Why do people say Kid Icarus for NES is so hard?

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2 years ago#1
Okay I died about 15 times on the first level, but after I got more used to it, I barely die anymore. IMO, Uprising on any difficulty 6.5 or above is much harder.

Agree/disagree? Am I just better at action/platformers than shooters?

I also think games like Zelda II and Super Mario Bros. are harder as well, but the latter mostly because of its physics. KI controls well.
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2 years ago#2
Because when it was on NES it was hard.
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2 years ago#3
From what I've heard a lot of what made the original on NES hard was crappy controls... which they fixed on the eshop version (though I think you can select classic controls?), along with some other changes...
2 years ago#4
Becuase you died 15 times in the space of less than a mb, whereas you were bleeding gbs before dying in uprising. It's the time to content ratio.....

It's actually probably because nobody counts artificial difficulty of manipulating health bars and damage taken. Normally uprising is more user friendly
2 years ago#5
I am using custom controls. Maybe that's it.
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2 years ago#6
When I played the Wii VC version it was still hard.
2 years ago#7
Because Kid Icarus works backwards. The first level is the hardest, with each level after becoming easier and easier.

But nobody ever finishes the first level.
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2 years ago#8
Just got it today. In terms of difficulty, so far.

Ninja Gaiden > Mario Bros. 3 > Kid Icarus
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2 years ago#9
Precisely what Toast said. People typically give up before completing stage one; they, going by NES logic, assume it only gets harder, and therefore regard it as one of the hardest, when in fact, it's quite reasonable.
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2 years ago#10
I am ten times better at classic games. I can probably go through the game without dying at all. I have played far worse. Ninja Gaiden 3 (nes one)... gotta love that game.
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