Kirby: Canvas Curse DS

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  • Summary: (Also known as "Touch! Kirby's Magic Paintbrush") Kirby: Canvas Curse delivers classic Kirby action with a fun twist. Using the stylus to control Kirby's movements is surprisingly intuitive, and the new control scheme provides many unique gameplay challenges. The rainbow paths you draw(Also known as "Touch! Kirby's Magic Paintbrush") Kirby: Canvas Curse delivers classic Kirby action with a fun twist. Using the stylus to control Kirby's movements is surprisingly intuitive, and the new control scheme provides many unique gameplay challenges. The rainbow paths you draw guide Kirby through the game, but they also can protect Kirby from falling icicles, lasers, cannon blasts and other hazards. In addition to drawing paths, the stylus can also be used to stun enemies, destroy barriers, detonate bombs and much more. Each of the game's seven worlds is divided into three stages, and each stage holds three hidden medals. Some are easy to find, while others are either well-hidden or heavily protected. You don't need to find these medals to complete the game, but the medals you recover can be traded in to unlock special features like new ink colors for the paths you draw with the stylus. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 100
    Who'd have thought such an unassuming little guy would be the star of one of the best Nintendo DS titles available, and easily one of the most innovative platformers you'll ever play?
  2. 93
    It’s clearly the best game for the DS currently out there and a good demonstration as to how good a DS game can be when it utilizes all of its features.
  3. The great single player gameplay should help to alleviate any pain that the lack of multiplayer may have caused. In typical Kirby fashion, this is a wonderful title that is fun, addicting, and exudes a kind of charm not found in many games today.
  4. A Kirby game that's fun and cool? Thanks to the innovative touchscreen control, you bet it is. A must-have for the somewhat under-represented Nintendo DS.
  5. While the story is nothing to pay attention to, the gameplay is what really shines here.
  6. Anyone with either an interest in a refreshing take on the classic platform genre or simply looking for something different will definitely find complete satisfaction in this one. Truly a must-play.
  7. Play Magazine
    65
    It's innovative for sure, but for me, that's not enough. [Aug 2005, p.57]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Jun 14, 2014
    10
    By 10 I mean 9.50... Well, canvas curse is everything you want: fun and graphics, right? Yes, but the game play is hard and the game isBy 10 I mean 9.50... Well, canvas curse is everything you want: fun and graphics, right? Yes, but the game play is hard and the game is punishingly difficult!! If you wan't to go hardcore, you can play as other characters, who have less health... They made it even harder!! God! Expand
  2. JL
    Jun 17, 2005
    10
    Another gound breaking game only on the Nontendo DS. A super fun mario/sonic the hedgehog-like adventure with a refreshing way to play theAnother gound breaking game only on the Nontendo DS. A super fun mario/sonic the hedgehog-like adventure with a refreshing way to play the game. The Nintendo DS's stylus gives a breath of life to this Mario-type game. Graphics and sound are nice; i'd rate about an overall 8. Gameplay however rates.....a 10! Overall, a truly great game that will never, and can not, be ported on the PSP. (a system which currently has and stated to release mostly rehashed "played-that-beat-that" games from the 1990's, sigh-yawn! ah memories!!!) And for you critics out there , yes I own a Nintendo DS and a Sony PSP and have almost every game released so far for both. And yes, girls play videogames too. Expand
  3. Tomt.
    Aug 21, 2005
    10
    This game is soooooo gooood its like the best game i ever played u gotta get it.
  4. AlexH.
    Aug 13, 2005
    9
    It is very simple game that is easy to just pick up and play.
  5. AlejandroG.
    Aug 10, 2006
    9
    Really fun and original game. Good replayability, and really good minigames. Lacks multiplayer support and a higher difficulty.
  6. JasonT.
    Jul 29, 2006
    8
    a very innovative game that uses the touch screen to a great usage, above most titles. It can seem somewhat boring since you ONLY use the a very innovative game that uses the touch screen to a great usage, above most titles. It can seem somewhat boring since you ONLY use the stylus, and it doesn't have as much action as the GBA titles, but it's a clevar idea, nontheless. Expand
  7. james
    Jun 21, 2005
    1
    Simply the best game on DS. By far. Nothing else comes close. So why the 1/10? Well that tells you a lot about the other games.

    If your
    Simply the best game on DS. By far. Nothing else comes close. So why the 1/10? Well that tells you a lot about the other games.

    If your even looking at this page your probably a DS lover who buys everything nintendo makes and has never seen a psp. For comparison look at the graphics from the ridge racers on psp and ds
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