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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: July 30, 2012 (05:48 AM)
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I never played Alex Kidd in Miracle World but I remember it being highly thought of at the time. My one and only experience with Alex Kidd was his visit to Shinobi World. Having never played either Alex Kidd or Shinobi before, I liked it. It was easy and short, but pretty fun. Whether it would be now, I don't know.

Anyway, I agree that this seems like an uninspiring collection. Personally I think even just releasing a bundle of the three or four Alex Kidd games would be better, and a Shinobi collection would have made the most sense really.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: July 30, 2012 (06:20 PM)
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Yeah, for Sega Master System owners, Miracle World was a game you needed to have. It's like owning an NES and not having Super Mario Bros. 1. Shinobi World was easily the other best Alex Kidd game on the system, and probably has aged a tad better. I dunno if I'd be thrilled about an Alex Kidd collection, though, as the remaining games in the series ranged from average to just plain bad.

Thanks for reading the review as well!


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: July 30, 2012 (09:16 PM)
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Nice review. I agree with most of what you've said here. Except Super Hang On didn't grow on me. And I think part of what makes RoS age so poorly is the shitty inconsistency of the double jump. Maybe we put up with it way back when, but now it's a deal breaker. And yes, Miracle World is actually manageable with the save states.

I made one catch: in the second paragraph you say 'wreak' when you want 'wreck'.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: July 30, 2012 (09:55 PM)
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I always get the two mixed up. I was reading some of my previous reviews, and I notice I tend to mistake one for the other x_X.

Thanks for reading, too. Considering my long-time experience with the games here, I really had to fight the urge to give it anything higher than a 6/10. As a collection, it's not great.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: July 31, 2012 (08:12 AM)
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NP. No, it's not. Did you notice that on PSN they are presented as three different retro games, not as a package?


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Author: pickhut
Posted: July 31, 2012 (12:28 PM)
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Yeah, I thought that was strange. The collections on XBLA are 800ms points each, so I hope they aren't charging extra for the individual games when added up.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: August 05, 2012 (06:33 PM)
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A Shinobi collection would have been better. :P


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