Sega’s classic Alex Kidd returns with a remake of the original game

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 11 June 2020 11:34 GMT

Alex Kidd is coming back with an enhanced version of the original.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is part-remake, part new game from Merge Games and developer Jankenteam. As the name suggests, the project is based on the very first Alex Kidd game, which released all the way back in 1986 for the Sega Master System.

Miracle World DX is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch in the first quarter of 2021. The game features modern visuals, animations and sounds, and brings back all of the original’s levels. DX also introduces new levels of its own, which will “expand the lore of Alex Kidd”, not to mention introduce new enemies.

Controls have been revamped to feel more at home to players today. The new gameplay additions also include a boss rush mode, which lets you fight all of the game’s bosses one after another. The boss fights themselves have been given new mechanics to make things a bit more interesting.

Music is another area that gets a major upgrade in DX. You’ll find remastered versions of the original tracks, and new, re-imagined tracks that take inspiration from the classic soundtrack.

Another neat feature is that you’ll be able to toggle between modern and retro visuals with the hit of a button. The original, classic game can also be played in DX, with none of the new tweaks.

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