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So yeah, I started playing this (finally) last night and I'm already through with the first two worlds. Aside from backtracking and gliding, it feels very similar to the original Kid Icarus.

One thing bugs me though: I lost my weapons. I beat two training rooms and got two special weapons (a bow and some kind of special arrow...I couldn't use either one of them at the time because I lacked the health bars, but I assumed they would be around later), but then at one point in 2-2, they were gone from my inventory without explanation. I hadn't died (I use Restore Points at the start of each level so that if I do die, I can just pick up there), so I honestly don't know what happened to them...

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Posted: 11/29/12, 21:10:15  - Edited by 
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I couldn't beat the first boss so I quit.
Posted: 11/30/12, 00:55:51
ludist210 said:
So yeah, I started playing this (finally) last night and I'm already through with the first two worlds. Aside from backtracking and gliding, it feels very similar to the original Kid Icarus.

One thing bugs me though: I lost my weapons. I beat two training rooms and got two special weapons (a bow and some kind of special arrow...I couldn't use either one of them at the time because I lacked the health bars, but I assumed they would be around later), but then at one point in 2-2, they were gone from my inventory without explanation. I hadn't died (I use Restore Points at the start of each level so that if I do die, I can just pick up there), so I honestly don't know what happened to them...

It's probably that damn Pluton. In this one he's a bird wearing shades. If you get touched by him, you'll lose your upgrades, just like in the other Kid Icarus games.

Great game, though.
Posted: 11/30/12, 02:16:36  - Edited by 
 on: 11/30/12, 02:16:55
@Secret_Tunnel

That first boss is such a damage sponge! It's crazy how much HP that guys has.
Posted: 11/30/12, 04:42:34
@kriswright

That makes sense. Hmm. Anyways, I'm in 3-4 now with all upgrades. Last I remember, I was an eggplant healing myself in a hot spring...
Posted: 11/30/12, 16:48:15
I beat it shortly after it came out. Fun game to play as a fan of the series but it's not really special. It's similar to the first game too so it'll do little to convince people to play it if they didn't enjoy that. Kid Icarus: Uprising though...
Posted: 11/30/12, 16:51:04
@VofEscaflowne

I hear that. I think it's good, but probably wouldn't do anything to win over new fans to the series.

So on 4 now. Apparently I didn't train hard enough so I only got the Pegasus Wings...maybe Zeus will pop in once or twice and let me get the treasures before I take on Orcos.
Posted: 11/30/12, 17:16:31  - Edited by 
 on: 11/30/12, 17:22:33
Huh, I don't remember any backtracking? Good game. I liked it a bit more than the NES game due to the more appropriate difficulty curve.
Posted: 11/30/12, 17:36:53
I just beat this game, on a Super Game Boy. Like a boss.

I agree with the sentiment in this thread: it controls well and it's more Kid Icarus. Easier, short, fun, but nothing really special. And that first boss took too long to kill, very annoying.

It kind of sucks that these games wait until the very last level to give you crazy superpowers. It would have been neat to be able to use them in several stages and against a variety of bossses.

@anon_mastermind

He means that you can backtrack in this one, unlike the NES game.
Posted: 01/12/14, 18:33:59
@Guillaume

I like the one line review "It's more Kid Icarus".

In the end, that's the main reason I'd recommend it. It's not a remarkable game in the grand scheme, but its chief virtue is that it's one of the few places where you can actually play Kid Icarus. So being a good game is enough for me, there. In a perfect world this game would be like Metroid II, an evolution of the original that points towards a winning formula for future classic games. Unfortunately those future games never came in this case.

I'd still recommend it, though. Maybe even over the original, only because this one is less brutal and still retains many of the core ideas.
Posted: 01/12/14, 21:13:02
Yeah, if the 3D Classic version didn't exist, I might recommend this to a newcomer to the series. But the 3D Classic version makes the NES original a tad easier by adding some of the features of the GB game, right? I think the whole "jump-then-hold-down-the-jump-button" thing to glide is added to the 3DS version. That, plus the autofire, managed to make the NES game more palatable to me. Or more palutinable, if you will. You won't?

Oh.
Posted: 01/12/14, 23:30:19
Yeah, this is an enjoyable enough game. I remember the ending with Pit's wings melting off and the realistic sun smiling at him being really silly and funny and kinda dark.

Guillaume said:
Or more palutinable, if you will. You won't?
YES.
Posted: 01/13/14, 03:43:04  - Edited by 
 on: 01/13/14, 03:43:36
@Guillaume

Get this man a job writing the script to Uprising 2, pronto!
Posted: 01/13/14, 03:54:07
Just when you thought they couldn't make a game shittier than the original...

But seriously folks, I'll consider giving this game some more time if someone can explain how I get health upgrades. I assume I'll be grinding, but for how long?
Posted: 04/01/14, 04:34:38
Not long? You get them at the end of each level if you have enough points. I never had to grind and got them all, I'm pretty sure.
Posted: 04/01/14, 04:41:37
@nate38

Well I still only had one bar by the time I got to the first boss and it was a pain. And it's not like I was rushing through the levels.
Posted: 04/01/14, 05:06:42
The first boss is the toughest and most annoying.
Posted: 04/01/14, 17:21:33
Did somebody say....monsters??






The boss will be most pleased with us for finding this.
Posted: 04/01/14, 17:24:13
Well I got to the end boss (including the second form). He doesn't seem particularly hard but what a pain having to go through that looong level every time. Not fun enough to really make me want to play through more than a couple of times. Yes, I could use a save state but then I'd be an imposter.
Posted: 04/26/14, 18:40:42
@Jargon
I would still respect you, brother.
Posted: 04/26/14, 18:42:39
Phew, beat it with one sliver of health left. No save state necessary!

Yea, can't say I would recommend this to anyone who isn't interested in Nintendo anthropology, but it was a step up on the original I suppose.
Posted: 04/27/14, 16:09:46
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