The Switch-exclusive Sega Ages series is finally ramping back up, with the Master System’s Alex Kidd in Miracle World getting slated for release in Japan later this week, as reported by Gematsu.

Originally released in Japan in 1986, and across the rest of the world in ’87, Alex Kidd in Miracle World is one of the most well-known titles starring the shaggy haired hero who was Sega’s mascot before a certain blue hedgehog came along.

This Sega Ages release adds a few new features, like the “Ages Mode”, which swaps out the original music for the FM Sound Unit equivalents. Continuing from a Game Over is also simplified, while it’s possible to rewind gameplay up to five seconds if you make a mistake. Finally, there’s new artwork at the start of important stages, and cut music is restored, making the Ages Mode a vision of the game in a more “complete” form.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World will hit the Japanese Switch eShop on February 21st. A western release has yet to be confirmed.

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