I've only played Alex Kidd in Miracle World over the Wii's virtual console, but I actually enjoyed the game a lot. It was nice looking for the Sega Master System, played nicely, and the rock-paper-scissors method of solving problems was funny. Alex was a pretty cool dude in that game.
This isn't a relatively new drawing actually. I did the sketch of this in like, late 2010, when I submitted this thing here: [link]
I like the old sketch so I wanted to give it another go.[link]