DescriptionAlex Kidd, resident of planet Aries, is the king's brother. One day he comes across a rumor that his long lost father, King Thor, is alive and somewhere on the planet Paperock. Of course he immediately travels to said planet to find his father.
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle offers standard platforming action in which Alex explores side-scrolling levels and has to avoid touching enemies. He has two standard attacks to his disposal: punching enemies on the ground and kicking them in the air. He also uses items to make his life easier, e.g. a pedicopter with a gun, a pogo-stick for reaching higher ground or an invulnerability cloak. After usage Alex puts those items into his inventory but he loses the active item when dying. Coins are acquired from defeated enemies or treasure chests.
Just like in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, the mini game Janken, also known as rock-paper-scissors, plays an important role: bosses are not defeated by shooting but by beating them in this game of chance. New in comparison to the predecessor is that Janken also needs to be played to purchase items in shops: After paying for the item it is only given to Alex if he wins the mini game. The result of failure is death.
- "アレックスキッド 天空魔城" -- Japanese spelling
- "Alex Kidd: Tenkū Majō" -- Japanese title
- "알렉스키드 천공마성" -- Korean spelling
Part of the Following Group
|Whoever thought of this game was a lunatic||Genesis||emmamomocat (30)|
|Don't let the 1st level fool you. This game is a platforming classic.||Genesis||Emperor MAR (2573)|
The Press Says
|Player One||Genesis||Nov, 1990||90 out of 100||90|
|Sega-16.com||Genesis||Aug 31, 2004||9 out of 10||90|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Genesis||Apr, 1989||10 out of 12||83|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Wii||May 04, 2007||4 out of 10||40|
|HonestGamers||Genesis||Dec 19, 2003||4 out of 10||40|
|Thunderbolt Games||Genesis||Nov 20, 2004||4 out of 10||40|
|The Virtual Console Archive||Wii||Feb, 2007||40|
|GameSpot||Wii||Apr 18, 2007||3.8 out of 10||38|
|Random Access||Genesis||Nov 17, 2013||1.5 out of 10||15|
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Console releaseAlex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle is the first, and, so far, only, home-version game in the series which was not released for the SEGA Master System.
Version differencesThe original Japanese version has a more adult atmosphere. In the American version, characters losing the Janken battles get crushed by a weight. In the original version, those characters simply lose all their clothes. Also, the first town is called Bikinitown, but in the US version they changed it to Rookietown.
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