History VideoGame / AlexKidd

5th Dec '17 3:20:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* AbandonedMascot: Alex himself replaced ''VideoGame/FantasyZone'''s Opa-Opa. Alex himself was later replaced with Sonic come ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1''.



* DolledUpInstallment: Two in particular.
** ''High-Tech World'' was originally released in Japan as a game based on the children manga ''AnmitsuHime''. All of the character designs were redrawn and the storyline was changed for the localization.

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* DolledUpInstallment: Two in particular.
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** ''High-Tech World'' was originally released in Japan as a game based on the children children's manga ''AnmitsuHime''.''Manga/AnmitsuHime''. All of the character designs were redrawn and the storyline was changed for the localization.



* HotBloodedSideburns

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* HotBloodedSideburnsHotBloodedSideburns: Alex has EightiesHair sideburns and is a spirited KidHero.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In ''Miracle World'', Alex's brother is named "Egle" in the manual, and "Igul" in the ending to the game itself.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: SpellMyNameWithAnS:
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In ''Miracle World'', Alex's brother is named "Egle" in the manual, and "Igul" in the ending to the game itself.
17th Jul '17 5:26:28 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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Added DiffLines:

* ContemptibleCover: The NA release's box art for ''Enchanted Castle'' turns Alex from a cute kid with vaguely simian features into an incredibly gawky-looking dork.
2nd Jul '17 11:31:04 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* GameplayRoulette: Out of the games in the series, only ''Miracle World'' and ''Enchanted Castle'' are anything like each other.

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* GameplayRoulette: Out of the games in the series, only ''Miracle World'' and ''Enchanted Castle'' are anything like each other. ''High Tech World'' switches from rudimentary adventure/puzzle to platforming/action gameplay partway through.
15th Jun '17 5:45:11 AM Piterpicher
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* ProductPlacement: ''High-Tech World'' is about Alex going to an arcade to play Sega's games, and [[spoiler: the ending sees him sitting in an ''OutRun'' cabinet]].

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* ProductPlacement: ''High-Tech World'' is about Alex going to an arcade to play Sega's games, and [[spoiler: the ending sees him sitting in an ''OutRun'' ''VideoGame/OutRun'' cabinet]].
18th May '17 12:33:17 PM WillKeaton
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* DerivativeDifferentiation: While Alex Kidd was obviously patterned after Super Mario Bros., the designers took careful steps to ensure it was not a complete ripoff. Alex punches enemies instead of jumping on them, you use the 1 button to jump instead of 2 (the opposite of Mario's "B to Run, A to Jump" control scheme) and you can shop for items like Motorcycles and a mini-helicopter, and equip items on the pause screen. There aren't even standard boss fights, which consists of a Rock, Paper, Scissors match at the end of certain levels.

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* DerivativeDifferentiation: While Alex Kidd was obviously patterned after Super Mario Bros., the designers took careful steps to ensure it was not a complete ripoff. Alex punches enemies instead of jumping on them, you use the 1 button to jump instead of 2 (the opposite of Mario's "B to Run, A to Jump" control scheme) and you can shop for items like Motorcycles and a mini-helicopter, and equip items on the pause screen. There aren't even standard boss fights, which consists of bosses, you "fight" the bosses in a Rock, Paper, Scissors match at the end of certain levels.
18th May '17 12:31:09 PM WillKeaton
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Alex Kidd was Sega's attempt at going toe to toe with Nintendo's Mario and acting as their mascot, but it never saw a speck of the plumbers success. Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog replaced Alex as this in light of the runaway success of VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Alex Kidd was Sega's attempt at going toe to toe with Nintendo's Mario and acting as their mascot, but it never saw a speck of the plumbers success. Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog replaced Alex as this in light of the runaway success of VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1.''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1.''
7th May '17 11:47:39 AM OlfinBedwere
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* TheManBehindTheMan: The [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] for ''Enchanted Castle'' strongly implies that the game's villain, Ashra, was this to Janken the Great from the first game.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: The [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] for ''Enchanted Castle'' strongly implies that the game's villain, Ashra, was this to Janken the Great from the first game. [[spoiler:Which is evidently a case of LyingCreator, as the ending to the game reveals that he's actually just King Thor's servant and a BigBadWannabe with delusions of grandeur]].



* TakeThat: In early versions of ''Shinobi World'', the first boss was named (and resembled) [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mari-oh]]. He was later renamed Kabuto and his appearance changed, but he still shoots fireballs and shrinks when weakened.

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* TakeThat: In early prototype versions of ''Shinobi World'', the first boss was named (and resembled) [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mari-oh]]. He was later renamed Kabuto and his appearance changed, but he still shoots fireballs and shrinks when weakened.
11th Apr '17 5:58:38 PM nombretomado
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* {{Crossover}}: ''{{Shinobi}} World''.

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* {{Crossover}}: ''{{Shinobi}} ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} World''.



** ''Shinobi World'' was originally planned as an unrelated ''{{Shinobi}}'' spin-off titled ''[[WorkingTitle Shinobi Kid]]'', which was supposed to star a new protagonist. It also had at least one other difference (see TakeThat, below).

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** ''Shinobi World'' was originally planned as an unrelated ''{{Shinobi}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' spin-off titled ''[[WorkingTitle Shinobi Kid]]'', which was supposed to star a new protagonist. It also had at least one other difference (see TakeThat, below).
10th Apr '17 3:11:41 PM nombretomado
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Most of the other games deviate from this storyline and [[GameplayRoulette feature different gameplay styles]]. Alex quietly faded away after the release of the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'', but he has had appearances in a few other games, including ''VideoGame/{{Segagaga}}'', ''[[SegaSuperstars Sega Superstars Tennis]]'', and ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing]]''.

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Most of the other games deviate from this storyline and [[GameplayRoulette feature different gameplay styles]]. Alex quietly faded away after the release of the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'', but he has had appearances in a few other games, including ''VideoGame/{{Segagaga}}'', ''[[SegaSuperstars ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sega Superstars Tennis]]'', and ''[[SegaSuperstars ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing]]''.
12th Jun '16 8:12:49 PM Doug86
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: In ''Miracle World'', the leftmost button (Button 1) is for jumping and the rightmost button (Button 2) is for attacking, rather than the other way around like most other platformers. The game's creator, [[WordOfGod Ossale Kohta]], admits in an [[http://sega.jp/archive/album/04_alex/03.html interview]] that he wanted to distinguish his game from ''SuperMarioBros'' by making the controls a bit different. The latter releases of the game (including the one built into the Master System II) swapped the controls around to a more familiar setup.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: In ''Miracle World'', the leftmost button (Button 1) is for jumping and the rightmost button (Button 2) is for attacking, rather than the other way around like most other platformers. The game's creator, [[WordOfGod Ossale Kohta]], admits in an [[http://sega.jp/archive/album/04_alex/03.html interview]] that he wanted to distinguish his game from ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' by making the controls a bit different. The latter releases of the game (including the one built into the Master System II) swapped the controls around to a more familiar setup.



* TakeThat: In early versions of ''Shinobi World'', the first boss was named (and resembled) [[SuperMarioBros Mari-oh]]. He was later renamed Kabuto and his appearance changed, but he still shoots fireballs and shrinks when weakened.

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* TakeThat: In early versions of ''Shinobi World'', the first boss was named (and resembled) [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mari-oh]]. He was later renamed Kabuto and his appearance changed, but he still shoots fireballs and shrinks when weakened.
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