KID ICARUS: UPRISING (PG)
3DS, $69.95 ★★★★★ This shooter is slick and fast, with gameplay that’s divided between thrilling on-rails flight sequences and land-based action. Stylus and circle pad controls make the latter levels cumbersome, but they’re still entertaining. Uprising’s energetic personality shines through with chatty characters and entertaining bosses. There is plenty of depth here too, thanks to an adjustable difficulty system and an obsessive focus on weapon variety. Kid Icarus: Uprising is a gamer’s game, and that’s a good thing. Out now.