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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: 5 out of 203
  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. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    La mejor entrega de toda la saga 100% recomendable y realmente uno de los mejores juegos de todo el catálogo de la 3ds. Simplemente increíble
  3. May 6, 2012
    10
    Wanna make this short and sweet this is great game and you should own it.

    it has wealth of options and online play!! yea controls are fiddly
    Wanna make this short and sweet this is great game and you should own it.

    it has wealth of options and online play!!

    yea controls are fiddly to get the hang of but like all good gamers. We learn and become better at it. there's so much to unlock and its a game that has more surprises then meets the eye!

    Don't take my word for it! just try it yourself:P
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  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. Oct 2, 2013
    9
    Kid Icarus: Uprising is easily one of the best Nintendo 3DS games in the library of great games. The first game in the series in about 20Kid Icarus: Uprising is easily one of the best Nintendo 3DS games in the library of great games. The first game in the series in about 20 years, Uprising starts about 25 years after the event of the original NES title. Medusa has been revived and Pit, with help from Palutena, goddess of light, must save the world. Dialogue is very witty and hilarious at times. Characters are well thought out, and the voice actors do well to bring them to life. Pit can use a multitude of weapons, all with both ranged and melee combat, some less than others. For example, a staff has very good ranged attacks with terrible melee, and clubs are the polar opposite. These weapons can be kept, made into hearts(currency), or fused together to make new weapons. All weapons also have different attributes, both positive and negative. Controls have been said to be clunky or uncomfortable. Once played enough to get used to, these will be the only controls that feel right. Environments are are very pretty and push the 3DS to its limits, especially in the air sections, which play like an on-rails shooter. Ground battles are what people tend to have issues with. All in all, Kid Icarus:Uprising is a fantastic game, and a must have for 3DS owners. Expand
  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. 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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