Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega Master System)

Mike Matei / June 27th, 2016

Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega Master System) James & Mike Mondays


  • RosieMBanks

    June 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Looks like a rice ball that he’s eating at 2:41.

  • June 27, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Looks like it was made in MS Paint. Gees. I know it’s old, but there are plenty of games from 1986 that look WAY better than this.

    • June 27, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      To add to my comment, the getting up to pause thing actually makes more sense to me than having it on the controller because I’d say the most common reason to pause would be a bathroom break and you’d need to get up for that.

      Though having to keep getting up to check your money is horrible game design.

  • June 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    The title makes me think of Keith Courage in Alpha Zones.

  • June 27, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    This should’ve been an AGVN episode

  • June 27, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I imagine the reason that the cords are so short is because Japanese homes tend to have much smaller cubic feet per room and the family often sits on the floor atop tatami mats.

    Also that little triangle thing with the black square is a Japanese rice ball. Om nom nom! ^_^

    Because Japan.

  • AdmiralJ

    June 27, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Please do WONDER BOY IN MONSTER LAND! That was my favorite Master System game. You’ll still need to press the pause button to check your inventory, but the game is classic!

    • call me squinky

      June 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Wow, thanks. One of my favourite Megadrive games was Wonder Boy in Monster World, but I never revisited it since moving on in consoles. After checking out your comment, I now know it was a whole series of games. Definitely have to give them all a try.

  • Zorg

    June 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Mike, James, u guys ever heard or play YENO system? I think it was back in 83 or 84 just before the NES, I had that console man it was shitty but somehow not bad

  • June 27, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Vectrex had a game built in: Mine Storm. Turn on the console without a game to start it.

  • June 27, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    That´s what the kid eats:
    Japanese rice ball.
    Btw: It´s not 800 Dollar, it´s Yen.
    Lol, I´m such a wisenheimer. 😉

  • Alpenjodler

    June 27, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    the stuff he’s eating is a Japanese rice cake called onigiri

    And the pause button is on the system, there you can also use your items and see how much moneys you have.

  • June 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I’m surprised no one else mentioned this yet.

    There is a problem with this video, the game audio is not in sync with the video at the most of the early parts!

  • June 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    i ve got a master saystem one and its inbuild game was alex kidd in miracle world. i got my master system in 1989. greez

  • BlingTricka

    June 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    U.N. Squadron!!!

  • TamLin

    June 28, 2016 at 12:43 am

    The maddening thing about the Pause button is that it’s right next to the Reset button, and they look EXACTLY alike. Do the math on how many times I flushed a long-running game by slipping and pushing the wrong one.

  • June 28, 2016 at 4:06 am

    The European version of the Master System II had Alex Kidd as integrated game. In this version the kid eats burgers instead of these Japanese rice things.

  • June 28, 2016 at 7:09 am

    I used to kill Merman using this Trick

  • Mikael Goyette

    June 28, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Wanna know a good game for the Master System? Herzog Zwei, one of the oldest RTS around. If you like Transformers, you should get a kick out of it and the music is really darn good.

  • Scott Mclaughlin

    June 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm


  • June 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Totally looks like an onigiri. Ironically, the version I remember playing (European) had Alex eating a hamburger instead.

  • June 28, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    ok game i would like james and mike take on the 2 games gi joe games for the nes

  • cee dub

    June 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Silly James,that’s clearly a jelly-filled doughnut.

  • danblukk

    June 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I alwasy considered The Master System superior to the Nes, the graphics were much better. Here in the UK everyone had a Master System. I was the only one with a Nes.

  • Paulballsftw

    June 28, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    In my town everyone almost had a Nintendo but there was like one or two that had a Sega. The ones who had Sega were always by themselves trying to pretend Sega was better and it was just funny cause the people with Nintendo were always enjoying their games and getting excited while talking about games and trading. I felt bad for the people who had Sega but I do think every now and then there was some cool games that Sega got but it just wasn’t enough to make me want to get one. I would just play it over someones house who had one. I am like James though when playing a game that I am not familiar with and don’t have old memories of I would be so bored trying to play it having aweful graphics.

  • June 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Would you believe me if I told you that the Master System is still sold in Brazil? A more “modern” version anyway, with 132 games built-in (and no cartridge slot…)
    Here it is:

    • June 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Just adding that it is not a clone, TecToy is the official Sega representative in Brazil since the original Master System.

  • Otis

    June 29, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    it’s onigiri or riceball

  • Sobeck

    June 30, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    You can use the blue ring in the pause menu to shoot fire with your fist, like the fireball from mario…It make the game finishable and a little easier.

  • July 13, 2016 at 2:37 am

    White triangle is supposed to be some sort of sushi or rice cake… In the PAL version in the UK, it’s a hamburger

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