How Difficult is Kid Icarus?

#1 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

Well? Comparing it to other NES titles (Ninja Gaiden, Zanac) 
How difficult is the game? Might I be able to beat it? 
 
I'm thinking of getting it on the VC.

#2 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11726 posts) -

It's definitely got that level of unfair difficulty. You only have one life, your weapon sucks, the jumping is floaty to the point that you will die a lot because of it and the levels are designed in such a way as to be infuriating. But of course if that's what you're looking for than go for it. You will only be $5 poorer.

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#3 Posted by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -

Well, imagine like...  being sodomized by an antique hunting rifle. And then they fire the antique hunting rifle, so now you've been shot (through the ass, mind you) with a lead ball, and there's gunpowder coating the inside of your rectum, and you've probably got some kind of bowel movement byproduct mixed in with your wounds, so now you've got a systemic infection, and you're almost assuredly going to die.
 
It's a little more hard and unfair than that.

#4 Posted by JJOR64 (18989 posts) -

Easily one of the hardest games on NES.  It's one tough cookie.  Compared to Ninja Gaiden, maybe around the same difficulty or a little harder.

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#5 Posted by captain_clayman (3321 posts) -

it's about on the same level as ninja gaiden, maybe not THAT hard 
 
if you gave it a long time you could probably beat it.  but it won't be easy 
oh and be prepared to write down really long passwords.

#6 Posted by Hailinel (24734 posts) -

The difficulty is absolutely ridiculous.  There is a password feature, thankfully, but that's about the only mercy that the game grants.

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#7 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@Mmmslash:  
I hope that's not from experience... 
 
@JJOR64:  
Well I've been stuck on the 5th level for years on Ninja Gaiden... 
 
Thank you all for replying.
#8 Posted by insouciant (710 posts) -

Beware of the Eggplant Wizards.
#9 Posted by JJOR64 (18989 posts) -
@Emilio:   I've been stuck on the 2nd level for Kid Icarus for years.       :P
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