Martin Watts for BNBGAMING writes: "Kid Icarus: Uprising is a great game that is ruined by horrible controls. The graphics, the audio, the presentation and the aerial-based gameplay are all excellent in terms of quality. Even the multiplayer mode, controls aside, is an intricate and fun experience that you’ll want to come back to. Nevertheless, when the control scheme has such a negative impact on the game overall, it’s hard to recommend this to everyone. As referenced earlier in this review, if the game comes with a stand, it’s a sign that this game is anything but easy to play".