Why We Praised It: Because Pit is a neat character in Smash Brothers and we assume that’s what the classic was like.
Why It Sucks: It's a lame vertical platformer with illogical enemies and poorly designed floating medusa heads
The praise for Kid Icarus that started shortly after the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl is one of the most baffling cases of hive mind forgetfulness in gaming’s history. Though awesome in the fighting game, the character had nearly nothing to do with the gimpy version that starred in the NES game.
As a weird vertical platformer with LJN quality enemy design, Kid Icarus is one of those games that nobody remembers just how bad it was because they had the good sense to avoid it when it originally came out.