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Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (SEGA Master System)

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Description

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars has similar gameplay like in the other Alex Kidd games, but this one's easier and designed for kids. Once again you play Alex, whose mission is to run through each location, knocking down enemies, and obtain the six miracle balls. These balls are hidden inside the strangest places like golden eggs, the Fantasy Zone ship out of action, clamshells, Christmas presents, pumpkins, and desk bells.

Alex must then venture in outer space to defeat the evil Ziggurat. Locations include Toy World, Machine World, the World of Make Believe, Water World, and Monster World. You will even tour through the giant's body. Once you obtained the six miracle balls, you have to run through all the locations again, but these repeated locations introduce new enemies.

With all the locations, you're under a time limit, and as usual, if the time expires, you lose a life. Alex starts the game with nothing, but during the game, he can collect power-ups that give him extra time, and allow him to shoot enemies or jump higher.

Screenshots

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars SEGA Master System A dog of words
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars SEGA Master System Qwao?
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars SEGA Master System Hey, what's the Statue of Liberty doing here in outer space?
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars SEGA Master System That dinosaur looks like he could use a little more sleep

Alternate Titles

  • "Alex Kidd: The Lost Star" -- Misspelled SEGA Master System cartridge title
  • "アレックスキッドザ・ロストスターズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Simple sidescroller with great enemy variety. Emperor MAR (2573) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

The Press Says

VideoGame Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP! Apr 27, 2010 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Oct, 1988 72 out of 100 72
GameCola.net Feb, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
HonestGamers Jan 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
VicioJuegos.com Jul 11, 2009 63 out of 100 63
Game Freaks 365 2000 5.8 out of 10 58
Power Play May, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Oct 23, 2008 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Apr 07, 2012 C- 42

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Trivia

Arcade Version

The only Alex Kidd game to have an arcade release. The game is pretty much the same as the SMS version but includes two-player co-op gameplay. Instead of a palette swap however, player two gets to control a female version of Alex.
*Katakis* (37801) added Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (SEGA Master System) on Feb 15, 2003
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5065) and Pseudo_Intellectual (44532)