Kid Icarus
Console icon NES/Famicom

Game icon

Developer

Nintendo

Publisher

Nintendo

Released

December 1986

Achievements

Authors: ENZYME1 (27), pgj1997 (6)

There are 33 achievements worth 410 (2,763) points.

Sort: Normal ^ - Won By - Points - Title - Type 
  • Collect the Harp.

    2,933 (1,389) of 2,954 – 99.29%

    47.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    99.29% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 12 Mallets.

    380 (203) of 2,954 – 12.86%

    6.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.86% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 24 Mallets.

    200 (119) of 2,954 – 6.77%

    4.03% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 42 Mallets.

    146 (98) of 2,954 – 4.94%

    3.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Credit Card.

    253 (156) of 2,954 – 8.56%

    5.28% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Call Me Cupid

    (10) (41)

    Max out your Heart collection.

    295 (156) of 2,954 – 9.99%

    5.28% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get turned into an Eggplant.

    446 (224) of 2,954 – 15.10%

    7.58% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.10% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 8 Water of Life Bottles (Must own the Water Barrel)

    145 (95) of 2,954 – 4.91%

    3.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.91% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Raise Pit's Endurance level.

    371 (194) of 2,954 – 12.56%

    6.57% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Raise Pit's Endurance level.

    345 (183) of 2,954 – 11.68%

    6.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Max Pit's Endurance level.

    292 (176) of 2,954 – 9.88%

    5.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.88% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Raise Pit's strength with Bronze Arrow.

    541 (265) of 2,954 – 18.31%

    8.97% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.31% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Raise Pit's strength with Silver Arrow.

    354 (185) of 2,954 – 11.98%

    6.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.98% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Raise Pit's strength with Gold Arrow.

    244 (152) of 2,954 – 8.26%

    5.15% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Raise Pit's strength with Sacred Arrow.

    170 (113) of 2,954 – 5.75%

    3.83% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.75% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Protective Crystal from Zeus.

    369 (175) of 2,954 – 12.49%

    5.92% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Fire Power

    (5) (18)

    Obtain the power of Fire from Zeus.

    368 (177) of 2,954 – 12.46%

    5.99% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.46% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Holy Bow from Zeus.

    384 (186) of 2,954 – 13.00%

    6.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Blueprint

    (1) (3)

    Obtain the Check Sheet.

    472 (228) of 2,954 – 15.98%

    7.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.98% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Pencil.

    386 (201) of 2,954 – 13.07%

    6.80% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Flame War

    (1) (3)

    Obtain the Torch.

    390 (205) of 2,954 – 13.20%

    6.94% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.20% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Mirror Shield.

    417 (207) of 2,954 – 14.12%

    7.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Arrow of Light.

    335 (177) of 2,954 – 11.34%

    5.99% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.34% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obain the Wings of Pegasus.

    308 (172) of 2,954 – 10.43%

    5.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.43% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Twinbellows without the Centurians.

    283 (155) of 2,954 – 9.58%

    5.25% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Hedraw without the Centurians.

    248 (150) of 2,954 – 8.40%

    5.08% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.40% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Pandora without the Centurians.

    266 (159) of 2,954 – 9.00%

    5.38% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Like an Angel

    (50) (539)

    Reach the Sky Palace without losing an Angel's Feathers via death or pit. Must obtain one in the Underworld.

    117 (55) of 2,954 – 3.96%

    1.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Avoid sticky fingers, and having to reclaim your property from the Black Market

    127 (71) of 2,954 – 4.30%

    2.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Medusa.

    332 (186) of 2,954 – 11.24%

    6.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.24% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Medusa without being harmed.

    136 (74) of 2,954 – 4.60%

    2.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • All Grown Up !

    (25) (129)

    Achieve the best ending.

    192 (122) of 2,954 – 6.50%

    4.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.50% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Tragic Peasant

    (50) (489)

    Achieve the worst ending.

    92 (61) of 2,954 – 3.11%

    2.06% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.11% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

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Recent comments

(See all 35)

Timboslice11 1 Jan 2018 20:11
It popped my 3rd time through before I faced Medusa. Doesnt make sense.
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 1 Jan 2018 20:37
Then what you are most likely experiencing is connectivity issues, which I really can't help you with. That achievement and the other you posted to were beta-tested many times over.
Timboslice11 2 Jan 2018 02:17
I have played through the game twice purchasing a feather in 1-3 and made it to Sky Palace without losing it. For this cheevo requiring little explanation, why isn't it working?
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 2 Jan 2018 02:26
I'm sorry to hear that, but I've explained it already (too many times) This will also be the last time I will respond to this. Next time you play take a Twitch recording and send to an admin to prove this. In the meantime I will triple check.
ZBR 4 Jan 2018 09:42
Same here. Medusa damageless popped one time before the fight. I also think the Feather achievement requires more clarification. Do you have to play from World 1 to Sky Palace without dying at all, or only without falling?
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 4 Jan 2018 12:31
Angel requires you not to fall (and lose a feather) there wouldn't be any challenge if you just bought a feather to the end of the game. Has nothing to do with dying & your pal has not clarified which MD5 he's using..I'm about to unlink the other 12
CadmiumRED 4 Jan 2018 14:37
i was asked about this cheevo after i gave extremely vivid details. you have to buy the Feather in the first shop when it's available in the game, and you CANNOT FALL IN ANY PIT AFTERWARD FOR THE REST OF THE GAME. it's that absurdly hard.
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 26 Dec 2019 20:10
Below is a link to the manual for the achievements. It explains what a player needs to know to master the set. https://github.com/RetroAchievements/guides/wiki/Kid-Icarus-(NES)
Butternnife 5 Aug 2022 00:14
I'm sorry but some of the decisions made in this set are just so idiotic. Having to get the EXACT score for the health upgrade is just stupid and unnecessarily forces someone to play the game how YOU want to play it. If you don't want people to use passwords make ACTUAL password protection instead of using a delta for the health status. Also I'm not even going to mention the absurdity of the "Like an Angel" achievement, seems like it was made for no other reason than to be hard and annoying...
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 5 Aug 2022 00:48
Hello! I honestly don't remember how those health achievements were done. I'll have to take a look, because they shouldn't behave like that. This is one of the older sets before the tool set was enhanced. Everything else you are saying is a projection of YOUR gameplay though lol, so I'm not even gonna go there.
Butternnife 5 Aug 2022 04:10
That is true, it is a projection of my gameplay. And honestly, I'm not even saying I'm unable to do it or that you should change it. It just isn't a good achievement, especially for a game literally focused on verticality.
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 5 Aug 2022 04:21
Everyone has their own opinion on how a set or a achievement is done, but there are clearly two types of players: the ones who grew up with the game looking for more of a challenge which utilizes the possibilities of difficulty vs the ones who want a breezy playthough on an older game that is overall not built for in-game saving.
Butternnife 5 Aug 2022 06:16
I think you should try and strike a balance between those two sides when making a set. A person shouldn't have to be a god a certain game in order to master it unless it's a subset or something
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 5 Aug 2022 07:47
This is my final comment on this subject, and I understand you’re fairly new around here: every set (especially 4th and 3rd generations) will and should have a balance between moderate difficulty, just completing the game and then will also have a smaller portion of the set dedicated to more difficulty/expert and experienced. Those experienced players deserve recognition. You can go back in the forums over the last 5 years and find tons of discussion on this, no one is ever going to have it 100% their way. And please do not flood the forum and game wall on asking for an easier set with save enabled, it’s not going to happen with this version.
Butternnife 5 Aug 2022 10:51
I understand that there should be hard achievements. I just think this one in particular as an idea it isn't all that unique or interesting to justify it being so hard.
Also I didn't "flood" the forum, I asked one time and admitted I was wrong but alright I refrain from doing that in the future.
automidnight 18 Jan 2023 00:09
Excellent set, I've had a great time with it, thanks so much! All triggered fine except "Evasive Maneuvers", not sure what's going on with that one, will try playing through with a different treasure to see if that makes a difference.
automidnight 18 Jan 2023 14:58
Ok, I could NOT get "Evasive Maneuvers" to trigger if I had the crystal rod. I played through again and just selected the bow and didn't go for any other treasures and it popped after 3-3. The description or code should be updated.
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 18 Jan 2023 18:29
@automidnight, Hi, thanks for your feedback and kind words, but please do not report this way. Open up a ticket and report the achievement in the emulator you are using, so I can see the data I will need to determine anything. Leave your comments and the hash of the version you are using as well. Thank you.
automidnight 18 Jan 2023 18:42
I can create a ticket through the site, unfortunately I'm a bit Kid Icarus'd out after playing through it so many times the past 2 days haha
Throgg 2 Jul 2023 23:07
For those having trouble collecting the 4th weapon the game has a hidden way of determining if you are worthy of a new arrow. You have a hidden stat called skill. At the start of each stage your skill resets to 0. Kills and collecting hearts raise your skill while being hit and firing arrows drop your skill. This usually doesnt matter except on stage 2-2 If the 4th door is empty die in the lava and try again. You need to get hit less in the specknose rooms or farm some rocks outside the door.