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4.0 out of 5 stars Best game yet for the DS, June 23, 2005
This review is from: Kirby Canvas Curse (Video Game)
Kirby's new adventure seems like the completion of the effort put into `Yoshi's Touch and Go' although I actually prefer the control in YTG. Too bad Yoshi's adventure played more like a demo than an actual game and was tragically short. There is quite a bit more control over the main character, Kirby, who can be stopped, sped up and made to launch attacks. Although both the Kirby and Yoshi games involved drawing paths (Yoshi had his clouds and Kirby his painted rainbows), Kirby's path is much more flexible. Kirby can be sent straight up and even loop backwards and made to turn around. In the case of water, drawing the path is reversed as the player needs to paint above Kirby rather than below. It took me awhile to figure out the trick of maneuvering through water. In fact there are a lot of environmental effects that cause the player to have to rethink how they draw including fans, wind and even gravitational fields.

Canvas Curse ramps up gradually from a casual walk in the park to frantic fast paced action in the later levels. It's a game that's easy to pick up and go with but after a few hours the comfort level increases to the point where it becomes very intuitive. Certainly the directional pad or even an analog stick would never be able to perform the subtle twists, turns and loops that Kirby will be performing. In fact I'll go out on a limb and say that no game has ever managed to produce the kind of ballet movement that Kirby is capable of. Occasionally there can be some difficulty in seeing the screen since your hand sometimes obscures the view but it's nothing that destroys the fun.

The core game is rather short and most of the playing time will probably spent collecting coins and opening up unlockables. There are also Time Trials, mini games and Paint Trials. If you bought the DS I can't see a reason not to buy Kirby since the game uses the strength of the DS as well as any game I've seen produced so far.
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