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Category Description User Score
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 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
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 2.4
Overall User Score (21 votes) 2.5

Critic Reviews

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The original game Alex Kidd was a great game, The Lost Stars (128K) is a worthy follow up with far better graphics, tunes, playability and depth.
Die Graphik dieses Games ist – der Sega-Konsole entsprechend - sehr schön. Überhaupt haben sich die Programmierer einiges einfallen lassen, um dem Game einen lockeren, fröhlichen und farbenfrohen Charakter zu verleihen. Während des Spielablaufes trällert der Soundchip in der Konsole ein fröhliches Liedchen, welches sicherlich jeder User nach Beendigung seiner Reise durch die Scheinwelten auf den Lippen hat. Ein wenig nervig wirkt das ewige Geschrei des Kidds, wenn ihm etwas Böses widerfährt. Ansonsten ist ALEX KIDD ein Spaß, der jeden fesseln wird, der nicht nur auf den Feuerknopf drücken will.
VideoGame (Mar, 1991)
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.
1UP! (Apr 27, 2010)
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 (Feb, 2008)
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.
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.
HonestGamers (Jan 12, 2004)
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.
63 (Jul 11, 2009)
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.
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.
Power Play (May, 1988)
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.
IGN (Oct 23, 2008)
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.
The Video Game Critic (Apr 07, 2012)
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.