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[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • 한국어
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥5,5005,500 G-4004
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $44.9544.95[4][5]
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    299F299[7]
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £29.9929.99[6]
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    Sega Mega Drive
    CA
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM2021KS
    Steam
    US
    $2.992.99[9] 34283
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam
    EU
    €2.492.49[9] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam
    UK
    £1.991.99[9] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam
    AU
    $3.493.49[9] 34283
    OFLC: G
    Steam Linux
    US
    $0.990.99[11] 34283
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam Linux
    EU
    €0.990.99[11] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam Linux
    UK
    £0.790.79[11] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam Linux
    AU
    $1.351.35[11] 34283
    OFLC: G
    Steam OS X
    US
    $0.990.99[11] 34283
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam OS X
    EU
    €0.990.99[11] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam OS X
    UK
    £0.790.79[11] 34283
    PEGI: 7+
    Steam OS X
    AU
    $1.351.35[11] 34283
    OFLC: G
    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    600pts600[3]
    CERO: A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800pts800[12]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800pts800[13]
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    800pts800[15]
    OFLC: G

    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.

    Rounds

    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 01.png Rookietown
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 02.png The Prairie
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 03.png The Splashy Sea
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 04.png Scorpion Desert
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 05.png Pyramid
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 06.png Hiho Forest
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 07.png Tropics Town
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 08.png Rocky Mountain #1
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 09.png Rocky Mountain #2
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 10.png In the Sky
    AlexKiddInTheEnchantedCastle Stage 11.png Sky Castle

    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 アレックスキッド 天空魔城 Alex Kidd: Tenkuu Majou
    Korean Alex Kidd: Cheongong Maseong (알렉스 키드 천공마성) Alex Kidd: Martial Sky

    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

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    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #0: "Extra issue of Beep!" (1989-04-27)

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    98
    [17]
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    40
    [18]
    Buzz! Computers (UK)
    87
    [19]
    Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
    85
    [20]
    Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
    68
    [21]
    The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
    68
    [22]
    Console XS (UK) PAL
    72
    [23]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5 (RU)
    90
    [24]
    Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
    50
    [25]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    65
    [26]
    The Games Machine (UK)
    82
    [27]
    Joystick (FR)
    83
    [28]
    Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
    59
    [29]
    Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
    68
    [30]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    36
    [31]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    39
    [32]
    MegaTech (UK)
    68
    [33]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK)
    68
    [34]
    Player One (FR)
    90
    [35]
    Raze (UK) PAL
    68
    [6]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    50
    [36]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    77
    [37]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    62
    [38]
    Sega Force (UK) PAL
    42
    [39]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    46
    [40]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    66
    [41]
    User (GR) NTSC-J
    80
    [42]
    Sega Mega Drive
    67
    Based on
    27 reviews

    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

    Mega Drive, JP
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    Manual
    Mega Drive, US
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle MD US Manual.pdf
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    Mega Drive, EU
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    Cart
    Mega Drive, PT
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU

    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle MD AU Manual.pdf
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    Mega Drive, BR
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Mega Drive, KR
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, CA
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    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

    1. File:AKitEC MD JP Box.jpg
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    4. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "May 1990" (US; 1990-0x-xx), page 38
    5. GamePro, "May 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 45
    6. 6.0 6.1 Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 59
    7. Player One, "Novembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 41
    8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 https://steamdb.info/app/34283/ (Wayback Machine: 2016-07-30 05:34)
    9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 http://steamdb.info/app/34283/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 19:56)
    10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 https://steamdb.info/app/34283/history/?changeid=5742472
    11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 http://steamdb.info/app/34283/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-04 20:31)
    12. 12.0 12.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/wSL3jqXzqn_ZeCBvMRp3x24G7adGj3-n (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-22 22:46)
    13. 13.0 13.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/alex_kidd_in_the_enchanted_castle (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-24 16:21)
    14. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Alex-Kidd-In-The-Enchanted-Castle--276181.html (archive.today)
    15. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19722&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-03-28 00:19)
    16. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/02.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:11)
    17. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 16
    18. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 71
    19. Buzz! Computers (UK) "Friday 1st February" (1991-02-01, ) (+0:00)
    20. Complete Guide to Consoles, "" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 47
    21. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 27
    22. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 44
    23. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 126
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    27. The Games Machine, "June 1989" (UK; 1989-05-18), page 18
    28. Joystick, "Octobre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 108
    29. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
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    31. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 60
    32. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 19
    33. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 76
    34. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 137
    35. Player One, "Novembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 40
    36. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 52
    37. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 18
    38. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
    39. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 25
    40. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
    41. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 11
    42. User, "xxxx 1990" (GR; 1990-0x-xx), page 60


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