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Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo 3DS) discussion [game]
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Kid Icarus: Uprising is finally here! If you're playing, indicate as such in the game database.

Masahiro Sakurai's shooter-action-adventure finally hits the 3DS. The game is packed with tons of content, different control options, beautiful 3D graphics, and a robust multiplayer mode. This is a game that will be really fun to dig into because there is so much beneath the surface. Let's share our discoveries and discuss the latest great 3DS game! As well as celebrate that Sakurai is finally now working on the next Smash Bros

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anon_mastermind - 0473-7920-6148 (Mikey)
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Posted: 03/22/12, 17:16:27  - Edited by 
 on: 04/19/12, 02:46:01
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@VofEscaflowne For that second one, with the mirrors: you have to destroy them as they are created, with a melee attack. It's a pretty small window, but easy enough to do once you know that's the trick.

@Shadowlink Weird that it didn't work for you. I did the same thing and it worked for me. I probably didn't even do it quite as quick as you.
Posted: 05/21/12, 04:16:07  - Edited by 
 on: 05/21/12, 04:19:05

I apparently did it and wasn't even aware that I did I'd help you but I can't!


Ah okay, I'll try that out next time. I just kept waiting until after they were there and figured firing enough shots at it eventually broke it.
Posted: 05/21/12, 04:33:48  - Edited by 
 on: 05/21/12, 04:35:20

I managed to do that treasure hunt easily enough once I knew how to destroy them. Thanks!

I also did a few others as well so that brings the amount of treasure hunts left to do to 25... or I suppose 23 if I skip the StreetPass ones. I'll wait and see what kind of activity I get once I visit Toronto in July, maybe I can at least do the 10 StreetPass one!

Also, collecting idols is becoming a real bitch. I spent 20 coins yesterday on eggs and didn't get a single idol
Posted: 05/21/12, 15:46:05  - Edited by 
 on: 05/21/12, 15:54:45
Damn I thought beating chapter 20 on 9.0 would've been easier than this but no way, this is intense as hell Though I still managed to beat it on 8.0 I suppose... plus I got a treasure hunt out of it!

Also I've managed to finally collect all idols!
Posted: 05/22/12, 05:40:51

Wow, all idols before all 9.0s?

For the chapter you're having trouble with, I actually use that one to get nifty items since it's late-game and yields good stuff, and I don't have toooo much trouble with it (compared to some other beastly chapters). Go in with high defense and make liberal use of your powers during the final wave before the boss--that's the toughest part, definitely. The boss itself isn't too bad as long as you're extra careful.
Posted: 05/22/12, 06:40:35
I must have used around 450 coins though

I made it nearly to the final wave with the claws I've been using forever and it only has ranged attack defense bonus. There's a few mistakes I made that if avoided, I might've been able to complete it but there's no denying that those last waves are crazy. The boss was really easy on 8.0, enough that I was able to take my time to get the treasure hunt that involves the traps.
Posted: 05/22/12, 06:44:16
Are you using "Play Dead"? It's a weird ability in its mechanics, but it's quite a life-saver. Not only does Pit turn invisible, but he's also INVINCIBLE, and will stay invincible for a few seconds as long as you don't move with the circle pad or melee attack. In other words, you can activate Play Dead, then just stay put, aim your reticle on the enemy, and fire away for several seconds without worrying about getting hit. Just make sure you aren't in melee range, or "dead" Pit will attack the enemy and kick you out of the invisibility/invincibility much earlier.

Pisces Heal is another nice one, turning an attack that'd kill you into free life instead.
Posted: 05/22/12, 06:48:50
I do use it on one of my layouts yeah. It's useful to just take away enemy attention like you say. One of the invisible skills help in this one area where there's a Tempura Wizard so I just activated it and run past it It's not that they're tough but it's the layout of the area that makes it incredibly frustrating to even bother.
Posted: 05/22/12, 06:52:20
With claws you can probably dash through that area without having to use Play Dead. The Erinus there is a pain to deal with and the Tempura Wizard is just dangerous, so I charge straight through the middle after throwing the grenade on the ground at the Wizard. If you're using claws you can likely run through without taking more than a hit or two from the Erinus, and just ignore that section of enemies outright.

And remember, Effect Recovery cures Tempura status (and takes up next to no space on the grid), so you can always hit that in a pinch.
Posted: 05/22/12, 06:54:32

I have to use a bow for the treasure hunt so it's not quite as fast and taking a hit is dangerous. Gotta keep all the life I can for what's up ahead!

How many treasure hunts do you have left to do now? If I only count those that are solo mode related, I have 17 to do I think. The other ones should complete themselves once I get the other 17... I hope.
Posted: 05/22/12, 06:58:31
Would anyone be willing to play some online within the next few days? I gotta work towards the treasure hunt for playing 200 online matches and I'm missing around 40 or so before I get it.
Posted: 05/23/12, 07:17:18

Talk to me on Friday night your time. After/before Mario Kart.
Posted: 05/23/12, 09:37:57
You can play Together mode against bots, if it's the same Treasure Hunt I'm thinking of. At least I thunk you can.
Posted: 05/23/12, 16:58:14
I just fused some crazy good Eyetrack Orbitars - 5 stars for range and melee, w/ +3 Shot Range & Homing. Kickin' butt online...
Posted: 05/23/12, 18:08:10

I'm pretty sure they're separate because I don't have the 50 matches as it's for local only, despite having played over 150 online. The one I'm going for is 200 online matches.
Posted: 05/24/12, 00:06:01  - Edited by 
 on: 05/24/12, 00:09:52
Just beat the game. I didn't quite like the controls at first, but they totally grew on me. It really does feel like Smash Bros. from a different perspective. I just wish I didn't suck so bad at the game. I played through the whole thing on 2.0!

What I love most about it is how complete it feels. A lot of games make you feel like you just played through the first season of a show. Uprising is the ENTIRE SHOW. There didn't need to be a chapter where aliens come down and attack, but there was. And, for a Nintendo game, the presentation is unrivaled. What an awesome package.
Posted: 05/25/12, 20:44:31
Anyone up for multiplayer sometime in the next few hours? Mario Kart starts at around 1010.30 EST but we can play before or after that.
Posted: 05/26/12, 02:17:41  - Edited by 
 on: 05/26/12, 02:17:55
Seriously,no takers for KI?
Posted: 05/27/12, 03:44:11
Just beat Chapter 3 on 9.0 with a blade. (Bullet blade, Def+4 & 5.5 star ranged damage)

Strangely chuffed.
Posted: 05/31/12, 06:11:21
Man, I haven't played this in three weeks. I'd be down for some multi, maybe after the mario kart tourney?
Posted: 05/31/12, 19:17:23
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