Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
Publisher Nintendo
Platform Game Boy
Release Dates [JP]
Genre Platformer
Modes Single-Player

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters was released for the Game Boy in November 1991. The game was never released in Japan except on the 3DS Virtual Console release. It is a two-dimensional action platformer that's canonicity is unknown.

[edit] Plot

Before the events of the game, Palutena, the Goddess of Light, has a terrible nightmare where terrible demons attack the Earth. She speaks to a soothsayer, whon says that it the dream was actually a visage of the future.

She sends Pit, the commander of her Centurian forces, to train himself to be able to wield the Three Sacred Treasures again, to defend the planet against the invading demons. As soon as Pit has finished his training and defeated the guardians who guarded the treasures, Palutena equips him with them.

Orcos now appears at the head of his army whom Pit defeats and restores peace to the planet. In the ending, Pit soars into the sky, though as in the Greek myth of Icarus, he flies too close to the sun and loses his wings, presumably falling to his death just like Icarus.

[edit] Gameplay

Like the game's prequel, the player controls Pit, whose main weapon is a bow with a never-ending supply of arrows.

The player must guide Pit through the Underworld, thee Overworld, Skyworld and Palutena's palace to a varying level boss, depending on the level, wherupon Pit will gain one of the Three Sacred Treasures.

[edit] Canonicity

The canonicity of the game is unknown due to these facts:

  • The events of the game are never mentioned in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
  • After Orcus is defeated, Pit will triumphantly fly up into the sky and his wings will burn and he will presumably fall to his death, and yet he is alive in Uprising.
  • Orcos, the game's antagonist, has a name derived from Orcus, God of the Underworld in Roman mythology. Hades, the main antagonist in Uprising, is the God of the Underworld in Greek mythology. There cannot be two God's of the Underworld, and due to the fact Hades is the latest to be shown game-wise, it may mean Hades is canonical and Orcos, along with Of Myths and Monsters, might not.
Last edited by Capaldi on 2 July 2012 at 12:01
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