Alex Kidd is one of my earliest console gaming memories, and I was so obsessed with it I used to bug my parents to rent a Sega Master System for the weekend just so I could play it. So I am keeping a very close eye on the upcoming Alex Kidd in Miracle World remake.
It’s coming out in June on PC, both PlayStations and both Xboxs and the Switch. And it…looks really good? The Jan-ken-pon sections in particular look great, and when I had to look up how to spell that properly I also see that there hasn’t been a new Alex Kidd game since 1990, so I am pretty damn excited to play this.
Fun fact: I learned the word “Ziggurat” from this game.
We learn a lot of words growing up. We learn a lot of words at school. We might even learn some at college. But as expansive as our vocabularies can become through traditional means of education, let’s not forget that video games can teach us new words as well. Usually...Read more