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  • Summary: (Also known as "Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush" in the UK/EU.) Do you have the magic touch? Then guide Kirby as he sets off on grand adventures in a hand-sculpted clay world. Draw lines on the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller to create rainbow-colored clay ropes to move Kirby(Also known as "Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush" in the UK/EU.) Do you have the magic touch? Then guide Kirby as he sets off on grand adventures in a hand-sculpted clay world. Draw lines on the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller to create rainbow-colored clay ropes to move Kirby around freely, or tap him to attack enemies or blast through obstacles. Transformations include a submarine, rocket and tank. In underwater levels, Kirby dons a swim mask. If his power level gets too low, a clay bandage appears on his head. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 72
  2. Negative: 4 out of 72
  1. Feb 23, 2015
    100
    Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a beautiful, creative, and fun-loving game that absolutely deserves your time and attention.
  2. Apr 17, 2015
    86
    Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is another good reason to have a Wii U in your living room. The small world of clay created by Hal Laboratory is wonderful to explore and fun to play.
  3. May 5, 2015
    80
    This is an excellent debut for Kirby on the Wii U. Imaginative and joyful adventures for the Nintendo's console.
  4. May 11, 2015
    77
    This new Kirby makes us fall in love with his new graphics and it's funny to play, totally focused on the Wii U Gamepad, but it loses steam at the middle and runs out of freshness.
  5. May 3, 2015
    70
    Overshadowed by the games that inspired it. [Issue#160, p.99]
  6. Mar 1, 2015
    69
    It certainly isn’t awful, but what strengths it does have only really appeal to the Kirby faithful, or less serious gamers.
  7. May 22, 2015
    30
    Expectations are always high when one of Nintendo’s mascots is featured in a new game. Unfortunately Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush fails to live up to the expectations, due to some tortuous control mechanics. The graphics are colorful and cute, but gets overshadowed by the mechanics that doesn’t seem to be properly thought through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    Great game!!! It plays very much like Canvas Curse which I very much enjoyed then and still enjoy now. The levels are fun and evoke thatGreat game!!! It plays very much like Canvas Curse which I very much enjoyed then and still enjoy now. The levels are fun and evoke that sense of childlike wonder that only Nintendo can capture. Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2015
    10
    Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is definitely my favorite platformer, the stylus makes the gameplay a lot different and it's just so much fun. ItKirby and the Rainbow Curse is definitely my favorite platformer, the stylus makes the gameplay a lot different and it's just so much fun. It isn't the most challenging game, but that's why I like it. This is a must buy for a Wii U owner as long as you're patient enough to give it 15 minutes to learn the very basic controls. Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2015
    10
    Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a great game for anyone's Wii U collection of games. The game is a successor to the 2005 game Kirby: CanvasKirby and the Rainbow Curse is a great game for anyone's Wii U collection of games. The game is a successor to the 2005 game Kirby: Canvas Curse. The controls are fairly good while you control on the gamepad. While many people say that this game should've been on the Nintendo 3DS, I simply disagree. Many of the main aspects like the graphics and multiplayer mode would be limited if played on the 3DS, plus we just got Kirby: Triple Deluxe on the 3DS. The clay-like graphics and soundtrack are beautiful making the game feel very realistic and adorable. The game is available to 4-players where you can control as Bandana Waddle Dee where you help defeat enemies with your spear and protect Kirby from obstacles heading his ways. It's also compatible with Amiibo supoort with Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight that can only be used once per day. The Kirby amiibo can give you unlimited star dashes without collecting 100 stars, the Meta Knight amiibo can give you a faster dash attack, and the King Dedede amiibo can give us extra health bars. While playing through stages, watch out for treasure chests in challenge rooms (which you can unlock) where you can collect figurines and music and collect diary pages at the very end of levels. With good controls, great graphics, an amazing soundtrack, 4-player multiplayer mode, Amiibo support, and extra content to collect, there's absolutely everything to love about this game. You'll be up for hours playing this great game and enjoying Kirby's next amazing adventure! Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2017
    8
    While the original is decent I didn't want a sequel. Once I played The Rainbow Curse I...was wrong. The game is so cute and fun! I still hateWhile the original is decent I didn't want a sequel. Once I played The Rainbow Curse I...was wrong. The game is so cute and fun! I still hate the gameplay a bit. Overall this game should earn more love than hate. Expand
  5. May 31, 2015
    8
    kirby and the rainbow curse es la secuela del gran juego de ds, bueno mi experiencia fue satifastoria como amante de la saga kirby debo decirkirby and the rainbow curse es la secuela del gran juego de ds, bueno mi experiencia fue satifastoria como amante de la saga kirby debo decir que es un buen juego, pero podria aver sido mucho mejor, el arte es sublime ver ese mundo en plastisina es una maravilla y su musica, bueno, que se puede decir kirby brilla en ese aspecto, las mecanicas jugables son buena, pero creo que estar mirando el gamepad y no poder apreciar el arte del juego le quita puntos, las pocas transformaciones se vuelven a quitar puntos, pero en general es muy buen juego disfrute mucho de el, me parece bastante innovador y las batallas muy entretenidas, espero que nintendo haga un kirby a lo clasico, y disfrutemos mas de nuestra bola rosa preferida sii!!! Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2018
    7
    While I have to love this game's art style, to me this game bored me.. and quickly. Partially because I haven't played the original, but thisWhile I have to love this game's art style, to me this game bored me.. and quickly. Partially because I haven't played the original, but this game just isn't as good as some of the other outings of Kirby. Expand
  7. Mar 4, 2015
    1
    How is it that a CONSOLE kirby game has less content then its 10 year old handheld rival when it is supposed to be a sequel? what has happenedHow is it that a CONSOLE kirby game has less content then its 10 year old handheld rival when it is supposed to be a sequel? what has happened to gaming when console kirby games from the once AAA Hal laboratory has become incredibly slow and easy to the point of being boring. It's insulting enough that when you die a few times the game asks you if you want to SKIP THE LEVEL, and also the fact that a kirby and the canvas curse sequel has NO power ups when it should have much more fun and interesting powerups then its handheld predessor is boring. no mini games/time trials. what the hell has happened to the video game industry to make a console kirby game this void of depth.

    1/10. an absolute disgrace for kirby fans waiting for a real kirby console kirby game that could wow us, not a budget iphone title simpler and shorter than its predecassor. clay graphics were very pretty though.
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