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Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (SEGA Master System)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.3
Overall MobyScore (17 votes) 2.5


The Press Says

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VideoGame
Depois da aventura The Miracle World, na qual Alex Kidd andava em busca de vários tesouros, agora o herói precisa devolver as estrelas perdidas à constelação de Áries. Para tanto, é necessário chegar às 12 bolas milagrosas, onde estão escondidas as estrelas.
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1UP!
Alex Kidd - The Lost Stars est un jeu modeste comme l'était Miracle World, le renom et le BIOS de la Master System en moins. Il n'est pas déplaisant et comme vous l'avez peut-être ressenti durant ces quelques paragraphes, on l'aime bien. Si le test de Miracle World était surtout l'occasion de critiquer (attitude suicidaire) un jeu tenu en trop haute estime par une génération de joueurs, le but du présent article serait plutôt de réhabiliter un jeu méconnu et, ma foi, pas mauvais du tout quoique facile et court.
72
GameCola.net
Overall, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars offers what is easily the strongest game in the Alex Kidd series and also one of the strongest platformers on the Master System. Is it a Mario-Killer? No, not in the least, but it could hold its own against Yo! Noid or Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers.
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The Games Machine (UK)
Well-defined – if overly 'nice' – graphics are marred by major sprite glitches, but samples mixed with light music and effects provide a quality soundtrack. The difficulty is Alex Kidd's worst fault, but as this increases lastability, it's no great stumbling block.
70
HonestGamers
Thus, Alex Kidd and the Lost Stars is a GREAT game for younger players, and a very enjoyable romp for more experienced players, who may find it a nearly stress free way to pass some time. Admittedly, it gets a little dull at times, especially playing the levels the second time through, but Sega found a way to inject a very valuable and intangible quality into this and every other game in this popular series, and that is charm. It goes a long way in establishing any video game mascot character, and unless you get nauseous easily, you will appreciate the fact that Alex—in this simple game more than any of the others—has charm, colour and cuteness, in spades.
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VicioJuegos.com
En definitiva, estamos ante un plataformas muy extraño y demasiado simple. Hay que limitarse a ir de izquierda a derecha, sin tocar a nada ni nadie y prácticamente sin ninguna manera de defenderse y encima sin luchar contra jefes finales y para acabarlo de rematar, el apartado gráfico es un mejunje de cosas diferentes puestas sin ton ni son en el juego. Como concepto Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars ofrecía poca cosa en su momento para una consola como Master System, y más al ya haber varios juegos de la saga en el mercado, este título es un claro ejemplo de que Sonic no es la única mascota maltratada por Sega.
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Game Freaks 365
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars is a sorry disappointment to Alex Kidd fans. You'd have to be really diehard to actually enjoy this game. It certainly does do well with graphics and sound, but everything else is just not there at all. It's a definite example of how a game can look wonderful, but turn out so horribly. At least what came after this was more than you'll find here.
55
Power Play
Wenn es ein Sega-Modul gab. auf das Ich mich wie ein kleines Kind auf den Weihnachtsmann freute, dann war es Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars. Denn meiner Meinung nach ist sein Vorgänger „Alex Kidd In Miracle World“ Immer noch das beste Sega-Spiel. Und dann kommt sowas: Ein durchschnittliches Geschicklichkeits-Spiel, zwar mit überragender Grafik, aber ohne den Spielwitz des ersten Teiles. Man hüpft halt durch die Gegend und erreicht irgendwann das Ziel.
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IGN
What chafed me most about Lost Stars was the complete lack of difficulty. While you can score the game now for about $5, it debuted at approximately $30. And I finished it in a single afternoon. That was devastating. But considering its value now at a significantly reduced price… the game is still a rip-off. There's just so little to it that I hope it never comes to the Virtual Console, lest somebody that discovered Alex Kidd in Miracle World there have their impression of the game sullied by this weak follow-up.
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The Video Game Critic
The game features fourteen stages, and with unlimited continues, it's quite possible see them all. Whether you'll want to is another story, because this weird platformer is more obnoxious than fun.