Kevin Roberson of Gaming Dead writes: "First off, I don’t believe for a second that Kid Icarus is back by popular demand. I’m too old to be the target audience for this game and I wasn’t old enough to play games when Kid Icarus was first released on NES. This is obviously the story of Masahiro Sakurai becoming enamored with the character after putting him in Smash Bros. Brawl. This is evident in how transcendent the characters of Kid Icarus: Uprising act. They are fully aware that they’re in a video game and even reference other Nintendo properties. This may or may not negatively impact your enjoyment of the story as the fourth wall is a tricky thing to break without also shattering immersion and suspension of disbelief. But whatever your views are on self-aware characters, the dialogue in Kid Icarus: Uprising simply works. And it had better with how much there is."