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Kid Icarus Comparison – NES Classic Edition Vs. Wii U, Wii Virtual Console and 3D Classics

Nintendo World Report has compiled footage from the 1986 Kid Icarus title on its various re-releases across the Wii U, Wii Virtual console, and 3D classics, and has compared it with the upcoming NES Classic Edition.

The NES classic is due to be released this week, and has three different display modes:

  • CRT filter: Looks like an old TV, scan lines and all.
  • 4:3: Gives you the original NES game look, with a slight horizontal stretch.
  • Pixel Perfect: Each pixel is a perfect square, so you see the games exactly as designed.

You can check out the comparison clip below:


13 thoughts on “Kid Icarus Comparison – NES Classic Edition Vs. Wii U, Wii Virtual Console and 3D Classics”

  1. 3D Classic Kid Icarus is by far the best looking one, but since it’s not really emulating the game it doesn’t really count. The NES Classic Edition is the best looking one by emulation terms.

    1. Kid Icarus, the New one for the 3DS uses the Stylus heavily. I shit you not your hand will cramp on high-levels. The game uses the Stylus in one hand, and the circle-pad and triggers from the other hand.

      That said, it is one of the best games for the 3DS.the story, the script, and if you can adapt to the controls, they are revolutionary. Some people hate them, some like me Love them… But they are different and take a little getting used to.

      It’s not like Starfox Zero where you have to do math and solve a Rubics cube at the same time (exaggerating of course) It’s much easier to catch on to than that IMO… But, there is a chance you will hate the controls… So, IDK what to tell you.

      1. Uprising is a good game but i refuse to call it a “kid icarus game”, it is not a game of the series since it doesn’t includes platforming (and those jump pads don’t count). The original game is known for being a platformer too and before somebody starts insulting me remember that Retro Studios did a fantastic work with the metroid prime series adding everything the series is known for, i have the same feeling for uprising as i have for star fox adventures. A good game of it’s own but a bad game for the series. It is just my opinion.

        1. I don’t see how you can call Uprising a bad game for the series considering that Kid Icarus has so few games that it barely even has a formula of it’s own.

          If anything, Uprising should be the gold standard going forward. Nintendo has more than enough Platformers. Uprising’s style of play could give Kid Icarus it’s own niche.

          1. As i said it is just my opinion, Kid Icarus and its sequel are known for its platforming segments too.

            Would be cool to see a Magnus spin-off, IMO he was the standout character from uprising.

    1. For some odd reason the Wii was able to emulate those nes games perfectly. The wii U, not so much. Its odd that a stronger console couldnt do it, but i think it had something to do with architecture of the system. Strangest thing ever really.

      The guys at NVC talked about it like 2-3 weeks ago.

        1. Not entirely. Yes they are both PowerPC, but they arent the same. I also know that the Wii U can emulate the wii games, thats not what I was referring to, I was referring to the actual VC games that came out for the Wii U. The ones which you had to pay extra for.

  2. When will these drone learn that Nintendo is all about the rehash and taking every last penny from their loyal customers.

    Instead of being creative and making new games like Xbox they make you buy stuff from like 40 years ago. Egh old ppl games. No thank you.

  3. If Microsoft had a 30 year fondly remembered back catalogue of classic games to dip into, you can be sure they’d be all about the rereleases and ports and updates. Nintendo have plenty of new franchises and IPs too, a lot of them might not be you’re cup of tea, but they are there.

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