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Written by  :  Emperor MAR (2615)
Written on  :  Jul 16, 2013
Platform  :  SEGA Master System
Rating  :  4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
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Truly Plays like Shinobi + Alex Kidd. A Must Play for the Master System.

The Good

Controls, graphics, level design, & enemies are all great. I love having a lifebar in an Alex Kidd game. It has secret areas & fun bosses. You turn into a cool fireball from rotating on a pole. Very fun & not too hard.

The Bad

The projectile weapon only lasts to the end of the stage & often is only given to you at the end of the stage though you do get to carry it into a boss battle once. There were at least 2 points in the game where you had to take a hit to boost you to reach an item. A little awkward to learn & execute the pole swinging move but the results are worth it. Music is good but can get 8-bit grating after a while. Ending has same animation as beginning so I gotta deduct from the story for that.

The Bottom Line

This was the last Alex Kidd game made. Great for Alex Kidd & Shinobi fans. It actually plays like a combination of Shinobi & Alex Kidd. It is faster paced than Shinobi & I'd say the best Shinobi game on the Master System. A Master System must play.