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Weirdness: Alex Kidd Infiltrates The Legend Of Zelda, With Disastrous Results

Posted by Damien McFerran

Crossover chaos

Before Sonic the Hedgehog sped onto the scene, Alex Kidd was Sega's undisputed mascot, appearing in a host of Master System adventures — as well as a single 16-bit outing — and attempting to challenge Nintendo's Mario in the sphere of platforming goodness.

Since being ousted by the blue hedgehog, Alex Kidd has wandered in the wilderness, with appearances reduced to a few notable cameos. Such an existence isn't befitting a mascot of such stature, and SegaMasterSystem.com's Tyler Esposito — you might remember him from those brilliant childhood Sega videos we posted before Christmas — is seeking to redress the balance.

He's started a series of videos where Kidd finds his way into other classic games, and first up is The Legend of Zelda.

Let us know what you think of the clip — Esposito is keen to hear what other titles Sega's monkey-boy mascot should gatecrash.

[via youtube.com]

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User Comments (37)

Morpheel

#5

Morpheel said:

In before people say that this isn't news wo- wait, beaten to it.

Seriously people, you can complain about everything in the video except this. This site isn't only for news.

64supermario

#7

64supermario said:

...Sorry, I'm usually the guy that likes stuff like this, but I really didn't enjoy this very much. The humor just doesn't hit it. I feel like they could've done something a little more clever or gone about it a funnier way.

Einherjar

#9

Einherjar said:

Ive expected a yanken match in the shop with something like "i got scissors and youve got...a bomb ?!"
But that clip was pretty...lame to say it friendly.

ricklongo

#14

ricklongo said:

I was expecting something entirely different (and at least mildly amusing). That was atrocious.

Kaze_Memaryu

#16

Kaze_Memaryu said:

That was hardly a crossover - it was barely even a mashup. Just a bad video without any effort.

tanookisuit

#20

tanookisuit said:

I said it elsewhere before, there seems to be no point to it and not a bit of it is funny at all.

RupeeClock

#26

RupeeClock said:

That was pretty terrible, it was largely irrelevant to either character and was just hostile for no apparent reason.

Alex Kidd is apparently an item in Zelda? Come on that's not being creative.

Deadstanley

#28

Deadstanley said:

I liked it. It reminded me of when I was a kid with an action figure in each hand partaking in silly banter and combat resolutions. Usually it was He-Man vs any of the Ninja Turtles.

Nomad

#29

Nomad said:

Damn I miss Alex Kidd. I think we're loooooooooooong over due for a new game. Will it ever happen?

WanderFan91

#31

WanderFan91 said:

Meh, Alex Kidd was never that good to begin with*
*imo

After watching video
As one of the users said previously, Alex Kidd did go Turbo. But unlike Turbo in Wreck-It Ralph (which was actually good), this one did it horrendously in my book (there was no context and no subtext, just shallow cameo jobs done in vain at the expense of enjoyment). Zero stars!

Alucard83

#37

Alucard83 said:

This is what i call flatlining! ............................................................. FLAT!

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