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Kid Icarus is about Pit. He's on a quest to save the world from the evil demon Medusa who is plotting to kill all the mortals. Just like every NES game, the story is simple and straight forward. Kid Icarus has a lot of great gameplay elements to it as well. Imagine if Mario and Zelda were combined to make the perfect game and that's pretty much what Kid Icarus is. The levels are side scrolling levels very much like Mario, but you can also go into doors and purchase items like in Zelda.
There are four worlds in Kid Icarus. You'll go through the basic levels in Mario fashion. Starting with level 1-1. You'll then have to explore a labyrinth to get to the world's final boss. Each labyrinth is a maze of sorts and at the end you'll fight a boss.
The levels themselves are fairly well designed, most of them looking as though they should've been in Metroid to begin with. You'll have enemies coming at you left and right ready to take you on and all you'll be able to do is blast them with arrows. There are shops scattered throughout the levels as well where you'll be able to purchase upgrades and other items for Pit.
Kid Icarus may be short but it is most certainly not easy.Read more ›
I highly recommend this game to anyone who has never played it.
As you begin the game in the vertical-scrolling Underworld, Pit will need to explore every open door with the many surprises that await him. There's the Enemy Room, the Treasure Room (you can earn a credit card if you shoot all of the treasure bags that don't contain the Reaper), the Training Room (this allows Pit to acquire 3 special weapons: the Fire Arrow, the Holly Bow, and the duo Protective Crystals), 2 different Shopkeeper's Rooms (you can purchase the Hammer, Water Of Life, Barrel, Glass Of Wine, or Angel Wing), the God's Room (he'll upgrade your Arrow if you've killed enough enemies), and the Hot Springs room (which can refill Pit's Life Meter). Furthermore, the more points that you rack up at the end of every level, the sooner that Pit's life bar will expand (to a maximum of 5).
By the time that you reach Stage 1-4, you will encounter many moore booby traps, and you will need to acquire the Check Sheet (or Map), Pencil and Torch to make it through to the boss. But watch out for the Eggplant Wizard -- he'll turn Pit into an eggplant, and he'll need the Hospital's help to become normal again! After you defeat a particular boss, Pit will acquire one of the three Sacred Treasures.Read more ›
The controls are elemental: jump and shoot. Enemies come at you in defined patterns from all over the screen; you dodge and weave between them, blast them, and increase your score and fatten your wallet. Shopkeepers lurk in chambers to relieve you of money in exchange for protective talismans and tools. Other chambers may hold secret treasures, tests of courage, or nests of sentient flesh-eating Groucho glasses.
Did I mention this game was also extremely quirky?
Kid Icarus features four worlds, alternating between vertical-scrolling stages with an emphasis on accurate jumping, horizontal-scrolling stages with an emphasis on combat, and mazelike fortresses guarded by huge monsters. As you pass through on your quest to free Athena -- err, "Palutena" -- from the wicked Medusa, you will be repeatedly tested by other gods. Passing their challenges is the fastest way to increase your power.
A surprisingly deep game, able to be played casually (with a bit of reliance on luck) or with close attention to its deeper mysteries.
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Probably one of the best NES games out there. Incredibly fun platformer.Published 29 days ago by François
The game came pretty dirty, but once I cleaned it up it worked perfectly. Thank you for the quick shipment!Published 4 months ago by Brittney M.
The game works good. I would recommend people to buy games like this from amazon.Published 6 months ago by William Sibert