When I heard the news, I quite literally jumped for joy – not only was Alex Kidd in Miracle World one of the best platform games of all time in the early 90’s, coming a close 2nd to SEGA’s other great character – Sonic the Hedgehog, but today – the news of his arrival on the Marketplace was leaked by an Xbox.com blip!
The Xbox.com page has since been removed, but NeoGaf (who refused my sign-up may I add) re-posted the content:
“Experience a blast from past with this collection of classic Sega titles! Save kingdoms, shatter time trials, and destroy evil in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Super Hang-on, and The Revenge of Shinobi! Now available on Xbox LIVE, Alex Kidd & Company have been updated with all new achievements, challenging new trial modes, and other goodies like recordable and downloadable game sessions, 3D mode in Super Hang-on, in game juke boxes, and the original Japanese dialogue!”
So, Super Hang-On and The Revenge of Shinobi will also be joining the almighty Alex Kidd, as part of a collection of titles due out on the Marketplace … but I’m going to be too busy practising my Paper Scissors Stone techniques to notice!