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ESRB Rates Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Blaster Master For Virtual Console

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The Wii Virtual Console is due to get a double dose of 8-bit adventure soon, as the ESRB has rated Sega Master System spin-off Alex Kidd in Shinobi World and NES classic Blaster Master for Nintendo's service.


Alex Kidd in Shinobi World was, sadly, the last game in the Alex Kidd series to be released, a title that originally began its existence as Kid Shinobi before Sega opted to capitalize on its largely forgotten mascot. My favorite Alex Kidd in Shinobi World trivia morsel is the game's original first boss, Mari-Oh, a mustachioed parody of the fireball tossing Shinobi boss Ken-Oh. Sega chose not release the game with Mari-Oh in his more recognizable, legal troubling form.

And, as was confirmed already by the recently revitalized Sunsoft, hybrid adventure Blaster Master is coming to the Wii's Virtual Console, as doubly confirmed by the ESRB. When? Some time in December.

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alex kidd in shinobi world is arguably the best game in the series (only possibly bested by miracle world). i wish sega had continued making alex kidd games.. sure some of them were bad, but when they were good they were good.

i mean, after mario replaced donkey kong.. we still had gems like donkey kong country and jungle beat.