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Kid Icarus Remake Done By Fans in Only 7 Weeks

A small team has updated in the NES classic.

News by Mike Williams, .

There have only been three Kid Icarus games in Nintendo's long history. The first one came out on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1986, followed by the Game Boy release, Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, in 1991. The series was dormant until Kid Icarus: Uprising on Nintendo 3DS in 2012, which was a very different game from the original.

A group of fans has taken its upon themselves to craft a remake of the original Kid Icarus. According to the official page, the game was made in seven weeks by a team of 12 people. What's on display isn't entirely a remake of the original. It carries forward some of the concepts, but the resulting game has only 10-20 minutes of gameplay and 2 types of enemies.

The full system requirements:

  • Windows 7 64-bit and up
  • GTX Geforce 560/Radeon HD 6950 or better
  • 4+ GB RAM
  • Quad Core 3+ GHz
  • At least 2 GB of free space

You can download the game on Itch.io for the time being. Maybe Nintendo's legal team won't come for them this time?

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  • Avatar for moochan #1 moochan 10 days ago
    "Maybe Nintendo's legal team won't come for them this time?"
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. But honestly I feel Nintendo doesn't really care about these things but they feel the need to protect their IP whether or not it's really worth the effort. Feel they know these things will happen all the time and trying to actively stop development is dumb. At best they just wait until it's out and than go "please take it down" knowing full well once it's out it's out for good. Like the fan made Metroid 2.

    That being said I really would love to play the first game just minus some of the headache inducing parts like ducking drops you down and can kill you since it doesn't scroll down. And how your shots are so weak until you are deeper in the game and than you are somehow insanely strong.
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  • Avatar for LBD_Nytetrayn #2 LBD_Nytetrayn 10 days ago
    @moochan It might help the odds of survival if Nintendo isn't planning their own, a la AM2R vs. Samus Returns.
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