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Educate Yourself: Destructoid�s Classic Game of the Month Club (Repost)

I figured I'd repost this since yesterday was, well, yesterday and everything got shoved down pretty fast.

Kid Icarus (NES, 1987)

I chose Kid Icarus for a few reasons. For one, I�ve never played more than the first level and, while I find many people eager to pretend like they�ve played more, if you dig deep enough you find out most others haven�t either. For another, the game is a classic that is still talked about today (despite having only one sequel) and yet who has ever been to the final boss? Hell, who has been to the first boss? With the return of Pit in Brawl, I�ve heard plenty of my friends who knew who Pit was but never played the game that introduced him to the world�kind of a sad state for one of the most enduring NES classics.

I also figured this would be a good starting point because the game is relatively short. Or if it wasn�t so hard it would be relatively short. I�m told you can get through it pretty quick if you�re really, really, really good at video games. If you�re just good at games it might take a bit longer and you might not do it at all. But, just picking up and playing the game as far as you can get should be a lesson enough in a type of gaming that really doesn�t exist anymore but influences games even today. Anyway, it�s a great game to just pick up and play in between your already crowded schedule of games.

So strap on your sandals, bust out your trusty arrows and be prepared to climb from the depths of Hades. Then tell us how it was. Discuss here or blog away.

Where to get it
Wii VC � 500 points
eBay - $1-$12
Amazon - $13-$15
Not Here

What to Write About
I�m not sure if this will be a regular thing but I figured for the first one it�d be nice to give some ideas

Level Design � Forget 200 endings, this game literally gives you a different level depending on how you play it. New pits every time you jump upwards. Today�s PR people would have a field day with this �player based, fully interactive, level progression.�
Sequel? � If this game is so good why hasn�t Nintendo milked it for all it�s worth? They do like to do that. What should it be like? How should it play?
Difficulty � This game is hard. Tell us about it. You can cry on our shoulder.
Eggplant Wizards FTW or FTL?
Best bad guys in the game?
What makes this game a classic or conversely why should we stop thinking of this game as a classic?
Retro Reviews are always fun
Just tell us about your experience with the game. Has it changed your views on gaming, the NES or anything else? What did you learn about game design? What did you like, what did you hate?

That�s just stuff I can think of off of the first level (except for the eggplant wizards) so I�m sure there could be plenty more.

Remember, I�ll be talking about the game on the next FAILCAST, so tune in. We�re scheduled to play on FNF on the 11th. Details on that will be in Snaileb�s FNF post for that week. The key word here is synergy. I�d also like to thank everyone who helped out pulling this together, especially HarassmentPanda who not only made the banner you see above, but also edited my ramblings and is, of course, hosting the download page.
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About Cowzilla3one of us since 9:42 AM on 07.12.2007

Names Matt Razak and I'm just a gamer with a Wii and a 360 and PS3. I'm also really, really, really, ridiculously good looking and a ninja...and humble. I'm the Editor and Chief at Flixist.

Things I've Done or Am Doing

Front Paged
Music In Gaming
What is a Hero?: Sonic
Good Idea, Bad Idea: Casual Gaming
What No More Heroes Really Means
Social Activism in Gaming
Educate Yourself - Castlevania
Start of the Affair
What is a Hero?: Lara Croft
Wii Fit Review

Recognizing Your Gaming Journalist
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Drinks Ron Workman Can't Handle
Metroid Mojito
Mario Mudslide, The Super Punch Out, Princess Peach Schnapps
Pikachu Punch, Triforce Triple
DK Daquiri, Yoshi Jager, Mother Brain Drain (MBD)
Rocks on the Scotch, Bowser Bad Ass

Interviews With Famous People
Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Richard Shepard
Michael Davis
Jason Schwartzman

What Happened?
The First
My Favorite One
To be continued...?
Obviously there are tons more, but I'm not linking them all.

Interesting Walls of Text
Gaming Journalsim
How do we discuss games as art?
My Great Concern

What is a Hero?
Solid Snake
Master Chief

Educate Yourself
Kid Icarus
Kid Icarus Final Impressions
Splatterhouse Final Impressions
Fall Out

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