Kid Icarus: Uprising

Console Nintendo 3DS
Publisher Nintendo
Genre Other
Region EU , US
Views 19,257
Downloads 19,906
Released 22 March 2012
File size 1.18 G
3.7/5 (17 votes)
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Welcome to the thrilling universe of “Kid Icarus: Uprising,” where our winged protagonist, Pit, is back on another celestial mission after a 25-year gap since the original “Kid Icarus” game. Serving under the luminescent deity Palutena, Pit seeks to conquer the menacing dark goddess Medusa. Just when you think you’ve figured it all out, boom! Plot twist: Medusa is merely a puppet on a string, controlled by forces even more evil. From an angelic third-person perspective, you get to take on an epic quest fighting other powerful gods, choosing from an arsenal of weapons, and navigating through multiple game modes. Now let’s dive deep into what makes this 3DS adventure tick, shall we?


Once upon a time, in celestial politics and angelic warfare, Pit was given a grand mission by Palutena: obliterate Medusa and her sinister minions. After a climactic showdown aided by Poseidon, the god of the sea, they defeat the dark goddess. But lo and behold, this Medusa business turns out to be an entree—a full three-course dinner of villainy is waiting. Medusa was a sock puppet, manipulated by cosmic powers far more significant than her. The real quest unfolds from this point as Pit sets out to battle a series of powerful gods.


Choice is the name of the game when it comes to combat. Forget dull swords and dusty bows; Pit has a whole caboodle of arms at his disposal. You’ve got ranged attacks for when you want to rain terror from a distance and melee ones for those “in-your-face” moments. Each weapon has its own set of pros and cons, so choose wisely, young squire! Want to spice things up? Gems are here to give your guns that extra oomph. Using hearts, these gems can be grafted onto one weapon or even split into another to craft an epic weapon of mass destruction.


No one can accuse “Kid Icarus: Uprising” of monotony. You get to fight both on terra firma and up in the clouds. Some levels even offer vehicles to commandeer, giving you that Mario Kart vibe in a more heavenly setting. Whether battling Medusa’s minions on foot or dogfighting with them in the sky, the game keeps you on your toes. And let’s not forget those boss fights—each one is a crash course in adaptability, with different attack patterns requiring you to think fast or get smushed.


Ah, bosses—the bane and boon of any action game. In “Kid Icarus: Uprising,” each boss serves as a graduation exam for your warrior skills. As you navigate through the game, you’ll be pitted (pun intended!) against these super-sized adversaries, each with a distinct attacking style. Dodge, counter, attack! This is no time for thumb yoga; it’s a full-body workout for your fingers. Fail to adapt to the bosses’ unique tactics, and you’ll find yourself back at the drawing board—or at least, a previous save point.


Just when you thought you’d had your fill of heroics, the game introduces a multiplayer online mode. Team up with your buddies to tackle story mode or unleash your competitive spirit in a full-blown battle royale featuring up to eight players. Whether joining forces or going head-to-head, this feature adds a social dimension to a robust gaming experience.

So, if you’re a fan of action, adventure, and a good dose of humor, it’s high time you experienced the heavenly charm of “Kid Icarus: Uprising.” From its intricate plot to its versatile gameplay, this game is a feather in the cap of the 3DS library. Get those thumbs ready, warriors!

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