Alex Kidd returns to Radaxian in new trailer
This month will see the return of one of console gaming’s earliest and most humble mascots. Publisher Merge Games, alongside Alex Kidd developer Jankenteam, released a short trailer giving us a quick glimpse at the visually splendid locale of Miracle World, all set for the return of Alex and his money-grabbing, block-punching shenanigans.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a full remake of the 1986 Sega Master System classic and is a faithful replication of the early-days platformer. While Miracle World DX will sport brand new visuals, re-recorded music, new stages, and a fleshed-out narrative, fans of the original can expect the same spirit of adventure that made the original release so unforgettable.
The villainous Janken the Great and his “Rock-Paper-Scissors”-loving henchmen will return in newly designed boss battles, while Alex’s penchant for go-kart, speedboat, and gyrocopter riding is present and correct. Additionally, the original game’s somewhat sluggish controls have been tightened up for modern audiences. But if you do fancy taking a trip to the past, then the original game can be accessed at the touch of a button, returning in all of its humble 8-bit glory. The best of both (miracle) worlds. It’s shaping up to be a decent dose of retro goodness and a fine way to while away a lazy afternoon.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX launches June 22 on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Switch platforms.