Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters is a Game Boy sequel to the original Kid Icarus that was released on the NES. The game was released in North America on November 1, 1991, but despite being developed in Japan was not released in its native territory.
The goddess Palutena has a bad dream one night in which Angel Land is attacked by demons. She summons a soothsayer who tells her that it wasn't just a dream and that it will happen. In response, Palutena calls for the hero, Pit, and informs him of what will happen. In order for Pit to take on the demon Orcos, Palutena sends him on a training mission with the goal of acquiring three sacred treasures; the Wings of Pegasus, Silver Armor and the Light Arrows.
Like the original game, Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters is a side-and-vertical-scrolling adventure platformer. As Pit, the player must make it to the end of each stage, and can fire arrows to defeat enemies encountered. When falling from heights, Pit can flap his wings in order to slow his descent.