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Alex Kidd in Miracle World is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Master System video game console. It was first released in Japan on 1 November, 1986, and then was distributed to Europe, Australasia and the United States in 1987. It was arguably the most widely known game in the Alex Kidd Series, due to it being built into most Master System II consoles.

StoryEdit

Many centuries ago, on the planet Aries, there lived a boy named Alex Kidd. For seven years he lived on Mt. Eternal studying Shellcore, an ancient art that makes one strong enough to break rocks into pieces.

One day, as he was leaving the mountain for his spiritual homeland, he encountered a dying man who told him that the peaceful city of Radaxian was in grave danger. Before taking his last breath, the man gave Alex a piece of a map and a medallion made of Sun Stone.

What does it all mean? The only way to find out is to journey through the Miracle World looking for the answers.

GameplayEdit

Alex Kidd in Miracle World is primarily a platform game, which also incorporates strategy and roleplaying. The player must finish levels and overcome obstacles and scenarios in a 2D atmosphere. Throughout the eleven stages of Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Alex Kidd faces many monsters, plus the three henchmen of Janken the Great, before facing Janken himself.

Alex Kidd is the only playable character in the game. His primary skill is punching, which he can use to attack enemies, break certain types of rocks to open blocks, and access new areas and collect money. Breaking or stepping on certain blocks releases an evil spirit that will try to kill Alex. The game requires more than the player's ability to accomplish specific phases. Any money Alex collects can be used to purchase items such as motorbikes and "peticopters", small pedal-powered helicopters. At the end of certain levels, Alex must face one of Janken's henchmen in a game of Janken (paper, scissors, rock).

The game consists of 17 stages, some of them with a strong atmosphere that differs from the rest. At the end of some stages, Alex has to face a Boss, whom he has to defeat by winning the best of three games of paper-scissors-rock. To finish a stage, Alex has to grab a food object at the end of each stage. Alex can take only one hit before he dies. Alex Kidd in Miracle World does not have a battery save option or password system, meaning that when all of Alex's lives are gone the game is over. However, the game did have an undocumented "continue" feature, where the player could continue the game with three lives from the beginning of the level where Alex had died, by holding the up button and pressing the 2 button eight times during the Game Over screen. This feature would cost the player 400 Baums (the in-game currency).

The game was built directly into the Sega Master System II, enabling play right out of the box without the need to plug in any cartridge.

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Pickups and PurchasesEdit

VehiclesEdit

Levels and BossesEdit

StageNameBoss
1 Mt. EternalGooseka the Slippery
2 Lake Fathom
3 Island of St. Nurari
4 Village of NamuiOx
5 Mt. KaveChokkinna the Sly
6 The BlakwoodsGrizzly Bear
7 Bingoo LowlandParplin the Pursuer
8 Radaxian CastleGooseka the Slippery
9 Radaxian CityChokkinna the Sly
10 Kingdom of NibanaParplin the Pursuer
11 Janken FortressJanken the Great
12 Cragg Lake

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TriviaEdit

  • This game was originally planned as a game adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga and anime, but since Sega was unable to acquire the license it became an original title.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/02/alex_kidd_in_miracle_world_was_supposed_to_be_a_dragon_ball_game

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