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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great single player game / multiplayer is OK

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    As a single player game, it's moderately challenging, I would not recommend it for super young kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous game! Great fun for everyone!

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    C.S. Lewis “Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis Why did I provide the quote above? Well Kirby and the Rainbow curse is cute, colorful, and fun. Many people bash the wii u for its "childish" titles, favoring realistic violence over whimsical fantasy. Kirby is a title that I know will get overlooked by many simply because the protagonist is a pink ball of cuteness. The graphics look great and the art style chosen is claymation, giving the game a fun and unique look and feel. However, you will be looking at the gamepad a lot because you have to use the stylus to move Kirby making it almost impossible to enjoy the beautiful colors on your HD TV, this is my only gripe with the game. The controls are a little awkward, as stated before you use a stylus to navigate Kirby, you don't really control him, it's nice and feels responsive. Though it may take time getting use to. The gameplay is fun, navigating areas and unlocking chests rewards you with statuettes to observe in a gallery plus music to listen. If your a collectionist you will love what is offer. The game has multiplayer, however I haven't played it yet. Lastly, the game is only $39.99, it's approiately priced considering the cool level design and art style. It's a game that should be played and enjoyed by everyone. Bright, colorful, and cute. A great distraction from all the doom and gloom of more "mature" titles. +graphics/art style +music is great +nicely priced +fun gameplay with some replay-ability/ multiplayer -I spend more time looking at the Wii U pad and not my HD TV, the pad is great and all but does not do the game Justice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    My son (big Kirby fan) loves the game. Me: Ehh...

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    As the title says, I'm torn on how to rate this game. My son (who is a huge Kirby fan) seems to love it, and would no-doubt give it 5-stars. I'm not so sure; I'd probably give it 3-stars. Hence splitting the difference and putting it at 4-stars. The good: Even if you have absolutely no-skill what-so-ever, or if you're VERY young (or conversely VERY OLD), after playing a level enough times, it gives you the option to automatically "pass" the level. True, you won't get the bonus for legitimately completing it, but it still allows for progress to be made on a level that's more challenging. (This is great for my 5-year-old son, as he can progress on his own, and when I can help him, we can go back and beat prior levels.) The bad: The game REQUIRES the use of the Wii U gamepad. You must use a stylus to draw rainbows to move Kirby around. Be it that Kirby is traveling on the rainbow, or that it serves as a barrier to get Kirby to turn-around. Multi-player: Yes, the game supports multiplayer (up to 4 players), but I would argue it's not a TRUE multiplayer, in the sense that being p2-p4 is not the same as being p1. The *main* player being Kirby using the gamepad, the other players having spears and assisting Kirby on his adventure. If Kirby dies, ALL players die. If p2-p4 die, they can come back to life (as long as Kirby is alive). In short, they are "supportive" players -- far more vital than say p2 on Super Mario Galaxy, but nothing like p2-p4 on Super Mario 3D World. More bad: This game looks a bit claymation like. Not to say it's a BAD thing, but I don't like the visual appearance, as compared to other Kirby games. Other misc. comments: While not good or bad, I would say the game has some stylistic/visual cues from Little Big Planet (PS3). Perhaps it's just me and no-one else would agree, but it just gives that feel. True, I haven't played all the Kirby games, so perhaps an earlier Kirby has the same look and LBP copied from it.... As I conclude this, I stick by my original rating --if you're a Kirby fan, you'll probably love it. If you're not a Kirby fan, this game likely isn't going to convert you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Kirby Game

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    Pros: - Unique game play much like Kirby's Canvas Curse for the DS. If you've played that you know what you're in for. - Fun power ups - Nice long levels with lots of secrets to find (28 total levels) - Really good Challenge mode with about 50 really hard challenges to complete - Clay graphics look amazing Cons: - You have to play this game looking at your game pad and not the TV - Pretty short game overall, just 5 hours for the Story mode, more for challenges / unlockables - Aside from the challenges the game is too easy (but the challenges are really hard) If you like Kirby get this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great kirby fun on the wii u

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    Kirby's only new game on the wii u, is thankfully a game that is actually a good one. Being a sequel to the spin of on the Nintendo DS called kirby's canvas curse, kirby's rainbow brush takes that and even adds local co op by means of allowing 3 other players control different colored waddle dees to help kirby on his adventure. My nitpick about this, is that it is a little redudant that all other players can play as is different colored waddle dees, which is a step backward from return to dreamland on wii considering that you could play as Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee himself. Meta Knight and King Dedede would have been fun allies in this game. Other than that, this is a great game on the wii u. The player is kirby, draws lines to guide him, and these lines help the support waddle dees as well. The other players have a supportive role to help protect kirby from dangers. This can easily be for a fun time for a group for sure,

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game for the family!

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    This game highlights the unique capabilities of the Wii U Gamepad. Kirby is a rolling ball of clay that you control by drawing rainbow colored ropes. This allows Kirby to avoid enemies and reach rewards. I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of this control scheme and kind of wish there was an option to use traditional controls while playing as Kirby. That's why I deducted a star. However, where this game really shines is while playing local multiplayer with family or friends. One person controls Kirby with the gamepad, while the others play as one of Kirby's friends using traditional controllers. Everyone works cooperatively to get to the goal. It's so much fun...way more fun than playing alone as Kirby. The graphics are incredible and beautifully colorful. The entire world looks like it was made of clay. It looks so good that you start to believe that you can reach into the TV and play with the clay. As a single player game,this is pretty fun. However, if you play with family or friends, this game is terrific. The fact that this game is budget priced is icing on the cake.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not your typical Kirby game

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    If you go into this game expecting your typical Kirby game, you are going to be GREATLY disappointed, and with those regards, this game is worth lower stars. If you come to this game with an open mind, and did your homework and knows this plays similarly to Kirby Canvas Curse on the DS, then your expectations should be spot on. The claymation style of the game is pretty neat, and the game can be fun given what it is. Like everyone else though, i do wish they went with a traditional Kirby game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, on so many levels!

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    For a different kind of game that breaks the monotonous, repetitive M rated kill fests, Kirby is a must play. Endlessly charming, wonderfully entertaining, and plays only like its predecessor on the original nintendo DS. The game's gimmick is in how it plays: You draw lines on the game pad to navigate Kirby (which can lead to some frustrating control experiences), and tap areas of the screen to interact. While the gamepad is used wonderfully, it detracts from the insanely great graphics that make the game look like a Wallace and Gromit claymation side story. It's seriously amazing and a reminder that Nintendo is in love with their craft and their characters. But without being able to look at the big screen, the game feels like a handheld experience that maximizes the horsepower of the Wii U as opposed to finding a good home on a handheld. Control/screen annoyances aside, Wii U owners have another furiously charming, wonderfully addictive gameplay experience that won't make you blush in front of your parents.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Lovely, plays well, kind of hard at times

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    I generally play the kirby console games co-op and this one is no different. Using the stylus alone is an interesting scheme and lends for some challenging gameplay, but with co-op your second character has a more conventional control structure. We've found switching off to be most fun, because it can get exhausting/boring to just do one or the other. However, like many nintendo games, p2 is a good place for a beginner. One thing I don't like is that we only get to play as Waddle Dee as the second character! There's so many great Kirby characters, wish there were more options. If there are, I haven't been able to find them. Anyway, while I hope to see another spit-and-swallow kirby come to console in HD, this is a good entry in the franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Delightful art style, easy to control, asymmetric

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    Obviously, Kirby games are targeted at children, but having been a child when the first Kirby game for Game Boy came out, I've followed the series through the years and have had a blast playing through this with my wife. She's not quite the gamer I am, but her Waddle Dee has been my faithful companion, just as she was in similar Nintendo couch co-op games like Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros U, and so on. Games like this are what the Wii U should have had all along - with asymmetric gameplay, that is, different experiences for the player with the Gamepad and other players. You don't notice the claymation-inspired art style it as much if you're playing as Kirby, though, and staring at the Gamepad, so make sure you look up once in a while. It's fun to look at, and for anybody a bit above the target audience for this game, there are lots of collectibles and challenge rooms that make sure things never get too easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics / unique gameplay

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    This is a kirby game that branches out on difficulty. You don't suck things up and eat them, rather roll, and draw lines to move kirby. The stylus is really the only way to control kirby so you should know that going forward. There are a few issues with mechanics of this gameplay and can be difficult to get Kirby to corporate. A few levels in and you should have this mastered. There is also multiplayer mode which even allows another player to pickup Kirby and run around the level, the gamepad user can the. Just draw lines for the other player to jump. There are plenty of collectibles to keep completionist happy. There's also amiibo support with Kirby, and should you be able to get your hands on King dedede and meta knight.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun, creative game

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    I was not sure if I was going to like this title, but it definitely impressed me. It is a different gameplay mechanic that requires the gamepad. It is not a traditional Kirby game in the sense that you do not do transformations, but it is still a good game. Sometimes the gameplay mechanic can be frustrating and has a bit of learning curve, but if you are a fan of the Kirby series then this game is for you. This game also uses amiibo figures (Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight). Unfortunately, two of those amiibo are nearly impossible to get. You do not need the amiibo, but it would be nice if they were all readily available.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game...one exception

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    Ok so maybe I should have looked even more into this game play. I adore the Kirby line (best one ever to date is the Yarn) and this is no exception; however, most of the time I'm stuck looking/playing on the remote WiiU. This is ok when others want to use the TV so that's a plus but it's kind of a waste of my new, amazing 55" 3D 4k TV! For that I'm giving it a 4 star but the game itself rocks as always!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely charming follow up to Canvas Curse

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    It's impossible to ignore the charm of this game. The music and visuals are fantastic. There's a lot of content as well, plenty of challenges and hidden items to keep you playing for a solid length of time. The gameplay is basically like Canvas Curse, but with some ups and downs. The gameplay is streamlined and you can no longer tap to stun enemies or break blocks, and Kirby now attaches more directly to the line you draw making him easier to move in some situations. Overall the gameplay has less variety than Canvas Curse, and a frustrating number of amazing music remixes are not used (they're unlockables only--bring headphones!) but the core game is very enjoyable. It serves as a good but not especially superior follow up to Canvas Curse, elevated by it's extreme charm and great music.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game, Strange Controls

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    The game is no doubt fun and we've had a pretty good time playing it. Its been a multi-player experience in our household and that is a nice capability to have. The only gripe I have is that player 1 is forced to use a gimmicky control system to force the use of the tablet (the gimmick being the control of kirby with the touchscreen). Its not awful at all, just very strange compared to previous Kirby games and their control system. It also doesnt allow for Kirby to gobble-up enemies like he has been able to in all previous games which still takes some getting used to. Overall its still a pretty good game tho.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A Lovely Rainbow Ride

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    Drawing upon the phenomenal ideas of Kirby's Canvas Curse on the Nintendo DS, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse does a great job of creating a magical and beautiful clay world to explore. Although the game is relatively short, it's packed with secrets and some wonderful collectables to keep the fun alive. The game is primarily played on the Game Pad making it a solid choice for off TV play but it does detract from the beautiful HD world display on the television if you're playing alone. The game also contains a multiplayer component allowing friends to join in as Waddle Dees for some truly wonderful couch co-op.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Short but sweet

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    The game plays like Canvas Curse for the DS (with the stylus), and is good fun. However like a lot of Kirby games, you'll be finished with the main levels fairly quickly. On the other hand, the challenges are very difficult and getting all the treasure chests can be tricky. The biggest shame is looking at the gamepad rather than the TV, because the graphics are extremely charming.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent game to play with your youngster

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    I purchased this game as a birthday present for my seven year old daughter. She is a big fan of Nintendo games and Nintendo characters and has a handful of Kirby games from the Wii and 3DS. The controls in this title are unique in that you control Kirby entirely on the Wii U game pad, but up to four other characters can play along side Kirby as Waddle-dees. Fun, colorful, and engaging enough to keep youngsters entertained. My only complaint is that because of the nature of how the game is played, the game prevents you from watching the gameplay on your TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A great stylus Kirby game!

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    Yes, it is a stylus game just like Canvas Curse. I have a preference for the traditional Kirby platforms, but I can't deny that straying from the normal from time to time is a good idea. This particular version has a very unique clay model look to it. I love how neat all the lay models look, it's so alive! I find the stylus game play to be fun, but I can't go for too long before my hand starts to ache. No all day gaming sessions with this title! Still, that aside, it's a great game with a lot of challenges and collectibles.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Mobile-style Gameplay, But Better!

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    Kirby and the Rainbow Curse takes elements from mobile gaming such as simple-to-learn touch-based controls and crafts a rewarding, enjoyable gameplay experience through levels of gradually increasing difficulty. A beautiful claymation art-style and an excellent soundtrack are part of both the game's single player challenges and multiplayer gameplay. Best of all? Unlike many mobile games, you can play this at your own pace, with no ads, no timers, no pay-to-unlock features, in fact, no microtransactions of any kind!

    I would recommend this to a friend