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Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)

Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)
alaScore 88

25 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the graphics. The gameplay also gets good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : C. Rossi (

Kirby: Canvas Curse


Kirby: Canvas Curse, known in Europe as Kirby: Power Paintbrush, is an extremely innovative game for the Nintendo DS. Kirby makes a triumphant return to the platforming genre with a game that's sure to knock your socks off. However, while Canvas Curse...

A great game, and a fresh new take on the Kirby universe

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dave Hulick (

Kirby: Canvas Curse


Using the extra computing power left over from the unimpressive visuals, the developers were able to implement a very accurate and precise physics system. The steeper you draw a line, the slower Kirby will crawl up it. The collision detection is...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Joy (

Kirby: Canvas Curse


With the release of Kirby: Canvas Curse, a side scroller for the Nintendo DS, main character Kirby has pulled of something quite amazing: he has made an appearance, in some form or another, on every lasting (read: with the exception of the Virtual Boy)...

Great touch-driven gameplay – the reason to own a DS ; Lively and nuanced graphics ; Lots to unlock ; Several modes of play

Too much unexplored DS potential ; Ho-hum sound ; Too few levels ; Two words: cheap deaths

The sound may be somewhat sub par, and the graphics, however nuanced, still that of a side scroller, but it's the gameplay that makes this game a winner. More than just jumping from platform to platform and collecting items, Kirby: Canvas Curse really...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : InfectedZero (

Kirby Canvas Curse


Kirby: Canvas Curse is the newest Kirby game to date, jumping platforms over to the DS. KCC is a game of its own kind-since the DS is the only system with a touch screen, obviously-and it takes full advantage of it. Through the entire game, you use the...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Luana Rawlins (

Kirby: Canvas Curse


More like a blessing in disguise.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Ash Paulsen (

Kirby: Canvas Curse


Those who jumped on the Nintendo DS bandwagon back at the handheld's launch in November of last year not only had to endure a somewhat bland launch, but also had to slog through the many quiet months that followed; I know I'm not the only DS owner who...

In closing, I can't recommend Kirby: Canvas Curse enough, especially to those looking for something to fill the likely lack of quality games in their DS library. The torrent of excellent-looking fall/holiday DS releases is almost upon us, but at the...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Kaleb Rutherford (

Kirby: Canvas Curse


The Nintendo DS and PSP have both seen a huge drought in software titles since their handheld consoles released to the market. Most of the PSP titles have been ports of PS2 titles while the DS has seen its share of N64 remakes and “touch screen�?...

This article appeared in the August 2005 Issue of CVGames. You can view this Issue by clicking here.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Clayton "Alkaiser" Chan (

Kirby: Canvas Curse


Innovation is good, so long as it is put to good use. After hearing the 20th story about how Company X is going to make Game Y blow your socks off by using the innovative new features of the Nintendo Revolution controller (without telling you anything...

Think of Kirby Canvas Curse as being one of those old NES platformers where you'd die constantly, and be hammering the jump buttons all the way down to your inevitable death after you mistimed yet another jump. Only this time, all those crazy spastic...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Justin Boot (

Kirby: Canvas Curse - DS review at Thunderbolt Games


There's an old saying that goes: All good things come to those who wait. Accordingly, DS owners have been waiting for months, impatiently grinding their teeth and looking for a truly awesome game that could breathe some life back into the handheld's...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Steven Rondina (

Kirby: Canvas Curse on Nintendo DS


He rolls down stairs, but not in pairs.

There two large flaws in Canvas Curse; its easiness and its shortness. Canvas Curse, until the last few levels, is very simple. So simple, in fact, it can be played through without losing a life. Even though it is somewhat remedial, it is still very...

Jul, 2005