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7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 45
  2. Negative: 7 out of 45

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  1. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    A very wise move for Nintendo as it makes this 8-bit classic a visual masterpiece and keeps to the original game's control scheme. It truly is essential for this game to appear on the E-shop as Kid Icarus: Uprising is on it's way.
  2. Apr 22, 2012
    10
    Gaming veterans should be pleased that the majority of this game still holds to the spirit of the classic NES version. updated graphics and some improvement in the sound effects also add to the charm of this title. the 3D update is a novel touch! the Difficulty is about what you'd expect for a game from the NES era (as in, actually holds a decent challenge) but for newer players that aren't used to the levels of difficulty that we older-gamers grew up with, it's a worthy addition to your library. Now's your chance to either relive the bygone days of your youth if you grew up with this title... or it's the chance for the younger crowd to see just what games used to be like back in the 8-bit days. Certainly a challenge and more than worth the price of admission. Collapse
  3. Apr 22, 2012
    0
    Gaming veterans should be pleased that the majority of this game still holds to the spirit of the classic NES version. updated graphics and some improvement in the sound effects also add to the charm of this title. the 3D update is a novel touch! the Difficulty is about what you'd expect for a game from the NES era (as in, actually holds a decent challenge) but for newer players that aren't used to the levels of difficulty that we older-gamers grew up with, it's a worthy addition to your library. Now's your chance to either relive the bygone days of your youth if you grew up with this title... or it's the chance for the younger crowd to see just what games used to be like back in the 8-bit days. Certainly a challenge and more than worth the price of admission. Collapse
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 70
    This 3D Classic is surprisingly good given the base material. I actually recommend it highly. Try playing with classic controls first, then custom controls, and see how much different the experience is. As somebody who'd simply dismissed the game up until now, I'm glad I had the chance to play it because Kid Icarus is unexpectedly enjoyable.
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    70
    A classic game that few modern gamers know. You should take a look at it -especially if you're going to purchase Kid Icarus Uprsising- just to see how everything began.
  3. Mar 14, 2012
    85
    Essential stuff. [Apr 2012, p.89]