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  • Summary: 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. Collapse
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  1. Oct 30, 2013
    7
    It gets hard by the time you reach the second level and some enemies are very annoying. But Kid Icarus has something about it that I just really enjoy. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2011
    6
    One of the earliest NES games can be found on Virtual Console, and it's a wonder this franchise didn't spawn more titles. So much potential! Perhaps the forthcoming (at this writing) Kid Icarus: Uprising will be a worthy successor. As for the original, it's not for the faint of heart: this game is HARD. Similar to the NES classic Metroid in many respects (and developed by the same team), Kid Icarus will keep you busy trying to float all the way through its challenging, mostly-vertical levels. Expand