I did actually play the original Kid Icarus for the NES and the 2nd game Kid Icarus: Myths and Monsters for the Gameboy and I enjoyed all the references that Uprising sported from previous titles. I wish that I could relate to the new Kid Icarus fans, but sadly, I cannot. So, poor them. I liked this animation and how it sort of was speaking to Nintendo about how not every single person had played a previous title. The animation was pretty smooth and funny (but it was a little choppy in the beginning). All my 5.