Also, don't forget you can pre-order Kid Icarus: Uprising from participating retailers in the U.S. to get 3D Classics: Kid Icarus for free! That way, you can participate in this month's Retro Game Club! I recommend Amazon.com, as you can get release-day shipping for just a buck! A BUCK! It's madness!
@Scrawnton Nope, play whenever you want. I kinda figured some would wait until then to start, so that's no problem. In the meantime, one or two of us will probably get started.
Speaking of, HELP. I got started and am struggling a bit, as expected...I just finished some kind of "training" room in 1-3, which item should I grab? One is an arrow powerup (I already have one), another is an item that "defends Pit from enemy attacks" according to the Operations Guide, and the other is some kind of flame with an F on it, which isn't in the guide.
@deathly_hallows That's probably what that item was. I ended up taking the bow, which I guess lets you shoot long arrows but doesn't activate until you fill up on health? That's what seemed to happen for me.
Anyway, I struggled through the first Temple or Dungeon or whatever and have made it to 2-3 now. The going is a lot easier now that I have two arrow upgrades, a long bow, and four health thingers. I still get impatient and jump off edges on occasion, but I've got plenty of hearts to buy feathers and such with, so I'll probably stock up.
This is definitely a strange game. Mustache face enemies? WTF! And damn those eggplant wizards...if they hit me in the dungeon, I just suicided instead of backtracking all the way to that healing room to be able to attack again. I got pretty pissed off when one of those thief enemies took my long arrows too, but those semi-permanent quirks are kind of interesting to consider in that era.The ability to free centurions is interesting too, but they didn't seem all that helpful against the boss.
Anyway, it's fun. The controls are just slippery enough that it throws me off every now and then, but I'm mostly accustomed to it now. It's definitely a weird experience to take in, not especially thrilling me now, but it's cool to play an old-school Nintendo adventure where I really don't know what to expect at all.
Officially grabbed Kid Icarus out of the "box in the basement," and pulled out Kung Fu, too. Weird, because I was just in there on Sunday night pulling out Kirby's Adventure. I could've done all of this in one trip!