I just purchased a 3ds xl on Friday - I'm interested in kid Icarus but very skeptical of the controls. .. Is it worth trying it out for $20, or investing in super Mario 3d land instead?
Get 3D Land, it's a great game. The problem with Kid Icarus is that the flight levels are very fun and the landscapes and backgrounds are gorgeous but all the on ground parts are awful. The controls are very wonky. The fact that it comes with a stand kind of says something about the controls.