The definitive history of Kid Icarus

1986: Kid Icarus released on NES/Famicom
1989: Pit stars in Saturday morning cartoon Captain N: The Game Master
1989: Pit appears in GameBoy Tetris during Game B’s end sequence
1990: Pit cheers on racers in F1-Race on GameBoy
1991: Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters released on GameBoy
2004: Kid Icarus re-released on GameBoy Advance. But only in Japan
2004: One of WarioWare: Twisted’s micro games is based on the NES original
2006: Pit plays the cello in a WarioWare: Smooth Moves mini game
2007: Kid Icarus re-re-released on Wii Virtual Console
2008: Pit appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
2010: Kid Icarus Uprising announced as a Nintendo 3DS title


Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • The only game I’ve ever played featuring Kid Icarus (or Pit, whatever his name is) was Super Smash Bros. Brawl and I didn’t like that game much. Will be getting uprising with my 3DS though! :)

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