Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo 3DS, 2012)
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About this product
- Product InformationDesigned by Kirby and Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai, Kid Icarus: Uprising, alternates between flight sequences and ground-based combat as angelic hero Pit confronts the dark forces of Medusa. In the air, the game is played like a rail-based shooter, with each third-person flight sequence lasting approximately five minutes. On land, players collect treasures, acquire powerful new weapons, and battle an assortment of creatures inspired by Greek mythology. Designed exclusively for Nintendo 3DS, you can take this portable Nintendo game with you everywhere you go. You can control it with the circle pad and stylus, while left-handed players get the most of it when using the Circle Pad Pro peripheral. The game includes support for team-based multiplayer competition and players can use specially designed augmented reality cards to engage in battles with 3D characters.
- GameKid Icarus: Uprising
- PlatformNintendo 3DS
- ESRB RatingE10+ - Everyone 10+
- GenreAction, Adventure
- ESRB DescriptorComic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-6
- Release Year2012
- Game Special Features
- Battle the minions of Medusa in the air and on the ground
- Includes team-based multiplayer matches
- Use specially designed AR Cards to view 3D characters and engage in battles
- Battle the minions of Medusa in the air and on the ground
- Game SeriesKid Icarus Series
Most relevant reviews
- zmg970060Jan 28, 2016by
Why Is This Game So Overrated?
When this game first came out it didn't appeal to me, but I didn't hate it. I had heard a lot about the game from Super Smash Bros. 3DS, which made me take an interest in it. Although my mom bought it for me, and I appreciated it, it's an awful game. It's the worst game I've ever played! The controls are way too simplistic. You use the circle pad to move, the stylus pen to aim, and the L button to shoot. Not much of a game is it? You'd think that with controls like that it would be easy, but no, it's very hard! Also, the characters never stop talking, which makes it hard to focus on playing the game. The story isn't really a story at all. It's a chopped up mess. The only good thing I can say about it is that the graphics are very good, even though they're very grainy. Please don't waste your money or time on this horrible game.Read full review
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- enycazJan 04, 2014by
If you own a 3DS, this is a must have! Its alot of fun!
This is a great game, full of action and a balanced story within each chapter. If you have a 3ds this is one of the top 10 must gets for it. It may be set at a certain level(easy) at first and you can adjust it right after you beat the first chapter. The controls are great! Every button is adjustable. The only part is if you have an XL and/or equipped with accessories-it becomes extremely stressful on your wrist (you carry it primarily with one hand) after prolonged use. This can help develop carpel tunnel. For this reason they provided a stand included with the game. You can also alleviate this by changing the stylus to no stylus and a circle pad can help that as well.
-- story and humor---
-- action paced---
--Level and character Design---
--Replay level - Very high----
-Cons:If the control scheme is to use with a stylus: An XL or LL may cause stress on the wrist if you cannot
use it with a stand, circle pad pro or similar accessories after a prolonged use-and its hard to stop playing. Watch out if it starts getting painful on the fingers or wrist.Read full review
- jonnymonster91Oct 22, 2013by
If you want a challenging action packed game on the 3ds, this one's for you
Easily one of the best games on the 3ds, Kid Icarus: Uprising is overflowing with fast action and satisfying gameplay. Visuals are solid, especially with the 3d effect. The entire game is fully voice acted, which helps involve you in the story as you blast demons bent on destroying the world with your magic weapons. Not only is the voice acting ever present, it is also very well done and never really gets annoying as poor voice acting can often do. In this case, it is much the opposite effect. The weapon system is much deeper than I anticipated, allowing you to fuse, destroy and trade weapons over Spotpass. The game has several levels of difficulty, all the way up to 9, ensuring a large amount of replayability, especially if you love a challenge.
The gameplay consists of flying levels where you aim and shoot using the touch screen to aim and the left bumber to fire and the circle pad to dodge enemy fire. The controls remain largely the same on foot, where you run around, shooting or meleeing your enemies. There is really never a dull moment. This is an absolute must-have for any 3ds owners who enjoy action games.Read full review
- the_attidudeApr 05, 2013by
While controls are not perfect, the whole game nearly is!
When I was out to but a Nintendo 3DS XL, I saw this game, seeing how I liked the image of this franchise in the Wii's Super Smash Brothers Brawl title, I decided to buy it and give it a whirl.
It was my first 3DS title and I'm SOOOO glad it was.
To begin, this game, as visually stunning as it is (even the 3D component works well with them), is extremely hard to categorize; it's an action-packed adventure with loads of arcade-like fighting and third-person shooting (there's a first-person view as well). Nevertheless, as intense as that might sound, its not as violent as it sounds either.
This game has an awesome Solo mode where you mainly control the angel, Pit, who serves the Goddess of Light, Palutena, who vies to help humanity from its own woes and wars while confronting their own problems amidst the world of the Gods. There are a couple of levels that are exceptions, but are still as interesting as all the others.
And that's where the magic of the game lies: there's practically NEVER a dull moment in this game - the levels are well-constructed with combinations of aerial combat that maneuvers like rail-shooting games and land assaults with gorgeous visuals to boot; amazing lighting and details across the board.
But it's not all up to the graphics, ALL the characters in the Solo story mode, have SO much personality and spot-on deliveries of dialogue, that you'll definitely be laughing every now and then. I'm not highly knowledgeable of Greek Mythology but I think its safe to say that even the "Greek nerds" would find a number of qualities in the game's characters and plot.
The Default Controls are overall, pretty smooth; even though trigger and movement on your left hand and your stylus on the Touch Screen to aim can feel awkward at times, it really depends on how you are positioned and/or seated. The stand that game is naturally bundled with, becomes useful with this notion if you are by a desk or table. The controls are also customizable to my knowledge.
And the online (Together) mode (HOLY MOLEY the online mode!) is AWESOME; No jokes here;
There's a team-based Light vs. Dark mode and a Free-for-all mode and they are all very playable, no dirty tricks, no players that cheat (or seem to cheat), just pure wholesome fun, especially after spending some hours in the solo mode. Together mode is not exactly something you can jump right into, but after gaining familiarity with the controls, your stats and enjoyment of the mode can easily reflect it.
To top it all off, the PHENOMENAL soundtrack (composed by Motoi Sakuraba and others)certainly ties all these things together into a memorable game.
Truly, a MUCH BETTER experience for a first game than Mario Kart DS, which was my first game for my Blue Original DS system.
If you enjoy orchestrated music, Greek Gods, Fast-Paced Action, and/or Online Combat this will make an ideal game to accompany that freshly-bought 3DS of yours. The controls, while they may be awkward and might not entirely resolved fo you, everything else in this game is so epic and attention-grabbing, that you'll forgot all about the little inconveniences.
Even the provided stand can alone be worth buying the game, as I see it would ideal stability for recording "Let's Play" videos. Make sure it comes with the game or buy it brand new.Read full review
- sqwiffleJun 16, 2014by
Awesome game, and worth the money!
If you don't mind the awkward controls when it comes to viewing the game, it's a pretty great game and it goes at quick pace with a bit of extra content. The only downside is that when you're surrounded by monsters, the view puts a few in your blindspots or you have trouble finding them at all. You can change the set up though which is nice, but in my opinion it didn't really help me much.