3D Classics: Kid Icarus
Release Date: 03/22/2012
The truth is, I’ve never been a big fan of Nintendo first party titles. I’ve never liked any of the Mario games, and only a few of the Zelda titles. Metroid is hit or miss with me, as is the Donkey Kong franchise. Kirby have never done it for me and I’d rather play something like Shining Force or Ogre Tactics to Fire Emblem. Now that’s not to say that all Nintendo franchises have left me cold. I love Pokemon in all its forms and I keep hoping they’ll remake Pro Wrestling …or at least put it on the Virtual Console. I loved their Popeye game back in the day and I can never get enough of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Still, there’s one old school Nintendo made game that I played more than any other…and that’s Kid Icarus. Man I loved that game. Whether it was slowing working my way up through all the levels, or going gonzo with “Icarus Fights Medusa Angels,” I could spend hours with that game where otherwise I’d be engrossed with something like Wizardry or The Bard’s Tale on my PC. Now, a quarter of a century later, Kid Icarus has been re-released on the 3DS as a “3D Classics” pr-order bonus for when you purchased Kid Icarus: Uprising. Uprising was a game I knew I was going to get day one due to its being a cross of Contra and a rails shooter, and getting the 3D Classic was just icing on the cake. So while everyone else is covering the new game, I thought I’d first cover the original and see how it holds up as a 3DS title and what changes have been made.