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Alex Kidd in Shinobi World

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Master System
77
3.6
Wii
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Description

Alex Kidd continues his adventures in Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, featuring remixes of the music you heard from Shinobi, and featuring the common enemy: Ninjas.

The Dark Ninja, whom was banished 10,000 years ago, has returned to rule Miracle World. He also takes young Alex's girlfriend and use her as a sacrifice. To help Alex defeat the Dark Ninja and rescue his girlfriend, a god enters Alex's body, causing Alex to become a ninja master.

There are four rounds, with three levels each, and has Alex travel through locations like office blocks, construction sites, shipyards, and jungles. He must go through each level defeating ninjas and other wildlife. In the last levels, he must defeat bosses including Kabuto, Heli, Robster, and Hanzo. To survive some levels, you must learn the secret jumping technique, described on page eight of the game's instruction manual. You start the game with three lives and are presented with an energy bar with three units, but you'll lose one if an enemy touches you. Furthermore, If you lose all three energy units, you lose a life, and if you lose all three lives, the game is over.

Additional energy units can be obtained by collecting hearts that can be found by breaking treasure chests. The maximum units you can get is six. From there, the heart is replaced by a mini-Alex. Collect this and you've earned yourself an extra life. You'll get hearts if you have less than six units.

You can also get weapons like spears and power swords by breaking these treasure cheats. However, if you're lucky, you can obtain a Tornado icon, letting you transform into a tornado while mini-Tornados whirl around the screen, seeking enemies. This allows you to either go left or right so your enemies get sucked in and are knocked out.

Screenshots

Alex Kidd in Shinobi World SEGA Master System Nice view of the mountains
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World SEGA Master System There's Alex riding on a cart
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World SEGA Master System Map
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World SEGA Master System Construction Site

Alternate Titles

  • "Shinobi Kid" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Truly Plays like Shinobi + Alex Kidd. A Must Play for the Master System. SEGA Master System Emperor MAR (2573)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Sep, 1990 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Apr 07, 2012 A- 91
VicioJuegos.com SEGA Master System Sep 30, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA Master System Sep 24, 2009 16 out of 20 80
neXGam SEGA Master System Dec 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Zero SEGA Master System Dec, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play SEGA Master System Aug, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Player One SEGA Master System Nov, 1990 74 out of 100 74
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Nov 03, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 13, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60

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Trivia

Alternative Cartridge Label

Sega produced a very limited number of this game with a blue cartridge label instead of the regular red.
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