The other night, I got pretty nostalgic for Kid Icarus... not like 80's nostalgic or anything, I actually didn't get to play KI until I bought a Wii. Kid Icarus and Super CastleVania IV were my first Virtual Console games. VC was my favorite thing about the Wii, it definitely made the system worthwhile because I got to play a lot of games for the first time through it. And Kid Icarus was new to me. I beat it multiple times. Loved the challenge. Loved how strong I felt after finally earning some power-ups. I think KI might actually be my favorite NES game... maybe. ( Zelda 1 and Mario 3 are pretty strong contenders )
I got the urge to draw Pit, from Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters after that nostalgia trip. Got as far as the line art then took a break to actually play 3D Classics: Kid Icarus ( my preorder gift for uprising ), and even watch some Captain N. Then I remembered a very old drawing I did in 2008. Here it is: Kid Icarus
I thought, hey, why not remake it? And here we are now. Six years difference. I wish I could say im impressed with how far I've come, but it's really not that impressive.
Pit is rightfully his classic self, as I've come to prefer that look lately, and also because I drew pit first without intending to remake the old picture. Palutena is a mix of Angel Land Story and Myths and Monsters. Eggplant Wizard is no longer based on Captain N, though I kept his leaf hair because it looks way better imo.
I enjoyed Uprising. But I'll be honest and say it was not the sequel I was hoping for. I can accept that the old KI art style is going to stay dead forever, but I hope someday we can get another KI game that plays a bit more like the classic side/vertical scrolling, shooter, dungeon crawler action game that the original game was.