A full 35 years since the original release on the Sega Master System, a remake of Alex Kidd In Miracle World is nearly here. I am excited! If you remember, Alex Kidd was the official Sega mascot until Sonic The Hedgehog came along in 1991. Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX is the debut game developed by Jankenteam and published by Merge Games. It will release on PS4, PS5 Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 24th, 2021.
This is much more than a visual makeover though. Here’s what we can expect:
- A Legend Reborn – Dive into a stunning recreation of Alex Kidd in Miracle World with striking new art and tighter, more fluid controls.
- New Modes – New modes such including ‘Classic Mode’ and ‘Boss Rush Mode’ will be available for players alongside the standard game.
- New Levels – Experience new levels which expand the lore of the original and feature new enemy types and vehicles
- Alternative Boss Fights – New and improved boss fight mechanics with more intuitive combat.
- Classic Mode – Experience the original game with boss fights, dialogue, levels and functions the same as the original Master System version.
- New and remastered music – A wide array of reimagined music tracks as well as remastered tracks from the original classic game!
The game will be available on both digital and physical media. You can buy both the standard (£24.99/£29.99 for Switch) and Signature edition (£49.99/£54.99 for Switch) here. The signature edition is a thing of beauty as well, recreating that grid aesthetic of the original Master System game box. Here’s what it includes:
- Region free copy of Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (including manual and keyring) on PlayStation 5.
- A numbered certificate featuring the dev’s signatures.
- Three exclusive enamel Alex Kidd pins featuring our hero.
- A Jankenpon (rock/paper/scissors) card game featuring characters from Miracle World.
- Original companion art book detailing the art behind Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX.
- Alex Kidd’s medallion and a felt money bag.
- The original Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX soundtrack on CD.
- Collector’s box featuring alternative artwork.
That is a pretty decent haul for nearly fifty quid. Are you excited to get your rock, paper, scissors on again? Check out the trailer and let us know in the comments below.