Kid Icarus: Uprising Review (Nintendo 3DS)
Posted by Joshua Kannegiesser, May 03, 2012 18:45
The Original Kid Icarus game for Nintendo’s first console is considered by most gamers of that console cycle as a cult classic. Kid Icarus had set new standards for console games by creating the perfect mixture of gaming ingredients; a little bit of platforming, a chuck of side scrolling, a pinch of RPG elements, and a sprinkle of a simple inventory system overlaid with a fantastic soundtrack for its time, all wrapped into one cartridge meal. A follow up sequel came out on the Game Boy call Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monster in 1991, fast forward nearly 20 years later we are rewarded with the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising!
Don’t worry about not having played any of the first 2 games in the series, besides a short mention of Medusa’s escape maybe due to her being defeated or captured in the previous games, the rest of “Uprising” is a fresh new story.
Nintendo has done a wonderful job integrating a large portion on the 3DS’s hardware features into “Uprising” like the use of the play coins, street and spot passes, and the augmented reality and online multiplayer features. You can use the play coins to make offerings to Palutena to receive 3D models of game characters and items to view and collect. Each copy of the game comes with 6 augmented reality cards to put your creativity to the test. You can use the street/spot pass to share items and weapons with other 3DS gamers that you capture into gems. There is even an achievement system in the game that when certain objectives are met unlock panels that reveal a Kid Icarus picture!
Kid Icarus Sound
One of the most noteworthy aspects of the original NES game was its soundtrack and I am proud to say that Kid Icarus: Uprising is here to continue the series’ legacy. Not only is “uprising” delivering the great score to the game with the standard music and sound effects it has upped the ante by adding voice acting for its characters. Most of them have never been given voices before and that is the one greatest thing that will stand out when discussing the sound topic of the game.
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