Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

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Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Distributor:
Sega Mega Drive
SF Interactive Media (SE rental)
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • 한국어
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥5,5005,500 G-4004
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $44.9544.95[6][7] 1005
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1005
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    299F299[9]
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £29.9929.99[8] 1005
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    Sega Mega Drive
    CA
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM2021KS
    Steam
    US
    $2.992.99[11] 34283
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam
    EU
    €2.492.49[11] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam
    UK
    £1.991.99[11] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam
    AU
    $3.493.49[11] 34283
    OFLC: General (G)
    Steam Linux
    US
    $0.990.99[13] 34283
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam Linux
    EU
    €0.990.99[13] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam Linux
    UK
    £0.790.79[13] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam Linux
    AU
    $1.351.35[13] 34283
    OFLC: General (G)
    Steam OS X
    US
    $0.990.99[13] 34283
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam OS X
    EU
    €0.990.99[13] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam OS X
    UK
    £0.790.79[13] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam OS X
    AU
    $1.351.35[13] 34283
    OFLC: General (G)
    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    600pts600[3]
    CERO: A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800pts800[14]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800pts800[15]
    PEGI: 7+
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    800pts800[17]
    OFLC: General (G)

    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, called Alex Kidd: Tenkuu Majou (アレックスキッド 天空魔城) in Japan and Alex Kidd: Cheongong Maseong in Korea, is a platform game which is part of the Alex Kidd series. It is the only Alex Kidd title to be released on the Sega Mega Drive, with every other Alex Kidd game appearing on the Sega Master System.

    The game was re-released as part of the Sega Mega Drive Collection and Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection compilations. It has also been released as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service, and on numerous plug-in-and-play consoles and compilation packs.

    Gameplay

    The game is a conventional platformer, most similar to the first game in the series, Alex Kidd in Miracle World. A and C jumps, B punches. If you see a doorway, you can usually go in it by pressing Up; there, you will meet someone who will give you a reward for beating him in a rock paper scissors contest. Use the D-pad to select a move and hit A to confirm.

    Rounds

    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 01.png Rookietown
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 02.png The Prairie
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 03.png The Splashy Sea
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 04.png Scorpion Desert
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 05.png Pyramid
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 06.png Hiho Forest
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 07.png Tropics Town
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 08.png Rocky Mountain #1
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 09.png Rocky Mountain #2
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 10.png In the Sky
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 11.png Sky Castle

    Versions

    • In the Japanese version of the game the loser of rock paper scissors contest will have his clothes removed. This was changed in the international version, where the loser will be flattened by heavy weight. As well, some of the names were changed and color of font in main menu was altered from red to white.
    • The Japanese version also lacks the TMSS support, requiring the use of the Game Genie to play on Mega Drive consoles with it.
    • The European version of the game appears to be based on US one, with no optimization for PAL format done.
    • The South Korean version of the game does not have the Jankenpo theme.

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
    English (US) Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
    Japanese アレックスキッド 天空魔城 Alex Kidd: Tenkuu Majou
    Korean Alex Kidd: Cheongong Maseong (알렉스 키드 천공마성) Alex Kidd: Martial Sky

    Production credits

    Main article: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle/Production credits.

    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Print advert in (JP) #0: "Extra issue of Beep!" (1989-04-27)
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    Artwork

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    Mega Drive version

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    Publication Version Score
    (RU)
    98
    [19]
    (JP) NTSC-J
    40
    [20]
    (UK)
    87
    [21]
    (UK)
    85
    [22]
    (UK)
    68
    [23]
    (UK)
    68
    [24]
    (UK) PAL
    72
    [25]
    (RU)
    90
    [26]
    (UK)
    50
    [27]
    (JP) NTSC-J
    65
    [28]
    (UK)
    82
    [29]
    (FR)
    83
    [30]
    (UK) PAL
    59
    [31]
    (JP) NTSC-J
    68
    [32]
    (UK) PAL
    36
    [33]
    (UK) PAL
    39
    [34]
    (UK)
    68
    [35]
    (UK)
    68
    [36]
    (FR)
    90
    [37]
    (UK) PAL
    68
    [8]
    (UK) PAL
    50
    [38]
    (UK) PAL
    77
    [39]
    (UK) PAL
    62
    [40]
    (UK) PAL
    42
    [41]
    (JP) NTSC-J
    46
    [42]
    (RU)
    66
    [43]
    (GR) NTSC-J
    80
    [44]
    Sega Mega Drive
    67
    Based on
    27 reviews

    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

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    Technical information

    Main article: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle/Technical information.

    External links

    References

    1. File:AKitEC MD JP Box.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
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    44. User, "xxxx 1990" (GR; 1990-0x-xx), page 60


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