Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

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Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Master System
FM Sound Unit
Genre: Action

















Number of players:
Arcade
1-2,
Sega Master System
1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 16)
JP
¥? ?























Sega Master System
JP
¥5,500 G-1347
Sega Master System
US
$39.95[2] 7005
Sega Master System
UK
£24.95[4] MK-7005-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-7005-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-7005-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-7005-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? 7005
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB-2347



Wii Virtual Console
JP
500pts500[6]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
500pts500[7]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
500pts500[8]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
600pts600[10]
OFLC: G

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Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (アレックスキッド ザ・ロストスターズ) is an arcade platform game developed by Sega for the Sega System 16, and later ported to the Sega Master System. The Master System version was made available on the Wii Virtual Console in 2009.

The player assumes the role of Alex, and in the arcade version, the second player controls Stella in co-op mode. The game consists of six levels, each with a miracle ball to collect at the end of it. Once complete, the levels are repeated in a second "loop".

Story

After saving planet Aries from Janken the Great, in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Alex decides to explore the mysteries of Miracle World, until he discovers that the twelve stars of the Aries Constellation were stolen from the sky.

He meets Daleda, an ancient wizard, at the top of Mount Eternal to learn that Ziggarat had stolen the same stars over five thousands years ago, and Halifax Kidd, Alex's ancestor, journeyed beyond the realm of space and time to defeat Ziggarat and return the stars to the sky.

Now, Ziggarat is back and Alex must follow Halifax's footsteps to save the Aries Constellation once again.

Gameplay

The System 16 version features a button for jumping and another for shooting. In the Master System version 1 shoots and 2 jumps, when the character is on the ground. If you are underwater, holding 2 will make the character float, and then you can move to all eight directions; releasing 2 makes you sink.

Levels

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Level 1 and 8 - Toy World
Levels 1 and 8 are represented by the zodiac signs of Aries and Scorpio, respectively.
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Level 2 and 9 - Machine World
Levels 2 and 9 are represented by the zodiac signs of Taurus and Sagittarius, respectively.
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Level 3 and 10 - World of Make Believe
Levels 3 and 10 are represented by the zodiac signs of Gemini and Capricorn, respectively.
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Level 4 and 11 - Water World
Levels 4 and 11 are represented by the zodiac signs of Cancer and Aquarius, respectively.
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Level 5 and 12 - Monster World
Levels 5 and 12 are represented by the zodiac signs of Leo and Pisces, respectively.
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Level 6 and 13 - The Giant's Body
Levels 6 and 13 are represented by the zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra, respectively.
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Level 7 and 14 - The Shrine of Ziggurat
Levels 7 and 14 are in the outer space, and are not represented by zodiac signs. In these levels there is reduced gravity, so your jumps are about twice as long as the usual.

Magazine articles

Main article: Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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System 16 JP flyer
Master System JP TV advert

Physical scans

System 16 version

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Instuction card(s)

Master System version

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
82
[11]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
80
[12]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
80
[13]
Console XS (UK) PAL
79
[14]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
90
[15]
The Games Machine (UK)
72
[16]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
80
[17]
Power Play (DE)
55
[18]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
47
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[20]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
68
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
79
[22]
Sega Master System
70
Based on
12 reviews
Master System, US
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Cover
Alexkiddloststars sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Alex Kidd The Lost Stars SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
"No Limits" variant
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Cover
Master System, GR (Zegetron)
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Cover
AlexKiddTheLostStars SMS EU cart.jpg
Cart
Alex Kidd The Lost Stars SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, GR (Zegetron)
"No Limits" variant
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Cover
Master System, JP
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Cover
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Cart
AlexKiddLostStarsSMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
AlexKiddTheLostStars SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
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Cart
AKtLS SMS BR Cardboard Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (newer)
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Cover
AlexKiddTheLostStarsSMSBRCartridge.jpg
Cart
AKtLS SMS BR Cardboard Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
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Cover
AKtLS SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
AlexKiddTheLostStarsSMSAUManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, KR

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 C13896D5
MD5 EA50DCDD1241667F32D39D606A9F7083
SHA-1 6DBF2684C3DFEA7442D0B40A9FF7C8B8FC9B1B98
256kB Cartridge

External links

References

  1. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 83 (81)
  2. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "June 1989" (US; 1989-xx-xx), page 38
  3. Computer Entertainer, "July 1988" (US; 1988-07-15), page 13
  4. ACE, "January 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 164
  5. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/09.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:18)
  6. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_loststars (Wayback Machine: 2009-03-04 00:47)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sCiq-K3kh2ELEg9WRixR4cJ10h2xZqsN (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-22 22:46)
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.nintendolife.com:80/games/mastersystem/alex_kidd_the_lost_stars (Wayback Machine: 2017-05-15 03:25)
  9. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Alex-Kidd-The-Lost-Stars--276192.html (archive.today)
  10. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=42&prod_id=19895&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 03:28)
  11. Aktueller Software Markt, "November 1988" (DE; 1988-10-21), page 83
  12. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 90
  13. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 52
  14. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 137
  15. Computer & Video Games, "June 1988" (UK; 1988-05-15), page 119
  16. The Games Machine, "October 1988" (UK; 1988-09-15), page 59
  17. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 132
  18. Power Play, "Ausgabe 5" (DE; 1988-05-24), page 88
  19. S: The Sega Magazine, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-01), page 30
  20. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 55
  21. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 19
  22. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 70


Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
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Sega Master System
Alex Kidd in Miracle World (1986) | Alex Kidd BMX Trial (1987) | Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (1988) | Alex Kidd: High-Tech World (1989) | Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (1990)
Arcade
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (1986)
Sega Mega Drive
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (1989)
Nintendo Switch
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Music
Alex Kidd Complete Album (2009)
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