Nintendo's series based on ancient Greek legends was long considered a sister title to the Metroid series. The heroic angel Pit even shared the spotlight as one of Nintendo's premiere stars for a while, and was one of the co-stars in the Captain N: The Game Master TV series. After 1991, and despite many rumours, a return for the series didn't appear to be on the cards.
Following Pit's return as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai revived the series over 20 years later, with a hugely expanded cast, new game mechanics and even a promotional anime.
|19 Dec 1986||NES||Kid Icarus Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagame (Japan)|
|Nov 1991||Game Boy||Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters|
|19 Dec 2011||Nintendo 3DS||3D Classics: Kid Icarus 3D Classics Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagame (Japan)|
|22 Mar 2012||Nintendo 3DS||Kid Icarus: Uprising Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagame (Japan)|