Alex Kidd The Lost Stars for the Master System was released by Sega in 1988, and it was ported from Sega's arcade 1986. It is the second game character in Master System. Unfortunately it is very different from the first, the Alex Kidd in Miracle World.
The game is cute and colorful. But the mechanics completely changed. Alex Kidd no longer has the ability to punch opponents, now he is confined to divert them. When touching an enemy or suffers any damage that releases a squeal scanned quickly becomes annoying.
Forget the bike, Forget the helicopter, Forget Janken-po. None of this is present in the Alex Kidd The Lost Stars. But at least there is a phase in water.
On Alex Kidd The Lost Stars, Alex Kidd has a time bar. It decreases as time passes, of course, but also decreases when Alex Kidd takes damage, in other words, it also acts as an energy bar. If time runs out the game is over, there is only one life, but at least they are unlimited continues.
The game is not all bad. You can even have fun with it. But who expected something along the lines of the Alex Kidd in Miracle World certainly disappoints. The game has 2 Cloud, ironically double its predecessor.
Alex Kidd The Lost Stars It was released by Tec Toy in Brazil 1991. He was not available at the video store I frequented, so that I could only play it for the first time when I had contact with emulators, there in mid- 1997. Its Brazilian cover can be seen below, as extracted from the Tec Toy Wiki:
The game's story appears in the rear box, as follows:
Alex Kidd is back for another incredible adventure. When danger threatens the world of Aries, our hero is only able to accept this challenge. Malignant Jigaratt stole the stars of the constellation Aries. The sky of the city of Radactian is cold and dark. Only someone very special to bring them back… Alex Kidd!
And now my main contribution to the community: the flyer that Tec Toy sent me with the tips of Alex Kidd The Lost Stars there in years 90, time of late Master Club. I have asked the tips in this game after seeing him in the catalog that came with the console, even though I never played. The idea was to have already tips for when he had access to the game.
The booklet follows the traditional format, with a single sheet of continuous form, with matrix printing. But the content of the leaflets differs from other games I've shown. No fact sheet, no plot, but there is a greeting “dear little friend”. There is just a hint that we should take the letters that go to help, and the function of each: J jumps to increase, S gives shots, and SC increases “Your lives” (in fact time).
Check out the brochure Tec Toy with the tips of Alex Kidd The Lost Stars Digitized:
To complete, I did a little video demonstrating the Alex Kidd The Lost Stars. It must have been the first time I picked up this game to play out of emulators, and the first time I had the patience to get the hang of and past the first round.
The equipment used for these catches were:
- Elgato - Game Capture HD60 - For capturing video in digital format and Full HD 60fps.
- Analogue Mega Sg - Mega Drive in FPGA, with HDMI 1080 p (Full HD), that also runs Master System games, the Game Gear, the SG-1000 and the ColecoVision.