Alex Kidd: High-Tech World

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Alex Kidd: High-Tech World
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
5116
Sega Master System
EU
5116
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[4] 5116
Sega Master System
GR
Sega Master System
AU
FALE03SEC
Sega Master System
BR
023020

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Alex Kidd: High-Tech World is a re-branded version of Anmitsu Hime, and was released to western audiences for the Sega Master System in 1989.

Story

Alex Kidd, Prince of Radaxian, hears from his friend Paul that a new arcade called "High-Tech World" filled with newsest Arcade games from Sega, opened nearby. However the map showing the location of the arcade was torn to eight pieces and Alex must find all pieces and reach the High-Tech World before the closing time of 17:00PM. Game starts at 9:00AM.

It is not unknown why Alex lives in a distincly feudal-era Japanese castle or why he has a completely different looking family members wearing 16th century Japanese attire despite having Anglo-American names.

Levels

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The Castle (Hunt for the Map Pieces)
You must find eight map pieces before 17:00PM
  • 1st Piece: From where you start, (5th floor) Go to Alex's parents' room. Alex's dad will give you a map piece but it is a fake. Go back and ask again he will give you the real one.
  • 2nd Piece: Go down the 4th floor and speak to James. He will tell you to take a test with Mary, your teacher. Go down the 3rd floor and find Mary's room, right next to the broken stairs. Answers to the test are: Tokyo, Vicel, 450, Athens, 5050, 206, 50, Lira, Mozart and 5.
  • 3rd Piece: Go back up to the 4th floor and talk to James again. He will give you a burnt piece. Do not take it. Go down to 3rd floor again and find the phone. Call Rockwell (123-4321) Then go down all the way to the first floor and wait for Rockwell by going in and out of the room. He will show up after 30 minutes. He will give you a chemical that will recovers burnt paper (???). Go back to James and take the piece.
  • 4th Piece: Go back to the first floor and go left until you find the kitchen. Check the jar in on the farthest left. 4th piece is inside. Also take the cloth from the bigger jar.
  • 5th Piece: In the first floor, find the room with 6 female servants. You are going to have to guess their names in order. Correct order: Linda, Betty, Janet, Cindy, Susie, Kate.
  • 6th Piece: Go to third floor and go to the leftmost screen. Climb up the stairs and check the blue jar. You will find a miniature ladder (???). Go back down to third floor and find the screen with a clock. Press up under the clock and Alex will use the ladder to fix it.
  • 7th Piece: Go to fourth floor and find John in the Library. He will tell you Barbara had a piece of the map. Go back down to second floor and find Barbara's room. (Second to the last room to the right) Talk to Barbara then go back to John.
  • 8th Piece: Go to the room left of Barbara's room. You will see Tom and Mark. Keep talking to them until they give you the final piece.
  • Leaving the castle: Go to the fourth floor and go all the way to the right. Climb up the ladder and check the jar for a key. Go back down to the fourth floor and move all the way to the left. Climb up the ladder then climb the second ladder. You will be in a room with a safe. Open the safe with the key and take the Hang-Glider. Climb down the fifth floor and move right to the rope bridge. Alex will open up the glider and leave the castle.

Password: LgqaBOqMSa

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Ninja Forest
A platforming style level. Alex can defend himself from the ninjas by throwing ninja stars but any hit will knock him down and end the game. Also, stay clear from the water. Don't bother picking up gold pieces. They are useless.

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Village
Don't bother purchasing anything as none of the items in this part of the game will help you getting through the checkpoint. Only clue you will ever get will be given by the fortune teller if you pay 100 gold and pick the "Wind" option: "Believe in the gods, and they will show the correct path." Go to the shrine right next to him (with read entrance) move to the altar. Pray 100 times. God will appear and give you the travel pass. Go all the way to the right and talk to the border guard. He will let you pass.

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Path to the High-Tech World
Another platforming level. This time, in addition to the ninjas, you will have to face snakes and flying squirrels.

Things to avoid

Castle

  • Do not enter Alex's parents' room again after getting the real map piece. Alex's mother will get angry and send Alex to his room.
  • In the fourth floor, do not go down from the ladder in the rightmost part. It is broken.
  • Do not touch the burnt map piece given to you by James before finding Rockwell.
  • Do not wear the suit of armor you will find in the second floor.

Village

  • Do not take the pistol you will find in one of the stores. Checkpoint guard will arrest you after frisking you for contraband.
  • Do not eat more than 3 hotdogs from the vendor. Alex will go down with a stomach ache.
  • Do not bother the guard in the middle of the village. He will arrest if you keep talking to him.
  • Do not waste time trying to forge a travel pass. (Purchase "How to Print Transit Passes from the Bookstore for 200GP, then purchase "Printing Press" from the Antiques for 100GP. Then go to the small building right of the Hotdog vendor. A guy with Italian accent will forge a pass for you for 50GP.) Guard will notice and then arrest you.

Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Alex Kidd: High-Tech World/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #96: "November 1989" (1989-10-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #26: "November 1989" (1989-10-xx)[6]

Photo gallery

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Ação Games (BR)
58
[7]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
69
[8]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
76
[9]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
76
[10]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
76
[11]
Console XS (UK) PAL
54
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
65
[13]
The Games Machine (UK)
76
[14]
Joystick (FR) PAL
74
[15]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
76
[16]
Power Play (DE)
63
[17]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
55
[18]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[19]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
58
[20]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
54
[21]
Zero (UK)
71
[22]
Sega Master System
64
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16 reviews

Alex Kidd: High-Tech World

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
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CRC32 013c0a94
MD5 0f6ebfa2b24bb99dbea1142312fd33c9
SHA-1 2d0a581da1c787b1407fb1cfefd0571e37899978
128kB Cartridge (EU/US)

References


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