Pro tip: Secret passwords in Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus holds a special place in a lot of people's hearts for some reason.

But it's a pretty unforgiving game, especially at the beginning. Take one wrong step and:

I've never actually managed to make it too far without resorting to putting in cheats. Like this one:

Once you put that one in, you're given all of the treasures that you normally spend the majority of the game getting

And you get transported to the final stage with unlimited life. You can't lose!

Unless you're playing this on the Wii Virtual Console. This secret password doesn't work on that version of the game. Just on the original NES, I'm afraid.