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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: 6 out of 207
  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. Jan 24, 2021
    10
    Very bizarre experience from our lord and savior Masahiro Sakurai.

    Gameplay: It might sound rough and hard but it is very daring for 3DS
    Very bizarre experience from our lord and savior Masahiro Sakurai.

    Gameplay: It might sound rough and hard but it is very daring for 3DS games. It is certainly rough at first, but when you get the hang of it, it is the best gameplay available on the 3DS. You can select difficulty to fit your match. Many customization weapons/ skills and play styles. The possibility is endless. There will be point in game that you felt like how is this possible on 3DS? It is too good to be true.

    Story: Humorous and amazing. Every character and story are quite good and memorable. Making goddess into anime character is one of the best thing ever. It is very fun story and dialogue along the way. It might be rough to catch up as you have to separate the eye and ear when fighting monster and listening to talking at the same time. But story is very great which make the game not too tense. Many twist and turn. Pit, Palutena, Viridi, Dark Pit and more have their own character which are just so shining.

    Overall: This is a must play game on 3DS. It is not a game, it is an experience. The quality is AAA and so perfect in every way possible
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  3. Apr 29, 2012
    10
    best handheld game i have ever played, i play lvd with my friends all the time the campaign was very good and pretty long. ive heard alot ofbest handheld game i have ever played, i play lvd with my friends all the time the campaign was very good and pretty long. ive heard alot of people talking garbage about the controls and really i think they are great you really have to aim and the dodging in super fun i really cant say a game is better then this one thats out right now Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2012
    10
    I love this game, as a lefty I struggled with the first level, but after that it let me toggle my controls in the options setting, if youI love this game, as a lefty I struggled with the first level, but after that it let me toggle my controls in the options setting, if you are struggling with the controls then you were either too stupid or too lazy to check the settings and edit them yourself. If you really want to use the circle pad then get the circle pad pro. Gosh people! 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. Apr 23, 2012
    9
    Nothing new to add here from the other comments. Great gameplay, variety of weapons and powers make the game fun to explore. LOVE THENothing new to add here from the other comments. Great gameplay, variety of weapons and powers make the game fun to explore. LOVE THE DIALOGUE, and multiplayer is very fun. Graphics are good, soundtrack is amazing....
    really, i dont know why people complain so much about the controls :, you could all change it to suit you and a 3ds stand should have been included with the game purchase.
    worth the 40$!!
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  7. Mar 24, 2012
    0
    A complete and utter disappointment. The game was very overhyped and it failed to deliver. The control scheme is broken, which is a shameA complete and utter disappointment. The game was very overhyped and it failed to deliver. The control scheme is broken, which is a shame consider how the actual game is quite good. Considering how game breaking the controls are, I have to rate this one low, especially considering the expectations. Expand

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