Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

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Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Genre: Action

Number of players:
Sega Master System
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 16)
¥? ?

Sega Master System
¥5,500 G-1347
Sega Master System
$39.95[1] 7005
Sega Master System
£24.95[2] MK-7005-50
Sega Master System
?F MK-7005-50
Sega Master System
DM ? MK-7005-50
Sega Master System
?Ptas MK-7005-50
Sega Master System
$? 7005
Sega Master System
R$? ?
Sega Master System
₩? GB-2347

Wii Virtual Console
500[3] pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
500[5] pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
500[6] pts ?

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".


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.


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.


AKtLS System16 ToyWorld.png Level 1 and 8 - Toy World
Levels 1 and 8 are represented by the zodiac signs of Aries and Scorpio, respectively.
AKtLS System16 MachineWorld.png Level 2 and 9 - Machine World
Levels 2 and 9 are represented by the zodiac signs of Taurus and Sagittarius, respectively.
AKtLS System16 WoMakeBelieve.png Level 3 and 10 - World of Make Believe
Levels 3 and 10 are represented by the zodiac signs of Gemini and Capricorn, respectively.
AKtLS System16 WaterWorld.png Level 4 and 11 - Water World
Levels 4 and 11 are represented by the zodiac signs of Cancer and Aquarius, respectively.
AKtLS System16 MonsterWorld.png Level 5 and 12 - Monster World
Levels 5 and 12 are represented by the zodiac signs of Leo and Pisces, respectively.
AKtLS System16 GiantsBody.png Level 6 and 13 - The Giant's Body
Levels 6 and 13 are represented by the zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra, respectively.
AKtLS System16 Ziggurat.png 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

Physical scans

System 16 version

System 16, World

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
98 №1988-11, p83[7]
80 №4, p90[8]
80 №1, p52Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf[9]
90 №80, p118/119[10]
72 №11, p59[11]
80 №1, p132[12]
55 №5, p88[13]
47 №4
40 №23, p55
68 №1, p19[14]
Sega Master System
Based on
10 reviews

Master System, US
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Master System, EU
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Master System, EU
"no limits" variant
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Master System, JP
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Master System, BR
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Master System, BR (newer)
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Master System, AU
Master System, KR

External links


Alex Kidd punching sprite Alex Kidd series of games
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)
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (1986)
Sega Mega Drive
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (1989)
Alex Kidd related media
Alex Kidd Complete Album (2009)