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For the incarnation of this character in the Archie Comics, see Alex Kidd (Archie).

Alex Kidd was Sega's previous mascot until the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis reached fame and Sonic the Hedgehog replaced him. Alex Kidd's most prominent features are his large pointed ears, red jumpsuit and enormous sideburns.

Hailing from the Planet Aries, he is trained in the martial art of Shellcore, which enables one to alter the size and toughness of their hands through sheer willpower, and break objects as strong as solid rock with their fists alone. Whilst he initially lived alone as an orphan on Mount Eternal, he learns from a dying man that he is in fact a lost member of the Radaxian Royal Family, son of King Sander Radaxian and brother of Prince Igul, the latter of whom had been kidnapped along with his fiancé, Princess Lora, by an usurper known as Janken the Great.

As a result, Alex Kidd set out on a journey to restore the kingdom, discover the whereabouts of his father, rescue his brother, and put an end to Janken's uprising. After he succeeds, Prince Igul is crowned King of Radaxian, and Alex Kidd, with his martial arts, is granted the position of Defender of the City. However, he eventually sets out on another journey later on to search for his missing father.

Game appearances


Alex Kidd being forgotten because of Sonic.

Segagaga is a Dreamcast game where the player gets to take control of Sega to help it win the video game war. Naturally, this was before they bowed out of the console race back in 2001. At one point, the player runs into Alex Kidd, who relates his tragic story of how he used to be the mascot of Sega, but was demoted in favor of Sonic the Hedgehog. Instead of starring in video games, he is now forced to work retail at one of Sega's shops. This is a sad yet comical look at Alex Kidd.

Sega All-Stars series

Sega Superstars Tennis

Alex Kidd appears in this game as an unlockable, playable character. This game marks his first playable 3-D appearance.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Alex Kidd is a playable character in the multi-platform racer Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. He rides a red motorcycle named "Sukopako". For his All-Star move, he hops into a pedal-powered gyro-copter named the "Peticopter", allowing him to fly and shoot damaging projectiles at opponents.

Character Series Vehicle All-Star Move All-Star Move icon
Alex Kidd Alex Kidd Sukopako Motorcycle Hops into the Peticopter, allowing him to shoot damaging projectiles at opponents.


Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Alex Kidd is an unlockable character that is available in the console versions when the system's clock reads any time after 25 December 2012. Because the Steam and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game were released after this date, they have Alex Kidd available from the start. His traditional red and yellow jumpsuit is replaced with a Santa Claus outfit (consisting of Santa's traditional coat, boots, gloves and belt, but without the hat) to reflect his status as a Christmas bonus. His All-Star Move involves "Rock, Paper, Scissors" firing two gigantic hands out from the sides of his vehicle, hitting adjacent racers.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate

In Sonic Colors: Ultimate, Alex Kidd makes a cameo appearance as one of the many optional profile icons available in the Customize menu.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Alex Kidd (Archie)

Alex Kidd, from Sonic Universe #78.

In the Archie Comics, Alex Kidd appeared during the Worlds Unite crossover where he and Stella joined Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man's Unified Army to stop Sigma's conquest of the Multiverse.


  • Alex Kidd seems to have some monkey-like features, having large ears and hands, as well as having thick brown hair with prominent sideburns. This is because he is predominantly based on Sun Wukong, the main protagonist of the Chinese folk tale Journey to the West.


External links

  • Alex Kidd at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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