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Kid Icarus Uprising 3DS
The pack includes:
6 AR Cards
Nintendo 3DS stand for extra playing comfort
One of the most beloved franchises in Nintendo's long history makes its glorious return in spectacular 3D. Pit of Kid Icarus fame is back in a new game designed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system by Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. franchises, and his development team at Project Sora. Kid Icarus: Uprising is a fast-paced and actionpacked blend of aerial and ground-based shooting built on elegantly intuitive and streamlined play control. This follow-up to the original Kid Icarus - released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987 - has been at the top of gamers' wish lists for years.
Boasting game play that is easy to pick up but incredibly deep, the game is sure to satisfy novice gamers as well as fans who have been clamoring for a new installment in the franchise. The hero, Pit, teams up with Palutena, the goddess of light, who bestows on him the miracle of flight for limited stretches. With this gift, Pit soars through the skies, shooting down swarms of enemies, then alights and engages in frantic ground-based battles against Medusa's underworld army.
Find and collect numerous weapons and items that offer bonuses and ability boosts. Players can choose weapons before they send Pit into battle, giving them countless layers of strategies in each level.
Players can choose between a basic Blade, basic Claws and a basic Orbitar weapon. Blades are well-balanced, Claws have limited reach but increase running speed and the Orbitars can shoot two shots that grow in power over distance.
Kid Icarus Uprising 3DS
12 months ago
I was so excited when I heard about this being released and had it pre-ordered for ages! I'm so impressed with this game and it never gets old. I heard a lot of people have had difficulty with the control handling but personally had no problem. I wouldn't let it put you off buying such an impressive game, everything about it is amazing. From the witty humour and characters, to the detail of the game and all the collectables and features.
From the creators of the Smash Bros. series comes an amazing single / multi-player experience. Its addictive charm grabs you and won't let go as you progress and the hundreds of items and cards to collect are the icing on the cake. Do not be put off by the initial controls as within 15-20 minutes you will adapt and actually realise that they are intuatuive and work suprisingly well. The stand that comes with the game is great too and the 3DS comfortably sits on it wihtout any chance of slipping off. If you are familiar with Smash Bros. then you feel at home with multi-player which takes a third-person perspective.
Every 3DS owner should get this game; it's an essential purchase! I honestly can't fault this game!
Joe Anderson (Editor) |
2 years ago
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Kid Icarus is back. Developed by Project Sora the famed Nintendo icon marks his return with Uprising on the 3DS.
Due out in 2012, Kid Icarus: Uprising looks to pick up where it left off all those years ago by utilizing Nintendo’s new hardware to get a unique and hardcore experience that is hard for any other 3DS game to match. By combining a fast action paced experience with impressive visuals and of course the 3D effect, Nintendo might have a gem here.
Kid Icarus: Uprising follows Pit, the games protagonist as he battles with Medusa who is looking to destroy all humanity and it’s up to Pit to stop her. Equipped with an arsenal of weapons, Pit has to fly from world to world defeating monsters and bosses with the ultimate goal of stopping Medusa in her tracks. Weapons range from swords to claws, all are very effective whether the enemy be in close range or shooting distance. What also works well within the game is that the characters are always interacting with each other while in combat. An overlay of the characters in speech appears on the bottom screen of the 3DS whilst aiming. The presentation of this is in the form of static characters on the screen with voiceovers overlapping the combat noises.
At its core, Kid Icarus is an on-the-rails shooter. However the game throws in a bit of variety and grounds Pit from the sky and has him progress through a linear map with a boss battle at the end. The main chunk of the game consists of you taking control of Pit and flying through levels shooting monsters. You control Pit with the left analog stick to move him across the screen. To aim you use the 3DS stylus on the bottom screen and as you’d expect is a pretty responsive solution to the 3DS not having dual analogs. Shooting is assigned to the left trigger and when combined with the moving and aiming it provides a very robust control method to the frantic nature of the game. Whilst most of the game you’ll be shooting enemies it’s easy to forget the game has a melee combat system in place. When enemies get too close you can press the L trigger and unleash a slash from your sword. It provides an alternative to players who grow tiresome of constant shooting and can’t be relied on to clear rooms of enemies.
The graphics in Uprising are impressive. Pit and all the other characters are well rendered and have good detail in them. Soaring through the sky it makes it feel as though you’re doing just that. Wind lines brush past you as you’re shooting your way through enemies, landmarks around the levels have high detail which most games lack and enemy design is creative and adventurous.
Levels, as mentioned above, consist of flying and ground levels. While your soaring through the sky with Pit the game does a good job of giving the fast action paced feeling. Enemies will flash across the screen at any angle and you’re continually having to adjust where you’re shooting to stay alive. The other element to the game is the ground sections. This is the more disappointing section of the game and really takes the shine away from the flying portion. When playing these sections navigating Pit can be a pain. The character hops around and can be really awkward to see and control. However the gameplay relatively stays the same. You move around, aim and shoot enemies in the same way as you did in the flying section of the game.
Of course the game utilizes the 3D effect on the 3DS. I found that this game is the one of few that really uses the 3D effect well, one of the best in fact. With the 3D slider ramped all the way up it provides an eye pleasing picture that was equally as good to play on. The game does a good job when in full 3D to give the sense of chaos with fireballs and lasers from enemies coming at you.
All in all Kid Icarus: Uprising is shaping up to be one of Nintendo’s premier titles and backs it up with strong, fast and frantic gameplay with a great 3D effect. It should definitely be on every 3DS owners list of games.
Kid Icarus: Uprising launches in 2012 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS
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Kid Icarus E3 TrailerKid Icarus: Uprising is a fast paced and actionpacked blend of aerial and ground-based shooting built on elegantly intuitive and streamlined play control. This follow-up to the original Kid Icarus - released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987 - has been at the top of gamers' wish lists for years.
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