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