Disappointed With the New Kid Icarus? Play the Original in 3D Instead

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Everyone remembers the original Kid Icarus, right? The classic platformer everyone begged Nintendo for a sequel to? What do you mean you never played it?

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I'll admit it. I never played Kid Icarus on the NES. Was I excited there was going to be a sequel to it? Sure, but it was more a general appreciation old things redone than a deep-seated love for the franchise. I'm sure there are other people in my situation. Not sure they'd admit it. Well, now's their chance to quickly remedy the oversight, with additional oversight in the form of eye-popping 3D graphics.

Other than that and a new Dinosaur Office video, there is nothing to see here.

Games

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3D Classics: Kid Icarus
Platform: 3DS
Price: $5.99

Relive Pit's first adventure in the 3D Classics: Kid Icarus game as you venture from the depths of the underworld up to the heights of the sky palace. The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in an evil plot to control all. Play in 2D or 3D as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle. Are you the stuff of legend? Restore peace to Angel Land and prove your worth.

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I Must Run
Platform: 3DS / DSi
Price: $1.99 / 200

I Must Run! is a skill-based action running game. Jump across gaps between jail buildings, run through a subway station, and test your reflexes in a deadly dash over construction site cranes. Reach the city center and save your wife. Remember, you have only 24 hours. Let's hope your fitness levels can cope, because you must run! Once you have completed story mode, try to achieve the highest score in the never-ending run in six available levels: Jail, Subway, Sewers, Construction Site, Suburbs and Rooftops.

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Demos

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Pyramids
Platform: 3DS

Pyramids is a puzzle/platform game where an explorer tries to get out the pyramids with his loot. The task will not be easy. There are many dangerous traps and monsters that will put your dexterity and ingenuity to the test. The player will have the use of TNT and a gun but his best friend will be his shovel which allows him to create and destruct bricks. These bricks will be used as stairs, bridges, protections … The explorer will venture through 54 challenging 3D levels, divided in 6 worlds. At the end of each level, the player will obtain a star rating which will be used to unlock levels:

- 1 star for finishing the level
- 2 stars for finishing the level and stealing all the loots
- 3 stars for finishing the level and stealing all the loots in a given time

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The game will let the player use QR Code to unlock free new levels which are on the Pyramids web page.


Videos

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Dinosaur Office: Viral Videos
Available April 20

The dinos slack off at work with some prehistoric epic fails.

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DISCUSSION

Ok, now I'm just going to crazy rant.

I preordered Kid Icarus Uprising from Best Buy - and didn't get the download code then. That's fine - lot's of preorder bonuses aren't given until the game is picked up. When I went to pick up the game on release day, the cashier didn't know what bonus I was talking about, but said that the code will be emailed to me within 24 hours. After 24 hours, I called. They said they meant 48. So after another 24 I called again. And then a third time after that wait. I finally receive the code AND IT DOESN'T WORK. So I call again, and they say they need to put it into another division, which will respond within 3 days. They don't so I call again. They say the other division is still working on it, but suggest I call Nintendo. Which I do. And they can't help until I mail them a copy of the receipt, the UPC code on the box, and some other stuff I can't even think of. They don't tell me how to identify myself, so I write a letter with contact info and describing my case as well. I then get an email saying they need to talk in person with me to resolve this. So I call them and they say it will take 3-5 days and they will then send an email to me with more information on what to do. Today is day 4 - I will have to call again if I don't hear anything by the end of Friday.

It's really annoying me - I should have been downloading this about a month ago now, not making a ton of phone calls. And now it is for sale in the eShop before I got a chance to download it.