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Hikari Shinwa - Palthena no Kagami [Model FMC-PTM]

Nintendo Famicom disk published 38 years ago by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

光神話 パルテナの鏡 © 1986 Nintendo Company, Limited.
(Hikari Shinwa - Palthena no Kagami)

Hikari Shinwa is a challenging action/platform game by Intelligent Systems (published by Nintendo) based on Greek mythology. In the country of Angel Land, the cute princess Palutena has been kidnapped by the evil Medusa. Pit, a young and courageous angel boy, seems to be the only one who can bring her back and save the angel world. Pit starts in the underworld jail and fights his way through four vast stages, up to the sky world and Medusa's lair. But beware, some vertical stages can not be backtracked. Pit's only weapons are his bow and arrows. Defeated enemies drop little heats which can be used to purchase special items such as healing potions, hammers or magic feathers. Pit's arrows and bow also receive upgrades from time to time. Special weapons can also be collected throughout the game and be used at the end, for the final duel against Medusa. Each area counts a fortress and a mean boss hides within its walls. There, Pit can use all the hammers he collected earlier to free poor soldiers turned in stone by Medusa. Once delivered, they can help him in his quest and give him clues on how to defeat the area's guardians.

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Hikari Shinwa was released on December 19, 1986 in Japan at a retail price of 2600 Yen.

The title, Hikari Shinwa - Palthena no Kagami, translates from Japanese as "Light Mythology - Partena's Mirror".

Export releases:
[US] "Kid Icarus - Angel Land Story [Model NES-KI-USA]"
[EU] "Kid Icarus - Angel Land Story [Model NES-KI-NOE]"
[EU] "Kid Icarus - Angel Land Story [Model NES-KI-EEC]"
[FR] "Kid Icarus - Angel Land Story [Model NES-KI-FRA]"

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The second Famicom controller had a built-in microphone. It wasn't used in many games, but in tis game, shopkeepers sometimes gave players discount when they talked into it.


Executive Producer: Hiroshi Yamauchi
Producer: Gunpei Yokoi
Director: Satoru Okada
Scenario Design: Mr. Inusawa
Art Design: Mr. Haigo
Graphic Design: Mr. Makorin
Main Program: Nonae Yoshikawa, Jodnoe Togaway, Ban Ban
Game Design: Masao Yamamoto, Hiroji Kiyotake, Yoshio Sakamoto, Masafumi Sakashita, Makoto Kanoh
Sound Composition: Hirokazu Tanaka


Game's ROM.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel;