I suppose if you wanted the game to be identical in every way, then you'd be disappointed that they recoded the password system.Originally Posted by En4Neo
Taking a more philosophical approach, you'll see that this step was necessary to put the game in the same "new" state as when it was first released.
If you download Mario 64 for the VC, are you pissed off that you can't start off with 120 stars, which you got on the original N64 cartridge? If not, why not?
This is the same situation with Kid Icarus. Nintendo is giving you the games as they were intended to be played: from beginning to end.
Nintendo had to do work in order to change the password system, so you can be sure that it was a considered decision.
I could see if they cut a bunch of levels out of a game, but the mechanics of Kid Icarus are identical to the original.
For me it actually recreates the original playing experience better this way. I'm going through the levels one by one and writing down passwords...just like I did 20 years ago...