Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
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|Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars|
|System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Master System, Virtual Console|
|Peripherals supported: FM Sound Unit|
|Number of players:|
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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".
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 shoots and jumps, when the character is on the ground. If you are underwater, holding will make the character float, and then you can move to all eight directions; releasing makes you sink.
|Level 1 and 8 - Toy World|
|Levels 1 and 8 are represented by the zodiac signs of Aries and Scorpio, respectively.|
|Level 2 and 9 - Machine World|
|Levels 2 and 9 are represented by the zodiac signs of Taurus and Sagittarius, respectively.|
|Level 3 and 10 - World of Make Believe|
|Levels 3 and 10 are represented by the zodiac signs of Gemini and Capricorn, respectively.|
|Level 4 and 11 - Water World|
|Levels 4 and 11 are represented by the zodiac signs of Cancer and Aquarius, respectively.|
|Level 5 and 12 - Monster World|
|Levels 5 and 12 are represented by the zodiac signs of Leo and Pisces, respectively.|
|Level 6 and 13 - The Giant's Body|
|Levels 6 and 13 are represented by the zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra, respectively.|
|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.|
- Main article: Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars/Magazine articles.
System 16 version
|System 16, World|
Master System version
|Sega Retro Average|
| Based on|
|Master System, KR|
ROM dump status
- File:VG&CE US 05.pdf, page 38
- File:ACE UK 16.pdf, page 164
- https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/09.html (archived: 2018-03-05 23:18)
- http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_loststars (archived: 2009-03-04 00:47)
- http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sCiq-K3kh2ELEg9WRixR4cJ10h2xZqsN (archived: 2010-11-22 22:46)
- http://www.nintendolife.com:80/games/mastersystem/alex_kidd_the_lost_stars (archived: 2017-05-15 03:25)
- File:ASM DE 1988-11.pdf, page 66
- File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 90
- File:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf, page 52
- File:CVG UK 080.pdf, page 118
- The Games Machine, "October 1988" (UK; 1988-09-15), page 59
- File:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf, page 132
- File:PowerPlay DE 005.pdf, page 88
- File:SegaPro UK 01.pdf, page 19
|Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars|
|Alex Kidd series of games|
|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)|
|Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (1989)|
|Alex Kidd related media|
|Alex Kidd Complete Album (2009)|