Kid Icarus Cheats and Codes - Nintendo Wii

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Kid Icarus is wildly addictive action-platformer, originally published in 1986 for the Family Computer Disk System (a 3rd generation 8-bit product from Nintendo). A revamped version was released almost 20 years after the original, this time for Game Boy Advanced, and then again in 2007 for the Wii. The series has enjoyed both 1991 sequels for Game Boy Advanced, and a third entry in the form of a Nintendo 3DS release in 2012.

In Kid Icarus, you play a boy named Pit, who’s on a quest for hidden treasure, and must you jump and fight his way through monsters en route to the finish line of each level. True to its 8-bit aesthetic, Kid Icarus is also known for being an incredibly difficult game to beat and has been wildly acclaimed as one of the best retro platformers ever, staying around long enough to see a 3D shooter spinoff made in its image, in the form of Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Cheat Codes

The following cheats, codes, hints, and level passwords are available for Kid Icarus on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console release of the game.

  • Continue the Game - Press B, A, B on Controller 1 after a Game Over, but before the title screen appears to continue the game.
  • Lower Prices in ShopInside the shop, press A + B simultaneously on Controller #2.

Note: This will only work in the shop, not the black market. You must use controller 2, doing this with controller 1 will generally raise the prices.

Also, in some shops, you need to be a level higher than the world you are in. So if you are trying to lower prices in world 3 you will need to be level 4.

Level Passwords

To enter a password you will need to play the game, and die. Then hit the Home button and bring up the software reset screen and reset the game.

When the start screen appears to use the minus button to select continue and press the plus button to activate it, then enter any of the following passwords.

Note: Old passwords for the NES version of Kid Icarus do not work, but these passwords from the Wii Virtual Console release do work. Also, these passwords contain zeroes [ 0 ] and capital letter o's [ O ]. Also, the characters at the beginning of the codes are a capital i [ I ], not a lower case L (there are no L's in any of these codes. So double check your code entry if you get a failure on any of these codes.

World 1-2

575 Hearts, 8 Mallets, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2am O2!800 OW000G 400aIh

World 1-3

95 Hearts, 8 Mallets, 1 Feather Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2eH T2V100 kWG00G 400eoN

World 1-4

302 Hearts, 12 Mallets, 1 Feather, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2OJ W2k400 GmG00G 400W3r

World 2-1

999 Hearts, 12 Mallets, 1 Feather, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2Se i2dF00 emG00G K00Wai

World 2-2

519 Hearts, 20 Mallets, 4 Feathers, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX282 u27800 MG110G K00aa!

World 2-3

284 Hearts, 23 Mallets, 5 Feathers, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX201 !2S400 eSH10G K00eKG

World 2-4

112 Hearts, 25 Mallets, 5 Feathers, 1 Potion, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2is 83m100 caH11G K00WLh

World 3-1

999 Hearts, 25 Mallets, 5 Feathers, 1 Potion, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2uB N3dF00 maH11G K10WsP

World 3-2

999 Hearts, 25 Mallets, 5 Feathers, 1 Potion, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2SO O3dF00 eaH11G K10a6g

World 3-3


999 Hearts, 25 Mallets, 6 Feathers, 1 Potion, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2yG T3dF00 ?aX11G K10ec7

World 3-4

999 Hearts, 26 Mallets, 6 Feathers, 1 Potion, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2SQ V3dF00 ueX11G K10WNg

World 4-1

999 Hearts, 26 Mallets, 6 Feathers, 1 Potion, Sacred Bow, Protective Crystal, Fire Arrows, Strength = 5, Endurance = 5
Cheat code: IeX2mN c3dF00 ueX11G K50WOZ

    Hints and Tips:

    Use the Right Controller

    As Kid Icarus is a platformer video game, it is recommended that you use either the Wii Classic Controller or a Gamecube controller to play the game.

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