Posts tagged Alex Kidd
MCB Remakes is at it again with a new Alex Kidd HD video showcasing their awesome work. This video depicts Alex is a few vehicles. Anyone else notice how much his boat looks like Opa Opa? Be sure to jump on our forums to discuss this awesome fan project, where the creator actually shared the video above!
Alex Kidd is making some nice surprise appearances lately as it seems people can’t get enough of him. Recently, as a Christmas gift, Sega gave him away as a new character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, and now a fan has brought him back to life in an HD upgrade. MCBRemakes has given a facelift to the sprites in “Alex Kidd in Miracle World,” for all to enjoy. Hit the jump to see some videos of the game in action. More >
Last week we listed 10 of our favorite games on the Master System. Unfortunately, that period of happiness and good games had to come to an end eventually as not every game on the 8-bit console was a shining star. In fact, there’s quite a few games on the Master System that shouldn’t be put in anyone’s system. From rushed licensed games to 8-bit downgraded ports of 16-bit games there’s a few clunkers that managed to make it to store shelves back in the day.
Hit the jump to read our list of 10 games to avoid on the Master System.
In the US, and several other countries, the Sega Master System was largely overshadowed by the NES. With Nintendo’s lock on most third-party developers and an early entry into the market, the Sega Master System didn’t have much of a chance in the 8-bit console wars. While it did have some success in markets like Brazil (where it’s still being sold today) there’s still quite a few gamers and even Sega fans who have little-to-no experience with the 8-bit system.
We’ve created a list of 10 of our favorite games on the system. Hit the jump to read on!
Everyone loves a lighted hearted a capella rendition of their favourite game music right? As part five of a series named ‘Geekapella’ by Youtube users Max and Sam, they have decide to cover numerous tunes from Alex Kidd in Miracle World in the video seen above while sticking their faces onto Alex Kidd, his enemies, and other… stuff. Just watch the video.
If, like myself, you’re not a big fan of Alex Kidd then there’s other great a capella renditions to be heard in their Guile theme, Gerudo Valley and even Shinra theme videos, among others. More information on Sam and Max can be found through their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Sega has officially announced the release dates and details for the upcoming Sega Vintage Collections and it looks like we’ll all be able to play some vintage Sega games with our favorite cheese very soon.
First off, PS3 owners will get the first stab at some of the games on May 22nd with these games being sold individually for $4.99:
- Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Arcade)
- Wonder Boy in Monster World (Mega Drive)
- Monster World IV (Genesis/Mega Drive)
- Super Hang-On (Arcade)
- Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis/Mega Drive)
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Master System)
Then on the 23rd, the Monster World Collection and the Alex Kidd & Co. Collection will be released on XBLA for 800 MSP. The following week on the 30th will see the release of the Streets of Rage Collection and the Golden Axe Collection for the same 800 MSP.
So anyone looking forward to these collections? Monster World definitely interests me and the Alex Kidd & Co. is tempting. I’m not sold on the other collections due to their existence on the Ultimate Genesis Collection.
I enjoy Ben Crosshaw’s work quite a lot, especially Zero Punctuation and Extra Punctuation. I also check his personal blog Fully Ramblomatic from time to time and look, he did a Let’s Play of Alex Kidd in High Tech world. The second part is right after the jump!
Sega have announced that they will be reviving and renaming their ‘Sega Ages’ brand to ‘Sega Ages Online’, as well as shining light onto the true nature of the previously reported re-releases of Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy V: Monster World III and Monster World IV, and Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Super Hang-On and The Revenge of Shinobi which will be be released in Spring as two separate ‘packs’ on XBLA and separately on PSN.
Each game will come in their domestic and international versions and will also include a jukebox-style music playback mode, the obligatory achievement/trophy support and, perhaps the most exciting part, automatically updating, world-wide ranking and replay data based on speed and points. The individual games will be priced at ¥600 for PSN, and 800 Microsoft fun-bucks for each ‘pack’. Check out the source for loads of juicy screens!
On this week’s episode we begin our seven part series on Sega’s first-party games one console at a time. We start with the Sega Master System for the first part and discuss Sega’s goal and releases mainly in the US although other territories are discussed. In addition, we discuss some Sega news, Dragon Crystal on the 3DS, and the Herzog Zwei spiritual successor, Airmech.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary. Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping. As the internet was gently rapping, rapping at my iTunes door. “Tis The Sega Addicts Kids Table” I muttered, “tapping at my iTunes door”. Only this, and nothing more. It was the episode, thirty four.
Then this ebony podcast turned my sad fancy into smiling. Stevie Grant, Josh Newey and John Doherty, talking about Alex Kidd, Bayonetta and Anarchy Reigns more and more. Tell me, will you listen to this fancy podcast on the night’s plutonian shore?
Quoth the Listener, “Probably. Sure.”
Or rap at our iTunes door and subscribe forevermore. Review us if you aren’t a whore.
Oh and click here to download John’s game; Out of Body. I promise it is not a bore.