Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Alex Kidd

Ok, so, let's talk about Sega today, back in the day one of great players in the games market, and responsible for many good memories of people in mid-to-late twenties today!

Who is Sega's beloved symbol and mascot? Sonic the Hedgehog, right? But it was not always like this. Before the rise of the blue runner, there was a monkey boy some of you will remember fondly: Alex Kidd!


It was 1986 when Kidd's debut in the world of games was lauched: Alex Kidd in Miracle World, built in into the Master System II (without the need for a cartridge to play) was a great success. Its gameplay featured mainly sidescroll platfoming, but with aspects of strategy and roleplay.

The game was lots of fun, besides the great gameplay, the choice for buying various itens and vehicles between stages added to the experience. And, of course, there was the (in)famous jan-ken-po boss battles!


Alex Kidd was not up for competition with Nintendo's Mario, and later was dropped as a mascot in favor of Sonic, but the hours we spent punching rocks looking for secret passagens or trying to guess if the evil boss was going to put rock or scissors... they will not be forgotten anytime soon

26 comments:

  1. I don't think I ever remember playing that one. I still have my genesis though. Only game I have for it is Batman and Robin, that was a damn good two player game. Stupid mad hatter was a pain in the butt to beat.

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  2. Never heard of this character, sad thing is he seems cooler them sonic and mario!

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  3. Oh wow, I actually remember this one. Nice post.

    I posted something on your behalf on my blog! You should check it out

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  4. Lol, that looks like an intense battle.

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  5. Wow I don't remember this at all. I guess I need to brush up on my console history because I didn't know there was anything before Genesis.

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  6. I know I played a lot of games like this when I was a kid. But I was more of a pacmaniac. :P

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  7. yeah it does look a bit like mario!

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  8. I owned one of the Kidd games for Genesis, and in all honestly, that would be a pretty crappy mascot for the Genesis haha

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  9. I actually bought it on Virtual Console, man did I hate the first game. The genesis one was even worse.

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  10. This game was great! Have you played the weird shinobi parody game taht he was in? I think it was called Alex Kidd in Ninja World or something. Anyway, give it a play. It's pretty fun!

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  11. YES!! built into the master system, miss those days man!!

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  12. that game was so fun when i played it! great post keep it up

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  13. Nice! The Master System was my first console; Wonderboy III was another unforgettable classic.

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  14. This is definitely a classic, not too many people remember this one.

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  15. I definitely don't remember this.

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  16. I remember playing this one. It was an ok game.

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  17. Man this is way before my time, interesting to read though, love the 8bit music those games feature.

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  18. I can't believe of all these games before my time... that I've actually played this one. It was pretty cool actually

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  19. I remember this game well and enchanted castle :) Was sure i had it built into my master system mark 1 tho... guess i am mistaken and i had a mark 2 all along!

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