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Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

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Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,500 G-4004
Sega Mega Drive
US
$44.95[1][2] ?
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.99[3]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
299[4]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 ?
Steam
EU
€1.99 ? ?



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
800 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800 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 as in all other Alex Kidd games. 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.

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.

Magazine articles

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

Digital manuals

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 №1990-02, p69[5]
46 №, p85[6]
85 №1, p47[7]
68 №4, p27[8]
50 №1, p17Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[9]
65 №71, [1]
82 №19, p18-19[10]
83 №9, p108[11]
59 №5, p90
39 №9, p19
68 №1, p76[12]
90 №3, p40-41[13]
68 №3, p59[3]
60 №23, p52
77 №1, p18[14]
62 №18, p64
42 №8, p25[15]
Sega Mega Drive
64
Based on
17 reviews

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

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle MD AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, KR
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Mega Drive, CA
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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 Characters
Alex Kidd | Other Characters
Alex Kidd related media
Music
Alex Kidd Complete Album (2009)