Kid Icarus

a.k.a. Kid Icarus: Angel Land Story / 꼬마 이카루스

created and published by Nintendo in 1987-07, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: platformer, shooter
genre: Fantasy, Run and Gun
series: Kid Icarus
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.6/5

Personal review

Half a year after Nintendo released Kid Icarus in Japan for the Famicom Disk System, they brought the game to the west for the NES. The game is of course nearly the same as the Famicom Disk Version with a few differences. Instead of saving your game on disk a password system was implemented. The NES version als features weaker sound effects and the last shooting-type level a bit more convenient control-wise. The rest from the Famicom Disk System version also applies to the NES version. It is a quality-wise good game, a mixture of Super Mario Bros., Zelda 2 and Metroid with nice graphics and music but overly high difficulty level.

# 2010-09-17 16:15:45

Official description

In a time when men and gods lived in harmony, the kingdom of Angel Land was ruled by two goddesses: Palutena, the Goddess of Light, and Medusa, the Goddess of Darkness. Unlike Palutena, Medusa despised all humans and enjoyed destroying their crops and turning them into stone. One day, Palutena decided to punish the evil Medusa and banished her after turning her into a hideous monster. But Medusa would not go without a fight. She created an army of monsters and evil spirits and captured Palutena. Players play as Pit, a young angel trapped in the Underworld, and Palutena's only hope. They use a magical bow to retrieve the Sacred Treasures, defeat Medusa and restore peace to Angel Land.
# 2007-02-15 01:07:43 - official description

Technical specs

additional hardware: NES Classic,
display: raster

Editor note

This game was released alongside Metroid. They share similar graphics and even have a crossover character. Both games were also the first to use a password feature. The game was made in 1986 by Nintendo.
# 2006

Authors / Staff

management

G.Yokoi (producer)
S.Okada (director)

design

Makorin (title design)

writer

Inusawa (story)

coding

Ban Ban (programmer)
Togaway (programmer)
Yoshikawa (programmer)

graphics

Mr. Haigo (art design)

audio

Hip Tanaka (sound)

other

Hatobo (assistant)
Hyakkan (assistant)
Kehiroji (assistant)
Kenji (assistant)
Massao.Y (assistant)
Shikao.S (assistant)
Taro (character)

External reviews (4) - average: 76.3% - median: 70%

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Génération 4 (1-82)fr61988-1195/10095%
IGN2007*7/1070%
Power Playde11987-1170/10070%
Tilt 39-113fr501988-0114/2070%

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