Review Information
Reviewer Name: British media bully
Reviewer Email: Private
Game Difficulty: Hard
Difficulty Options: False
Game Information
Full Title: Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Year Released: 1986
Game Type: Platform
Max Players: 1
Introduction


This is my first review of a Sega master system game so I decided to start with one of the most famous games on the system. ALEX KIDD IN MIRACLE WORLD. Shall we start?
Gameplay
Alex Kidd in miracle world is in my top 3 master system games and it's because of the gameplay. You obviously play as Alex Kidd as he journeys through Radaxian punching bad guys, playing rock-paper-scissors against 7 bosses and riding vehicles on different stages. There's a lot of variety in the stages and a few hidden areas.

One minor criticism is that the game is pretty difficult. I will admit that the difficulty can turn off some first time players but after getting a few game overs and some trial and error, you will be able to play the game with very little problems.
Graphics
The game looks amazing for a 1987 UK master system game and they still hold up very well. The levels are very bright and colourful and the sprites are very detailed.
Sound & Music
Honestly it might be my favourite music on the Master System. The Alex Kidd theme has been stuck in my head ever since I first played this game. so has the other tracks. The swimming track, the castle track, The janken music and the vehicle tracks. The sound effects are pretty decent as well and that's all you need to know.
Controls
The control is excellent. Button 1 is jump and Button 2 is punch although it's the complete opposite if you played the built in version and they are responsive. There are several problems. Alex's momentum is a little slippery making precise platforming a little difficult. The underwater control was a bit wonky and it did get me a few game overs near the end of the game because of the spikes. You also have to pause the game if you want to use different items that make your journey a little more comfortable. This wouldn't be a problem if the pause button wasn't on the console. still it's a problem almost every master system games have.
Replay Value
Scores
Gameplay
Graphics
Music & Sound
Controls
Replay Value
There is some replay value. There are a few bonus rooms and some of the stages have you use a vehicle so you can choose if you just want to do fun platforming or have more fun with a vehicle.
Conclusion
Alex Kidd in Miracle World is without a doubt one of the BEST SEGA MASTER SYSTEM GAMES. I actually consider it to be better than the first super Mario bros. I also say it's one of those rare moments where the 50hz PAL version is better than the 60hz NTSC version. I'll explain why another day. Thank you for reading.
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