a challenging 2D platformer that's worth a try before the game shows itself as a product of its time.
This could have been like a Sonic Mania, but for Alex Kidd; instead of a celebration of what made Alex so great, this feels like a eulogy of why he died. The original game is borderline a blank canvas for potential, almost anything could have been done. But other than the beautiful pixel art, it is the same.
A visually stunning remake botched by questionable design choices and awful controls.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
The age in many 8-bit games is not hidden, so the Jankenteam team at least showed the way how a company can transfer an old and favorite title to today with an adorable audiovisual effect and traditional mechanisms, perhaps a little more traditional than
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Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a remastered take on the original Sega Master System game Alex Kidd in Miracle World which first released all the way back in 1986. The game tells the story of the small but strong titular hero, Alex Kidd on his quest to defend his world, Radaxian, and his people, from the evil forces of Janken the Great. Are you gonna help our hero restore order to the once peaceful land of Radaxian?
Retro fans will love it, those who have a history with this game will love it, but people like me who have met Alex Kidd later will squint a bit.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is an unashamedly ruthless platformer. Originally on the Master System, it follows the title character in a quest to punch scorpions and die from being bad at rock-paper-scissors. There’s more to it than that, but you’d be forgiven for never knowing that because this game is the bad kind of challenging. With slippery controls, big enemy hitboxes, and a tiny, tiny attack, you’re going to likely spend most of your time repeating the same few levels and seeing your ghost floating out of your body.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX it's a faithful recreation of the original, a time capsule for the fans, that fails to invite to newcomers to the series with old school gameplay and progression.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Alex Kidd was more or less usurped by Sonic the Hedgehog as SEGA's golden boy, and it's not hard to see why. This platformer may have rendered some fun in 1986, but considering it's a direct remake, it's still a clunky platformer that has not aged well. If you're an Alex Kidd fan, this is nothing short of a must-have, the QoL improvements make it a little more playable, and it's one of the best-looking remakes on the Switch. If you need a satisfying platforming fix, it's hard to recommend this classic title.
There is still some hope for Alex Kidd. The visual and auditory representations of the game were fantastic but what we need is a modern take on the franchise instead of a repetition of its previous flaws.
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