Written by  :  Andrew Fisher (617)
Written on  :  Oct 27, 2018
Platform  :  SEGA Master System
Rating  :  4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
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Summary

Good platform adventure with story, map, inventory and shops.

The Good

Super Mario Bros. is an obvious comparison, but Alex Kidd has a bit more depth i.e Alex receives directions from the friends and relatives he meets along the way, checks his path on a map and holds an inventory of magic items and vehicles. I also preferred punching blocks to head butting them. Having dialogue with bosses and beating them in games of "paper, rock, scissors" is an interesting touch too.

The Bad

While it was new and different at the time, it seems a little too cute and simple now. The game isn't exactly easy, but I'd say it's meant for children to play and master over a long period.

The Bottom Line

Better than Super Mario Bros., I reckon one of the best console games of its time and it's innovative. Maybe it wasn't made with adults in mind and doesn't quite stand the test of time like other games.