Kid Icarus Cheat Codes for Nintendo Virtual Console

Level passwords for the Nintendo Virtual Console version of Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus figurine

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Although cheat codes for Kid Icarus on the NES do not work with the Nintendo Virtual Console re-release, there are passwords that will help you ascend to higher levels.

These cheats are for the Nintendo Virtual Console version of Kid Icarus for Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch. They also work with the NES Classic version.

Kid Icarus Level Passwords

Select Continue at the main screen to enter passwords.

The following passwords contain both zeros and the capital letter "O." All codes begin with a capital "I." The letter "L" is not used. All passwords are case sensitive.

Password Level Stats
0000Cu-O0V300-UC001C-00042i 1-2 Endurance = 4, Strength = 1
0000mC-T0U600-GC001C-10082t 1-3 Endurance = 4, Strength = 2
G400u6-Z09200-POG00C-10003s 1-4 Endurance = 4, Strength = 2
G800CS-p0iC00-1OG00G-H0004v 2-1 Endurance = Max, Strength = 2
He00yK-y0j800-HOG01H-I004K! 2-2 Endurance = Max, Strength = 3
Ie00ec-418100-fa004H-J008a9 2-3 Endurance = Max, Strength = 4
IeG6q9-I1t800-VmG03H-J000Lx 2-4 Endurance = Max, Strength = 4
IeG6Gz-f1t000-daG08H-J100sK 3-1 Endurance = Max, Strength = 4, All Weapons
IeW6Ci-h1Z200-faG08H-K104sg 3-2 Endurance = Max, Strength Max, All Weapons
IeX2mN-c3dF00-ueX11G-K50WOZ Final Boss Endurance = Max, Strength Max, All Weapons

Kid Icarus Endings Guide

There are five possible endings based on how many of the following conditions you've met when you defeat the last boss:

  • Have 999 hearts
  • Have max health
  • Have max strength
  • Get all three enchanted items (Crystal Rod, Sacred Bow, and Flame Arrows)

To see the best ending, you must do all of the above. If you don't meet any of the above criteria, you'll get the worst ending.

Earn enchanted items by surviving training rooms. If they are stolen, you can buy them back in the shop.

How to Continue in Kid Icarus

To continue from the game over screen, press 2, 1, 2 on the Wii controller (or B, A, B on other controllers) before the title screen appears.

In the Wii U version, you can create a restore point from the Virtual Console menu to start back from where you left off.

Lower Item Prices

Enter the shop and press 1 + 2 on the Wii controller (or A + B on other controllers) to get a discount on items.

Original Kid Icarus Codes

If you're playing the original Nintendo version using a video game emulator, these are the codes you will need to use:

Password Level Stats
PAKING PAKING PAKING PAKING 1-1 Start fully loaded
ICARUS FIGHTS MEDUSA ANGELS 1-1 Unlimited life
6eW3!! !!!!00 F38W!H C0042N 1-2 Max strength, hearts, and items 
0000eu 60j700 uG0004 1000J0 1-4 Max strength, hearts, and items 
000ys T0J300 m2001C H000aS 2-1 Max strength, hearts, and items 
00008C i04400 mIG01D I0005F 2-4 Max strength, hearts, and items 
0000mu w0K200 O3G00H I100s5 3-1 Max strength, hearts, and items 
ICARUS AND THE ARROWS FLYING 3-3  Max strength, hearts, and items 
0000y0 11X200 u0G00H I100t0 3-4 Max strength, hearts, and items 
00008p 414100 O3G00H I500eB 4-1  Max strength, hearts, and items 
AuW2e5 XcdF00 mt000G K50Wuu Final Level 9,999,999 points
FGHIJK LMNOPQ RSTUVW XYZTOM Final Level All upgrades
KidKid Icarus KidKid Icarus Final Level Invincibility
8uuuuu uuuuuu uuuuuu uuuuuu Final Level Infinite potions
DUVANS MAMMOR KOMMER BORTOT Final Level Invincibility and fully upgraded arrows.

Kid Icarus Versions

Kid Icarus is a platform game originally released in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Since inspiring a 1991 sequel for Game Boy and a 3D-shooter spin-off called Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS, the original Kid Icarus has been re-released for nearly every modern Nintendo system.

The 3D remake of Kid Icarus for Nintendo 3DS does not support passwords, but it does include a save feature.