Kid Icarus: Uprising Gets a Famitsu Perfect Score

The weekly Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu is out, and with it they have published their review on Kid Icarus: Uprising, released 23rd March. With a perfect score of 40/40 the reviewers are clearly very impressed.

In case you weren’t sure on their system, Famitsu ask for four individual people to review a game out of ten and then they add up the results.


Kid Icarus is only the 19th game to ever receive a perfect score and joins the ranks with MGS4, Monster Hunter Tri and rather strangely, Nintendogs. It is also the first “perfect score” on the 3DS.

Will you be buying it?

Via Andriasang.



  1. I wasn’t going to but might have to now!

  2. I dig Famitsu’s reviewing system, but that doesn’t always prevent them from over-exaggerating the quality of certain titles. Will have my eyes peeled for this game however.

    • What are you saying. Nitendogs was AWESOME. No exaggeration there whatsoever.

  3. They gave FF 13-2 a 40/40 so I don’t really trust them.

  4. Surprised, but pleasantly so.

  5. Cool :) Was worried what reviewers would make of the controls but this sounds promising.

  6. Japanese media gives a Japanese game a big score. Why am I surprised.

  7. ” … and then they add up (and average) the results.”

    Eh, nope. They just add up the results.

    9,10,8,7 means the game gets a score of 34/10. If they averaged it (like you said), the game would have gotten an 8.5.


    • 34/40 … obviously.

    • That was my fault, sorry, post edited.

  8. Playing it right this second. Very nice looking game, but the ground combat controls take a lot of getting used to.

  9. It was a game I’ve had my eye on for a while and if/when I get a 3DS, I’ll definitely get it.

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