Spotlight: Kid Icarus Uprising

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The Kid Icarus franchise is definitely one of Nintendo’s less recognizable series. The original game came out in 1986 and saw only one sequel, a game boy title in 1991.

Some 21 years after Kid Icarus: Of Myths And Monsters, the world finally got a new Kid Icarus game in the form of the 3DS exclusive Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Uprising featured some tricky touch-based controls (largely influenced by the old 3DS’ lack of a second stick) that turned some people off. However, a well written story, the introduction of some incredibly memorable characters and a finely-tuned weapon system made Uprising a really enjoyable and unique title.

Uprising was, in a large part, the rebirth of a relatively obscure Nintendo series. It established character personalities, plot points and fleshed out some things from the original NES game. Uprising never took itself too seriously, and created a really memorable experience as a result.

Here’s hoping the next Kid Icarus game doesn’t take another 21 years.

Gamer by day, game designer by night - Lukas studied Digital Arts in school, and grew up in the age of the N64 and Gamecube. He's the youngster of the bunch, but that doesn't keep him from shouting out at every available opportunity on Infendo Radio. He often finds himself at the edge of counter-culture (hates Metroid Prime, loves Other M), but isn't afraid to dive into the next big budget AAA title with the best of 'em. Favorite game: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle/Skyward Sword/Ocarina of Time/Zero Escape 2/You get the idea