History VideoGame / AlexKidd

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.
21st May '16 8:44:02 AM Prinzenick
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* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: Alex has trained in the "Shellcore" technique enabling him to alter the size and toughness of his fists through sheer willpower and enables him to shatter rocks with his bare fists. Getting a Magic Ring upgrades it by allowing Alex to shoot a laser blast out, which will plow through several blocks at once.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: Alex has trained in the "Shellcore" technique enabling him to alter the size and toughness of his fists through sheer willpower and enables him to shatter rocks with his bare fists. Getting In ''Miracle World'' and ''Enchanted Castle'', getting a Magic Ring upgrades it by allowing Alex to shoot a laser blast out, which will plow through several blocks at once.



* PowerFist: Alex's trademark Shellcore technique allows him to punch with an enlarged fist, which can be used to destroy blocks.

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* PowerFist: Alex's trademark Shellcore technique allows him to punch with an enlarged fist, which can be used to destroy blocks. You can find or buy a Magic Ring for it that allows you to shoot laser blasts from your fists in ''Miracle World'' and ''Enchanted Castle''.
21st May '16 8:42:38 AM Prinzenick
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* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: Alex has trained in the "Shellcore" technique enabling him to alter the size and toughness of his fists through sheer willpower and enables him to shatter rocks with his bare fists.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: Alex has trained in the "Shellcore" technique enabling him to alter the size and toughness of his fists through sheer willpower and enables him to shatter rocks with his bare fists. Getting a Magic Ring upgrades it by allowing Alex to shoot a laser blast out, which will plow through several blocks at once.


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* ClassicCheatCode: In ''Miracle World'', here's a Continue code in the game, but it's rather cryptic; If you lose all your lives and have over $800, hold Up on the D-Pad, and press Button 2 8 times, and the game will allow you to continue where you left off.


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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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* EarlyGameHell: The first level of ''Alex Kidd in Miracle World'' is a vertical oriented one where you go down instead of left to right, and it is much harder than the rest of the game, especially if you're trying to get all the money bags.
19th May '16 3:25:15 PM Prinzenick
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* PutOnABus: After ''Enchanted Castle'' flopped with critics and retail and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'' made Sega realize the technicolor insectivore was their real answer to Mario, Alex Kidd was retired from the companies game line-up. He's made the occasional cameo since then, but is largely forgotten today.

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* PutOnABus: After ''Enchanted ''Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle'' flopped with critics and retail and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'' made Sega realize the technicolor insectivore was their real answer to Mario, Alex Kidd was dropped as their mascot in favor of Sonic and permanently retired from the companies game line-up. He's Kidd has made the occasional cameo since then, but he is largely forgotten today.
19th May '16 3:19:03 PM Prinzenick
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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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* PutOnABus: After ''Enchanted Castle'' flopped with critics and retail and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'' made Sega realize the technicolor insectivore was their real answer to Mario, Alex Kidd was retired from the companies game line-up. He's made the occasional cameo since then, but is largely forgotten today.
2nd Feb '16 5:27:28 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars'' - [[ArcadeGame Arcade]] (1986) and Master System (1989)

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* ''Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars'' - [[ArcadeGame [[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame Arcade]] (1986) and Master System (1989)
28th Dec '15 2:57:17 AM Lain2501
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: On ''Miracle World'', Alex's brother is named "Egle" in the manual, and "Igul" in the ending to the game itself. Taking the spelling of one and the pronunciation of the other, his intended name would presumably have been "Eagle".

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* ShoutOut: Alex Kidd's brother Igul is the hero of Pit Pot, a slightly earlier Sega game for Master System.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: On In ''Miracle World'', Alex's brother is named "Egle" in the manual, and "Igul" in the ending to the game itself. Taking the spelling of one and the pronunciation of the other, his intended name would presumably have been "Eagle".itself.
3rd Dec '15 4:32:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''Alex Kidd in Miracle World'' - MasterSystem (1986)

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* ''Alex Kidd in Miracle World'' - MasterSystem UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem (1986)
29th Nov '15 5:08:58 PM nombretomado
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''Alex Kidd'' was {{Sega}}'s former mascot, before SonicTheHedgehog was created. He starred in six games, all of them created between 1986 and 1990, and has had several [[TheCameo cameo appearances]] since then.

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''Alex Kidd'' was {{Sega}}'s Creator/{{Sega}}'s former mascot, before SonicTheHedgehog was created. He starred in six games, all of them created between 1986 and 1990, and has had several [[TheCameo cameo appearances]] since then.



* ''Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle'' - SegaGenesis (1989)

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* ''Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle'' - SegaGenesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis (1989)
4th Oct '15 4:57:58 PM Arkadi
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