Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX Review (Steam)

Our Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX Review tells of how a legend returns in stunning new detail with Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX! Fire up your power bracelet and relive a platforming classic alongside new modes, levels, and features!

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Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX Review Pros:

  • Decent cartoon graphics.
  • 1.03GB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, and v-sync.
  • Diet (what food shows up)- Onigiri, hamburger, Spanish omelette, and fish and chips.
  • Infinite lives option. (disables some achievements)
  • Three game types- normal game, classic mode, and boss rush.
  • Remixed soundtrack.
  • The Press of a button instantly swaps between the remix and original versions of the game.
  • Playing the original version also has the original soundtrack.
  • Boss fights involve playing Rock, Paper, and Scissors, best of three.
  • Cash- collect in levels to buy items at the shop.
  • Checkpoints plenty.
  • Game over puts you to the start of the current level and isn’t a complete wipe.
  • Remixed graphics have comic-book-style pop-ups of hits.
  • Animated 3D backdrops and foreground.
  • Fully animated world map.
  • All-new battle screens in boss fights.

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Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX Review Cons:

  •  No, save states.
  • Minimal graphic settings.
  • Doesn’t make a point to tell you about the graphic style swap.
  • The movement and jumping feel loose.
  • You have to unlock the other modes.
  • A lot of cheap deaths.
  • Stingy with the extra lives.
  • Not sure when checkpoints are triggered.
  • Levels are kinda lame with the first few screens repeated a handful of times.

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Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX:

Official Website.

Developer: Jankenteam

Publisher: Merge Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Alex Kidd is a game I played a lot back in the day. Pre-installed on my mate’s Master System, whenever you couldn’t be arsed to get up and change the cartridge we would just play Alex Kidd. It’s a game that I remember fondly from the sprites to the Catchy music it was really good. Fast forward and we ha e a remaster of it. It’s a beautiful looking game again, all newly remixed songs and slick animations that cause you to just smile. The thing is though, as I get older I get more cynical, more judgey and Alex Kidd does not escape my wrath! The controls are not good for they are very loose and floaty causing a lot of needless cheap deaths. The graphic style can actually obscure parts of the level but the biggest revelation I found personally is the fact that the first few screens are re-used over and over all stitched together to make a level. Now granted I can’t beat the game up for that really as that was the way it was it’s just an eye-opening thing when you realize it! Back to the overall game and I love the new look, I love that you can immediately change between versions, levels do have slight tweaks and additions so it feels familiar but has a hint of change about it. I hated the controls and the extra game modes were not needed and the game is very short but overall it’s a safe remaster of a good game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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