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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:
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • 한국어
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥5,500 G-4004
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $44.95[2][3] ?
    Sega Mega Drive
    CA
    $? ?
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £29.99[4]
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    299[5]F
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM ?
    Sega Mega Drive
    ES
    ?Ptas
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $? ?
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    R$?
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    ₩? GM2021KS



    Steam
    US
    $2.99[6] 34283
    Steam
    EU
    €2.49[6] 34283
    Steam
    UK
    £1.99[6] 34283
    Steam
    AU
    $3.49[6] 34283



    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    ¥600[1] pts ?
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    $800[9] pts ?
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    €800[10] pts ?



    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.

    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 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 Alex Kidd: Tenkuu Majou (アレックスキッド 天空魔城)

    Staff

    As the game does not have a staff roll, the identities of people who worked on the game are collected through information given in interviews. Please expand this with any findings and evidence.

    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

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

    Promotional material

    BeepMD JP 00.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP)No results # ()

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    40 №1990-02, p69[11]
    46 №, p85[12]
    85 №1, p47[13]
    68 №4, p27[14]
    50 №1, p17Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[15]
    65 №71, [1]
    82 №19, p18-19[16]
    83 №9, p108[17]
    59 №5, p90
    39 №9, p19
    68 №1, p76[18]
    90 №3, p40-41[19]
    68 №3, p59[4]
    60 №23, p52
    77 №1, p18[20]
    62 №18, p64
    42 №8, p25[21]
    Sega Mega Drive
    64
    Based on
    17 reviews

    Mega Drive, US
    AKitEC MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    AKitEC MD US Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle MD US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, EU
    AKitEC MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    AKitEC MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, JP
    AKitEC MD JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    AlexKiddEC MD JP CartTop.jpg
    AlexKiddEC MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Alexkidd md jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, AU

    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle MD AU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, BR
    AKitEC MD BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    AKitEC MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, KR
    AKitEC MD KR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, CA
    AKitEC MD CA Box.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, SE (rental)

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 47dba0ac
    MD5 6dee3627fa7a28267efd07c51a467ad6
    SHA-1 bbb204c1eb5ca1b6d180c32722955b2c39d2c17b
    256kB 1989-02 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 8a5ed856
    MD5 fdfc9df027de832b93d6f88e8bb2f819
    SHA-1 0bd83099edd3938a0f127ed399cb01046e36ac32
    256kB 1988-12 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 c3a52529
    MD5 7945e04cf746a8ddfd58446517070272
    SHA-1 fd033ad9bd60d57adf52fa8cd0c1a5968d083f46
    256kB 1989-11 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 778a0f00
    MD5 cdcabca95b071e06eb278f67d700557c
    SHA-1 b7e96b33ab1715fe265ed0de81a26dde969698d5
    256kB 1989-11 Cartridge (EU) Different header.
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 5b0678fb
    MD5 088bdda3f56e794f06c02eeea1c033b6
    SHA-1 aa9f686045fe83ee5f86640e5a711f80cad16b1e
    256kB 1989-11 Cartridge (KR)

    External links

    References


    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)
    Arcade
    Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (1986)
    Sega Mega Drive
    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (1989)
    Alex Kidd related media
    Music
    Alex Kidd Complete Album (2009)