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Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (GEN) game cover art
Platform: Genesis
Tags: Action, Platformer
Developer: SEGA
AKA: Alex Kidd Tenkuu Mashiro (JP)

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Staff Reviews

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle review

Reviewed December 19, 2003

Marc Golding says: "Alex Kidd got a raw deal. He’s got huge ears -- but he managed to overcome them and retain some semblance of the cuteness that was necessary to keep his job as Sega Master System mascot. His first adventure, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, was brilliant, and solidified his role of superstar. But Alex quickly fell from grace as an overly simplistic, unrelated sequel followed his fledgling foray into 2D platformer cuteness. Things went from bad to worse for the Kidd faithful, when the horrid Alex Kidd in Hi-Tech World made its way to store shelves. And stayed there. A BMX spin-off racing game put the youngster to further shame, so it’s a wonder he escaped the pitfalls of drug abuse, alcoholism and clinical depression, all afflictions that embrace so many child stars in a tenacious grip of despair. "
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Reader Reviews

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle review

Reviewed November 25, 2004

goldenvortex says: "So, after a successive run on the Master System, was Sega’s then-mascot ready for the big time? After releasing five games on Sega’s 8-bit system it was running low on appeal and most Sega fans were eager to shelve their Master System for a while and plug into a then-new dimension of gaming. After the release of a few titles such as “Altered Beast” for example Sega decided to bring the Kidd back for a whole new dimension. Did it work and was the fantastic charm that the first game produced or di..."
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