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Alex Kidd in Shinobi World

Alex Kidd in Shinobi World

Sega’s early mascot returns for his final Master System outing, released a year after his Genesis debut (and finale). A funny spoof on another Sega franchise, Shinobi World is still a fun game to play. It’s a bit on the easy side, but it’s worth checking out… if you’re willing to pay the prices it goes for nowadays.

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Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Originally hailed as a rival to Super Mario Bros. Alex Kidd in Miracle spawned a series that extended to the Genesis. Though it wasn’t as popular as Mario, the franchise is still well-regarded among Sega fans who loved its vehicles, colorful levels, and wacky boss battles. With a big heart and an even bigger punch, original game has become a bona fide Sega classic. Jan-ken-pon!

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Missing Mascots: Alex Kidd

Missing Mascots: Alex Kidd

The Genesis is a digital graveyard of mascots that were unable to survive the jump to next generation consoles. As time has proven, not even the mightiest and most popular are immune. Take Alex Kidd, for example. Once the unofficial face of Sega and the star of a half dozen adventures, he was laid low by a Sonic boom in 1991. But did he really have to disappear? Was he just the victim of circumstance, or did Sega consciously kill him off?

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Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

After the release of a few titles such as Altered Beast, Sega decided to bring the Kidd back for another try. Did it work? Was it able to reproduce the fantastic charm of the original or did it flop like the abominable Alex Kidd in High-Tech World?

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