Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
You're Alex Kidd, the crown prince of the planet Radacitian. You are known by various titles; such as hero, allround radical dude and the little guy with big ears! But when all this hero stuff is said and done, you are still a kidd at heart.
Thats why you got all excited when your sometimes friend Paul told you about the wildest new video arcade, High-Tech World. It wasnt to far away just through the forest and past the village. After Paul told you about the mew games and cool stuff there, he mentioned something about a map with guaranteed directions. The problem was, the map had been torn ut into eight pieces and hidden in different parts of the castle! Who did it? Paul of course. He is sometimes a very big rat!
What the heck its just another challange for the kidd! You must find the eight pieces of the map, get through the forest, find a travel pass and get through the village to the arcade before it closes at 17:00 (5:00 p.m.). What? Its 9.00 a.m. now? Time to jam! Get started now cause every minute counts!
The Alex Kidd: High-Tech World game takes place in two diffrent formats: Adventure Scenes and Action Scenes. The Control Pad works diffrently for each type of scene.
Castle and Village
The object of Alex Kidd: High-Tech World is to get to the High-Tech World arcade before it closes at 17:00 (5:00 p.m.). To do this you must accomplish three tasks:
You begin the game with one life. If this life is lost, the game ends. You can lose the life in the castle or town by misadventure.
A life can be lost in the forest if you are hit by ninja shuriken or fall into the water.
The game automatically ends when the timer reaches 17:00 (5:00 p.m.).
But If you make it out of the castle, you can continue the game at the beginning of the area in which the life was lost by selecting RESUME.
There are two ways to start the game: starting from the beginning and starting by using a password. The options are presented when you press either Button 1 or Button 2 during the title screen.
Make your selection with the D-button and press Button 2 to confirm.
Note: When the game ends in the forest or in town, the following screen will display the START/RESUME selection. Choosing RESUME without first powering down the game will place you at the beginning of the forest scene without having to enter the password
You receive a password when you exit the castle. To use the password to get back into the game, select RESUME A GAME and press Button 2. You will then see the password Entry scene
Use the D-button to select the appropriate symbols by moving UP, DOWN, LEFT or RIGHT. Press Button 2 to enter them, or press Button 1 to cancel symbols. If the password you entered is not correct, you will get the message "WRONG" and you will be returned to the starting screen. If this happens check your password before reentering.
When the password is entered correctly, the game will restart at the beginning of the forest.
In the castle you must find the eight pieces to the map Alex needs to get to the arcade. The pieces are scattered all over the castle in the most unlikely places.
To find the map, get information by talking with the people you see in the castle. Often they will give you clues!
Remember the game will end if you get trapped by the little tricks every castle contains!
When in the castle, press Button 1 to call up the map screen. The map screen gives you important information about your progress in the game.
In the castle you must climb up and down stairs and ladders, and enter rooms.
Note: The clock advances five minutes every time you enter a room.
When you enter a room, you will see a message at the bottom of the screen. Press Button 2 to advance the message or to continue conversations with people in the room.
If you want to know more information about something you see in a room or hallway, move Alex front of the object and press the D-button UP. Read the message at the bottom of the screen and use the D-Button to select options as necessary.
Even Crown Princes have to go to school! Mary the governess is also the castle schoolteacher. And surprise today is the day of a big test! Use the D-Button to select what you think are the right answers in this multiple choice and use Button 2 to confirm them. If you get them right, maybe Mary will help you! If not lets just say that Mary can be a hard teacher!
After the castle, Alex must make his way through the forest to the town. The forest is filled with blue Ninjas all waiting to take a shot at Alex with their throwing stars!
If Alex is touched by a Ninja or hit by their throwing stars, the game ends. But Alex has the power to fight back. No prince in his right mind travels through Ninja infested wood without his own Throwing stars! Press Button 1to throw the stars, and Button 2 to jump.
There are many Gold Point coins scattered throughout the forest. Collect the coins by touching them with Alex. The more coins you have, the more things you will be able to buy in town.
In order to get to the town where high-tech world is, you need a Travel Pass. You can get it in the Village if you're smart enough to find it!
As you talk with the village people, make purchases and sell goods, youll get clues on how to get a Travel Pass.
If you get close enough to people in the shops, you'll be able to talk to them. To select merchandise, use the D-button. Confirm your purchases with Button 2.
In town, you can keep track of your possessions by pressing Button 1. Pressing Button 1 again will return you to the game.
Note: As with the castle, entering shops and doorways will advance the clock 5 minutes.
If you make it through the checkpoint, youve won the game! But you cant get through unless you have a Travel Pass.