Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus
System NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Platformer
Series Kid Icarus Series

In the peaceful kingdom of Angel Land, the light goddess Palutena grew angry with how the goddess of darkness Medusa treated mankind. After being banished to the Underworld. Medusa joined forces with the monsters and waged war against Palutena's Sky Palace.

Using the last of her magic, Palutena contacted the head of her guards, the valiant angel warrior Pit. Armed with a bow and arrow, Pit must travel through the Underworld, Overworld and Sky World and retrieve three Sacred Treasures from the dungeons there if he is to defeat Medusa.

Train with Zeus, complete the challenges and buy more powerful weapons, then free Palutena's Soldiers from Medusa's spell to help you take out the boss characters.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan 光神話 パルテナの鏡 Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagame 19 Dec 1986
US Kid Icarus Jul 1987
Europe Kid Icarus 1988


System Japan U.S. Europe
Classic NES Series (GBA) 10 Aug 2004 - -
Wii Virtual Console 23 Jan 2007 12 Feb 2007 23 Feb 2007
Wii U Virtual Console 14 Aug 2013 25 Jul 2013 11 Jul 2013

Ports & Remakes

Nintendo 3DS 3D Classics: Kid Icarus