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  • Summary: Kid Icarus: Uprising is the long-awaited franchise follow-up to the NES classic.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 75
  2. Negative: 1 out of 75
  1. Apr 7, 2012
    100
    Pit's triumphant return doesn't just represent another classic that Nintendo should be proud of it also raises the bar to truly heavenly heights. If this monumental title represents what the 3DS is capable of then owners should consider themselves blessed
  2. It feels far bigger than the console upon which it appears, it's deeper than most home console titles and more content-packed than any other 3DS game yet released.
  3. Mar 28, 2012
    90
    Even with it's awkward control system, Kid Icarus: Uprising is one of the best action games on the Nintendo 3DS. It really deserves your money!
  4. Apr 4, 2012
    85
    Sakurai did it again. The rebirth of Kid Icarus is nothing less than a game packed with action, great graphics, superb writing and many inspired gameplay ideas.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 9, 2012
    80
    Outstanding colorful and funny action game demands to learn the controls well but the reward is worthy – hours and hours of pure entertainment. [May 2012]
  6. Mar 25, 2012
    80
    A great hardcore action game, with surprisingly deep difficulty and customization options.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    42
    The single player is a complete waste despite the hefty amount of content put into it. If you're going to enjoy Kid Icarus: Uprising, it's because you can stand the awful controls and really badly want something to play online. If you're considering the game for any other reason than that, I highly recommend catching the next updraft and tossing it into the sun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 188
  1. Mar 23, 2012
    10
    Great game, controls take some getting used to but work beautifully once mastered. The difficulty is adjustable from easy, clear up toGreat game, controls take some getting used to but work beautifully once mastered. The difficulty is adjustable from easy, clear up to impossible almost. Great artwork, clever story, and dialog. Truly another masterpiece title from Nintendo. Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2018
    10
    Don't listen to those people with the low scores! This game is one, if not the best, multiplayer games on the system, while still holding aDon't listen to those people with the low scores! This game is one, if not the best, multiplayer games on the system, while still holding a near-infinite amount of hours of gameplay trying to create the perfect weapon. The voice acting is awesome and genuinely funny. It has a great length and is one of the best 3DS games period. I hear people complain about having to use the stylus to aim, but it works well! When I first got it I hated the idea of using the "stylus gimmick", but it is so awesome! In summary, If you like Legend of Zelda, Challenging games, Multiplayer, Shooters, Fun, Good storytelling, and Comedy, this game is for you. I highly recommend this game Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    LOVE THIS GAME! The controls are a little hard to understand at first but in under 5 minutes you'll get the picture. This game is INCREDIBLYLOVE THIS GAME! The controls are a little hard to understand at first but in under 5 minutes you'll get the picture. This game is INCREDIBLY fast-paced...which is awesome. The Dialogue in the game is also funny as a naked bunny. BEST $40.00 EVER... Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2012
    10
    This game is the start of a new high standard Nintendo First part game. Amazing story, humor, voice acting, combat, collectables, andThis game is the start of a new high standard Nintendo First part game. Amazing story, humor, voice acting, combat, collectables, and multiplayer. The game has many hardcore parts and cinematics that you would not expect from a Nintendo game. The multiplayer is balanced and extremely fun. This has been the best Nintendo game in forever and I cannot wait to see more games in the series. Welcome back Pit, you are here to stay! Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2013
    9
    not for people who cant handle stylus controls

    this game has a very good story, Great multi--player (when there's no afk problem) and
    not for people who cant handle stylus controls

    this game has a very good story, Great multi--player (when there's no afk problem) and wonderful game feel,

    i play lots of games that use Stylus controls, if you hate on stylus games then your not going to enjoy this game, the stylus controls are Very accurate, you are able to configure the controls however you like on the options and the sensitivity of the touch screen, the game plays like challenging a fast paced 3rd person shooter
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  6. Feb 6, 2013
    9
    This game is awesome. The dialogues are such fun and everything is an explosion of action, motion and vivacity. The air battle are my faves,This game is awesome. The dialogues are such fun and everything is an explosion of action, motion and vivacity. The air battle are my faves, because I love to shoot enemies while watching the environment beneath me, and it's also easier to dodge attacks. There is plenty of weapons and the challenges are many. The controls are different from every other game and at first they could be a little frustrating, but when you'll get used to them, you'll go just fine. Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2016
    0
    This is one of the sadest 3DS games to review: It has nice production values, it is charming, and is a game i really wanted to like.

    But it
    This is one of the sadest 3DS games to review: It has nice production values, it is charming, and is a game i really wanted to like.

    But it is totally unplayable because of the controls. Especially if you are left handed like myself. I never understood why Nintendo never released a patch to at least give left handed people the option to invert controls. Did they never playtested this thing? Are all their beta testers right handed? WTF?

    I am sorry, but if you game has totally abysmal controls, and on top of that it has even worse controls for almost half the population, then no matter the graphics or cool gameplay you put in your game, your game is trash.
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