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  • Summary: Since his first appearance in 1986 with Alex Kidd in Miracle World, the iconic Alex Kidd makes his return to smash rocks, collect coins and tackle bosses once again in Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX!

    Return The Kingdom of Radaxian to its former glory and destroy the evil Janken the Great!
    Since his first appearance in 1986 with Alex Kidd in Miracle World, the iconic Alex Kidd makes his return to smash rocks, collect coins and tackle bosses once again in Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX!

    Return The Kingdom of Radaxian to its former glory and destroy the evil Janken the Great!

    Comprising of all levels from the original title as well as brand new levels which expand the lore of Alex Kidd, experience Miracle World like you've never seen it before with new animations, graphical detail and gameplay improvements.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jun 29, 2021
    70
    The return of Alex Kidd is pretty good, but will not be unanimous among the players. Graphically, the studio offers us a very beautiful game with detailed environments and high quality cartoon characters, all enhanced by effects of light and volumetric smoke. What can scare off more than one is its punitive side: you have little life, and even if the defeat does not send you back to the start of the entire game like its predecessor, it is frustrating to have to restart the current level at because of a simple skip error. The game is clearly intended for die-hard fans of the series or for the curious who did not have the chance to play it on Master System under the initial conditions. However, if you are not afraid of learning the levels by heart, I can only recommend it, at least to enjoy its visual aspect.
  2. Jun 22, 2021
    70
    Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a visually gorgeous upgrade to a very rose-tinted release. While the flaws of the original game remain laid bare, Jankenteam accentuates the positives, reimagining one of console gaming’s earliest universes with stunning artwork, great animation, and a sophisticated score. New players may struggle with some dated and baffling design choices, but those who hold tight the carefree afternoons of the Sega Master System will find a delightful trip down memory lane awaits.
  3. Jun 27, 2021
    70
    Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is the perfect game for those who have loved the 1986 game and want to replay it with modern graphics. The others can ignore it.
  4. 60
    Janken Team deserve a lot of credit for the incredible facelift they have given Alex Kidd In Miracle World. Whilst nostalgic players will certainly get a kick out of Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX, there's no getting away from the fact that the core gameplay hasn't aged well at all. Slippery controls and excessively punishing courses, as well as random death ghosts and chance rock, paper, scissors, victories make Alex Kidd In Miracle World a tedious endeavour that's far overshadowed by other contemporary and classic platformers. A charming inclusion for retro collectors, but otherwise not recommendable.
  5. 60
    Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX adds a modern sheen to a game very much of its time. The new look is fantastic and the soundtrack is splendid. Unfortunately, Alex's jumping and hit detection presents a game that is tough for me to tolerate. With some convenient touches, it might be an okay way to experience what remains a tough game rooted in decades' old design.
  6. Jun 22, 2021
    60
    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.
  7. Jun 22, 2021
    40
    Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a great looking remake of a terrible game. Level design is dated, bosses are completely luck based and all the hitboxes just feel off. There is a reason that Sonic took over as SEGA’s mascot because no remake can change the fact that Alex Kidd’s first adventure is incredibly frustrating and poorly designed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 27, 2021
    10
    Un bonito remake. Han respetado muy estrictamente el juego original con sus bondades y defectos, como a mi parecer debe hacerse un remake. MeUn bonito remake. Han respetado muy estrictamente el juego original con sus bondades y defectos, como a mi parecer debe hacerse un remake. Me ha gustado revivir la infancia. Expand
  2. Jun 27, 2021
    10
    Jogo maravilhoso e fiel e com mais conteúdo exclusivo. Apesar de alguns bugs e dificuldade a mais, o jogo está incrível. Valeu cada centavoJogo maravilhoso e fiel e com mais conteúdo exclusivo. Apesar de alguns bugs e dificuldade a mais, o jogo está incrível. Valeu cada centavo nesse jogo. Expand
  3. Aug 15, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Simply perfect. It kept the essence of the original in everything plus bringing New stages, graphics, collectibles, dialogues and Boss mechanics. Congratulations to ALL involved. Now It would bê perfect that we can have New Alex kidd aventures, with updated gameplay, difficulty and mechanics. After this tribute, Alex is free to be played and enjoyed by the New mimimi generation, that only want easy games. Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2021
    9
    Bought. Played and enjoyed it. It's all good. Nice feature that you can switch seamlessly between old and new visuals mid game with the clickBought. Played and enjoyed it. It's all good. Nice feature that you can switch seamlessly between old and new visuals mid game with the click of one button. The controls feel a little aged in their own right but go through this without any negativity in your head and you'll enjoy it. Especially if you're a fan of the original. Though to be fair, I can barely look at the original now after seeing these amazing new visuals. Props to that.

    Trophies got me playing the game a few times over. Yeah, a casual run can take 1-2 hours or maybe a little more if you die often. But all in all, if you do a few playthroughs you'll get a decent length in it. Along with the classic mode, you can squeeze in a little extra time. Boss rush mode is quick. 4 bosses, though one hit and you're a goner.

    It's fun. The music is really great. New players may find it a challenge, which is partially down to the controls. I was paying £24 for it and even saw it priced higher elsewhere. I do think somewhere below £20 would have been a better deal for what you're getting. Yeah, it's cheaper than your fully fledged AAA titles and all. But it's still just a little pricey for a box of such small content. Maybe I'm harsh on it. But it's fine, I enjoyed it all the same.

    Would I recommend it? Yes 100% to people who played the original or any gam in the Alex Kidd series. As for newcomers? Give it a bash if you've got money. It won't take a lot of your time up and just go through and enjoy it. I've seen negative reviews and I honestly think people need to lighten up a bit, seriously. If you're tight on cash, that's when I'd say, hold off for this to get cheaper. I assume it definitely will be on sale. But otherwise, buy, enjoy, and feel frustrated at certain points throughout, ha!
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  5. Jun 28, 2021
    8
    Overall I found Alex Kidd to be just like I first played it over 30 years ago. I’ve given it an 8 out of ten because there are a few thingsOverall I found Alex Kidd to be just like I first played it over 30 years ago. I’ve given it an 8 out of ten because there are a few things missing. When you hit a ghost box you could hit two money boxes and it would disappear, it doesn’t in the re created version. You also can’t get a continue by holding down a controller button and A (whatever it is on the PS4 controller, I’ve tried all four). So when you lose all your lives, that’s it. I’ve gotten so far only to lose everything. I wasn’t keen on the other version that came with it either. Old school through and through. I’ve seen a few reviews saying the Rock Paper Scissors challenges are all won by chance…. No!!! If you pay attention to the other side, you can choose yours accordingly. It was the same in the old version too! Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2021
    6
    Decent game but
    Fairly short
    Pretty hard
    Overpriced
    Maybe its mainly for fans of the original
  7. Aug 14, 2021
    2
    Utter garbage selling purely on nostalgia. Even the modern graphics mode looks ancient and the controls are janky as hell

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