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Kid Icarus

4.6 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
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ASIN B00005AV86
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4.6 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #9,639 in videogames
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Product Dimensions 5.6 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
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By Tsanche VINE VOICE on April 20, 2008
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With the release of Super Smash Brothers Brawl, I was curious as to where exactly Pit came from. With how many games I've played, I was amazed that I'd never actually even heard of Kid Icarus. Especially because it was a very successful and popular video game in the NES days, where I began my gaming. It may be late, but I'm glad I went back and played the original Kid Icarus. Also, if anyone is interested, it has been released on the Wii's virtual console and it should only cost you 500 Wii Points to download.

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.
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Kid Icarus is one of the best Nintendo games ever created. Even though it's horribly old, it's still a challenge and has a gaming strategy that was virtually non-existent in most other NES games.
I highly recommend this game to anyone who has never played it.
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When the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in late 1985 to much critical acclaim, Kid Icarus was one of the first games to grace everyone's homes. Your hero, Pit, is responsible for taking down the evil Medusa. But in order to do so, he must progress through 4 worlds: the Underworld, the Overworld, the Skyworld, and the Palace In The Sky. Each world is divided into 4 sections (with the exception of the Palace In The Sky).

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.
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You are Icarus and have been sent to the pits of Hades... What now??? You must work your way back from Hades to the Heavens to defeat Madusa! This is an original concept featuring great mythological enemies some nice gameplay, secrets and a big challenge. You are equiped with a bow and several other items you pick up along the way to destroy Harpies, Cenetaurs and other enemies. There are four worlds, each containing two or three levels then a huge labrynth to go through.
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Kid Icarus is a classic. Pure and simple.

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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