This page explains in detail the interactions between the Kid Icarus series and the Mario series.

Super Mario: Die Bescherung

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Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Peach, Link, Toad, Mega Man and Pit celebrating.

June 1992

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This comic published on the german Club Nintendo magazine, is about Mario, Luigi and Peach organizing a Christmas party, and its title roughly translates to "Super Mario: The giving out of the Christmas presents". The first page shows the trio buying presents and prepearing the party, while in the second page all their guests arrive. These are Yoshi, Toad, Mega Man and Pit.

After some celebration Mario leaves the house for no apparent reason, and after a while a person wearing a Santa Clause costume enters the room. Luigi and Link easly figure him to be Mario, but then Mario comes in revealing that the one in the Santa's outfit is actually Santa himself.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

20120322 March 22, 2012

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When Palutena tells Pit about Powers, Pit says, "Looks like all that Dr. Mario is about to pay off!"

Additionally, names used by CPU players in Together Mode include Mario, Peach, Daisy, Toad, and Fawful (this last one being the major antagonist in the Mario & Luigi series).

NES Remix 2

20140424 April 24, 2014


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NESR2 Remix2 20-5

Stage 20-5 of the Remix II challenges is based on Kid Icarus, with the player controlling Pit, however the enviroment itself is made of blocks from the Mario series, specifically from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and there are 18 coins actually based on the ones from Super Mario Bros. 3, and the objective is to collect them all in 100 seconds. The graphics are based on underground sections of The Lost Levels, with blue bricks and black background, but the level design is not based on any actual area from the game.

Super Mario Maker

2015910 September 10, 2015


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Two of the unlockable costumes that Mario can wear in the game by using a Mystery Mushroom are based on characters from the Kid Icarus series, specifically:

  • Pit: modification of his sprite from Kid Icarus, adjusted to match his current colors and Small Mario's height, when worn it replaces the sound effects with sounds from that game.
  • Palutena: a completely original 8-bit design based on her current appearance, rather than her original sprite from Kid Icarus.
  • Dark Pit: a recolor of Pit's costume based on Dark Pit's color scheme, when worn it replaces some sound effects with sounds from Kid Icarus: Uprising.

All three costumes can alternatively be unlocked by using the respective amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series.


Copyrights for both series are held by Nintendo.