Kid Icarus (series)
Kid Icarus is a video game series developed and published by Nintendo. The series has two games - Kid Icarus and Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters - and one upcoming game - Kid Icarus: Uprising. The games follow Pit's efforts to save Palutena from the forces of evil. The game is heavily influenced by Greek mythology.
The games in the Kid Icarus series blend elements of platforming, action, and RPG games. Pit navigates through stages by jumping because he is - for the most part - unable to fly. He uses a bow to defend himself and defeat opponents. Pit can collect Hearts from defeated enemies. Hearts are used to purchase weapons, armor, potions, and other tools. Pit's health bar increases as the game progresses.
Angel Land is divided into four regions: Underworld, Overworld, Skyworld, and Palace in the Sky. In each game, Pit begins in the Underworld and slowly ascends to the Palace in the Sky. Underworld and Skyworld stages are primarily vertical. Overworld stages are primarily horizontal.