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A Pink Ball of Fun,
This review is from: Kirby Canvas Curse (Video Game)
If you've played Yoshi Touch & Go for the Nintendo DS then you already have a basic idea of what this Kirby game is like. Kirby will roll automatically, it's up to you to control his movements by touching him and drawing rainbow paths for him to cross.
It will take agility and quick reflexes to safely guide Kirby through all the dangers that await ahead. Younger and inexpereinced gamers might be vexed by the multiple strategies and different ways of control. For example, you can just touch Kirby to make him roll with high speed and knock out enemies, or you can touch the enemy to stun him and then once Kirby hits him he will be taken out.
Multiple unlockable mini-games give you reason to keep on playing once all the levels have been beaten. They range from the tried and true time trail to a memory game where you have to connect the dots in the correct order. These mini games are fun and I must confess I've had more fun with them than the main adventure.
There's no doubt that the touch controls give Kirby a whole new level of interactivity, but make no mistake, this is your standard collect stars-destroy enemies-find hidden items-defeat boss-repeat, type game. If you're a long-time gamer from the 80's like me then you may find the control mechanics aren't enough to hold your interest in this type of game. I've simply played too many of them. Kirby is a stong, polished title but not nearly as innovative with its gameplay as it is with it's control.