You know, the title “Kid Icarus” is pretty redundant. Thanks to his father’s subpar airframe construction standards and his own poor judgment regarding altitude and aerospace temperatures, the Icarus of myth was always a kid, because he died before reaching adulthood. In that sense, the ridiculous difficulty level of the NES game that bears his name suddenly seems totally appropriate, huh?
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Wow, this totally makes Kid Icarus seem more awesome than Retronauts made it out to be…I might actually want to get this game now (and it’ll prepare me for the new Kid Icarus on the 3DS).
I can only hope to see this game the way Alex B does someday.
Alex B and I are the president and CEO of the Kid Icarus defense force.
Hmmmm… Kid Icarus is a great game, aside from the whole getting turned into an eggplant business. But I don’t know that the Greek sources mention anything specifically about his age. Ovid didn’t really provid many details. The guy coulda been in his 40s and still living at home for all I know.
Nice to see that someone else noticed that further in, the game isn’t all that hard. It’s definitely much more challenging early on, then levels off to a quite enjoyable game after you get some breathing room.
“Released in late 1986 alongside Metroid?, the Greek mythology-inspired Kid Icarus failed to find the same success as its science fiction-themed sibling”
This is because Metroid was actually a good game and Kid Icarus wasn’t. Kid Icarus is one of those games that the only people who actually liked it were the poor kids who didn’t have any other games besides Kid Icarus! Kid Niki (blah!) was a better game. You know I’m right. It’s okay to cry. Your childhood was a lie!
That right there is some useful, insightful commentary.
“Kid Icarus is one of those games that the only people who actually liked it were the poor kids who didn’t have any other games besides Kid Icarus! Kid Niki (blah!) was a better game.” I think the solution here is obvious – combine both of those games to make Kid Nikarus : Radical Angel Ninja!
Also, want whoever designed the eggplant wizard “to be raped by a walrus”.
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