Number 18 on the list of Greatest Retro Power Ups is Alex Kidd In Miracle World with the “Motorbike” Power Up. Vrooom Vroooooooom. Have any suggestions for your favourite Power Up? Comment below!
This 8-bit platformer was created in 1986 by SEGA for the SEGA Master System, the motorbike power up was one of the things that made it stand out against the likes of Super Mario Bros. Who cares about lobbing fireballs and growing huge, Alex could ride a Motorbike, a Speedboat and fly a Helicopter! Waaay cooler.
These vehicle sections of the game also highlighted SEGA’s intention to speed up the game genre way before Sonic the Hedgehog.
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