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'80s Sega platformer Alex Kidd is making a comeback with Miracle World DX

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"Alex Kidd" is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of Sega characters—the kind of mostly forgotten series that will inspire Sega diehards to mutter now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time... But he's back, and despite not going on a 2D platformer adventure since 1990, Alex's knees look like they still work just fine.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a remake of the first Alex Kidd game, released on the Master System in 1986. The trailer above shows off a pretty cute pixel art makeover, as well as a "retro mode" that looks to preserve the original's much more limited graphics. It overall looks like a simpler remake than the lusciously hand-drawn Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (opens in new tab) from a few years back, but even in the one minute trailer above, I'm seriously digging the music.

Check out IGN's Summer of Gaming stream (opens in new tab) for more not-quite-E3 announcements.

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).