For this next piece, let's consider Kid Icarus, one of Nintendo's oldest franchises which just recently showed how much more potential it really holds. The original Kid Icarus was considered a sort of 'sister' game to Metroid, due to it having the same development team and releasing only a few months later in the same year. Though the gameplay may have shared some passing similarities to Metroid, Kid icarus was primarily a run 'n' gun action game that played something like a vertically scrolling Mega Man game. Chock full of references to Greek mythology and just downright strange elements (an eggplant wizard?), it certainly carved out an identity for itself.