Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, developed by Jankenteam, looks like another welcome remaster of a much loved retro title. The pleasing news for old SEGA heads is that it now has a firm release date, arriving on Nintendo Switch on 24th June.
To celebrate the release date it has a neat new trailer (via IGN).
It looks like a potentially excellent reimagining; there'll be new levels, modes and music, but also the option to experience the game in its original SEGA Master System form; we had a chat with the developers last year, too.
In terms of pricing it'll be $19.99USD on the eShop and all other digital stores, but there's also a pretty special physical edition up for pre-order from Signature Edition Games; the standard edition is $29.99USD and the impressive Signature Edition is $54.99USD. Unfortunately the Switch versions are $5 more than the PlayStation / Xbox equivalents, which we can safely say is the good ol' cartridge Switch Tax. In any case, head to this page to check out the options.
Are you planning to head off to Miracle World in June?
One of my favourite games back in the day
Will be day one for me if it's on cartridge
The music I always wanted to listen to as well so catchy
I'm not really an old SEGA head particularly, and none of these remasters Switch has seen quite grab me, but it looks nice for the fans.
Of all the classic Sega franchises that deserve a remake, Alex Kidd would be the last game I would've chosen. There were so many better options.
Not sure I'm committed enough for the physical here (wallet says no currently) but I'm interested in trying it out
I love this game, will definitely be getting the physical cartridge!
Beyond excited for this! Didn’t like sonic beyond the music as a kid but played enchanted castle to DEATH(never played miracle world) . I will take the IV option, thanks.
Used to enjoy Alex Kid in miracle world back on the Master system. So much better than Sonic. Sega need to show their older mascots more love like this.
...so, who's going to tell him he got replaced by a hedgehog?
(Is it me, or has Switch tax not been mentioned for years!)
Nice this was the first Sega Master System game I play on the Sega Genesis via the Power Base Converter.
I still have this game. For its time it was great. It’s actually my wife’s favourite game on the master system
What exactly is the Switch Tax?
Is it added because they charge developers a higher interest than Sony etc?
I remember playing this a lot on shop displays as it was the built in game on most Master System II consoles in the early 90s (though mine has Sonic 1). Very memorable but unexpectedly hard for this type of game. I have it on Wii Virtual console and have never managed to get past the first level 😳
Would have bought the special edition if it was available at a like EB Games or Best Buy or even Amazon (just something I already have an account with). Might just get the digital off the eShop. I'm sick of making accounts for all these other websites just to get physical versions of games.
Alex the Kidd was one of my most favorite games as well, a kid I know what I'm asking for for Father's Day this year!
I’ll absolutely get this!
(Hopefully SEGA will release a SEGA Master System Classic Mini, a SEGA Master System Collection or an Alex Kidd Collection one day or another.)
I have tried but could never get into Alex Kids. It at least looks way better then the original.
They had a chance to retcon Alex into a girl or give a gender option at least. Failed opportunity
Cute little game I could never get into, considering the Master System (and the NES) already had much better platformers at the time.
Adding to my eShop wishlist. Looks pretty delightful, and I never played it back in the day.
Will definitely be getting this, but probably grab the digital version if its cheaper as I'm not interested in having a box.
@Porky what the hell you on about? I suppose you were one of the idiots responsible for the downfall of Marvel Comics by pushing for every character get gender swapped as well - F*** off!!
Huge fan of this on the Master System so I'll definitely be getting this, keep em coming Sega
@Guitario cartridges cost more then discs, so generally Switch games cost more
Looking forward to it.
Plus, this release teach us several things: physical and digital shouldn't cost the same, and nice collector's editions can have a reasonable price tag. I'm looking at you, limited release specialized companies.
I got the sequel and the original on the Wii
I loved the master system and this was built in to mine so played it a lot. Very tempted, although I already have the M2 version which is a lot cheaper.
The manual and box art has a good nod to the master system as well.
I enjoyed some of the games but seriously the paper, rock, scissor parts weren’t great.
had this as built in game and god played it to death. shame sega made such a disaster of md games
Korny....but looks like a collecting item...
Pre-ordered! looking forward to this.
Kid Chameleon > this kid
@Mirage-5x5 yah I remember getting the original when it came out. Good times! I'll get this one for sure.
@Porky FFS, shut up. Let me guess, you're one of those 'I need to be represented' tools. Why is everybody so self obsessed that they need to see themselves in everything? What happened to playing games for escapism to experience something that is not you or your life? 99% of the time the gender of the character means sod all when playing the game or it's story, it's just a design choice so why does it matter? There's plenty of games where the main character is female, go play them if that's the aspect you care about.
Great! Now... where is the Phantasy Star 4 remake?
Can we order physical editions from other sites than SEG ? The site isnt registered in "skatteetaten" in norway under the VOEC deal, so the VAT and customs fee will be HIGH. :S
I’ll be passing on this one. Didn’t like it back when I owned a master system and still don’t care for it now. Alex in Shinobi World would have been a strong maybe for me but not this.
Updated SMS versions of Asterix or Castle of illusion would be day 1 buys for me.
As much as I enjoyed this back in the day, I don't see why such a short game warrants such an extravagant collector's edition.
I suppose I may be inclined if this comes to Australian stores, but I'll otherwise spring for the local standard release if one is made available. If not, then I definitely intend to import, though I'll consider whether paying nearly double the price (plus higher shipping costs) is justifiable versus the more reasonably priced standard edition.
Part of me wants to wait for a real USA release.
I wasn't a Sega kid back in the day so this title is a miss on me. It's a curio to be sure, but I can't seem to bring myself to play it for some reason.
On the pre-order page: “ Note: due to Brexit complications there will be no pre-order coin offered with this title.”
What exactly complicates this? Weird.
Now the limited edition is less desirable.
I'm not a fan of the mini systems (I find them wasteful), but I would definitely be all in favor of a Master System/Mark III collection. I'm surprised Sega has not ever bothered with one or the other. It may not have been a sucess in my neck of the woods; but it was the only..ahem...game in town...in plenty of areas. I'm an Alex Kidd hater, so, I'm not exactly clamoring for the latter, however.
I just went ahead and bought the physical edition on Switch. There's a lot of nostalgia for me in this game... and I have been drinking, which may explain a few things.
This definitely caught my interest when it was first announced, I'm considering ordering the game for myself.
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World was soo much more fun. Miracle World was still good though. I'll pick up M2's one before I contemplate this....
@wuntyme8 Kid Chameleon was great back in the day. I loved the Jason level!
I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I love Alex Kidd in Miracle World and always wanted a remake. On the other hand I'm not really impressed by the new graphical style. I'm just not a fan of pixelated graphics. I know it's retro and nostalgic and people love it but I had my fill of it in the early days of gaming.
For new 2D games I prefer the look of HD artwork like the recent Dragon's Trap remake, Monster Boy, Hollow Knight, Streets of Rage 4 etc. Still, it's a nice package and I am tempted to get the physical.
I like option to switch to the original game too like you can in Dragon's Trap. I hope more developers choose to do this when making this style of remake.
Does this have any relation to wonderboy/monsterboy?
@Aurumonado Other than both series premiered on Master System, there is no connection.
@robr What games would you put on the SMS/Mark III Mini?
For the love.... will they just to making Golden Axe already!!...... and Kid Chameleon and Beyond Oasis....... I feel like we are going to get a Columns Remaster DX first.
Alex Kidd sucks, and to not do an original MS style cover art option is a wasted opportunity.
It'll be nice to finally own this physically. As a child back in the early 00s, I had a digital copy and then again about 5 years ago I got another digital copy. Both of them were pre-installs, the first on my childhood Master System, the second on the Master System I bought on ebay to relive those childhood memories.
I want to say that I'm glad it's getting a physical release, but that box art is a hot mess in my book. You can kind of see Alex's face, but most of his body is covered up by his fist and the logo. Then there's the Note at the bottom that tells you that the game includes a key ring. Why is this necessary when it didn't appear on Catherine: Full Body's box art? Sure, I wasn't expecting a keychain when I opened the box, but it was a really nice surprise. Anyways, I'm not sure if I'll get this game, but that box art is not selling it to me, that's for sure.
@Pavil Bit odd too when Alex Kidd in miracle already has a enhanced port on Switch thanks to SEGA AGES.. then again it was only Alex Kidd game that wasn't truly awful I mean there's alex kidd in shinobi world but that was more of a Doki Doki Panic sprite swap
I’ve tried playing the Alex Kidd games so much but the one hit kill thing is enraging and I always just stop playing and quit. Maybe they will fix that?
All of the Wonderboy games, all of the Wonderboy games and...all of the Wonderboy games.
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