Best Nintendo Games List – #34 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Release Date: February 20, 2015
Kirby games have aimed towards a decidedly cutesy aesthetic to them, as of late, with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse being no exception. Its claymation visuals add to the gameplay decisions HAL Laboratory decided to take, which brings an emphasis to the Wii U GamePad to help Kirby reach inaccessible locations.
You see, Rainbow Curse adds upon the Canvas Curse style of gameplay by having players draw rainbow lines upon the game screen for Kirby to traverse the map. Kirby is stuck in his ball form, you see, and using the power of those rainbow lines allows our pink friend to collect stars. 100 stars lets Kirby use a Star Dash attack, which increases Kirby’s size to break through objects blocking his path. The touchscreen-dependent controls might be too much for some, but once mastered provides an intriguing gameplay departure for a series known for copying the powers of enemies encountered throughout a normal adventure.
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