Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Rating Summary

Based on 59 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

Based on 59 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2015

Another great platformer that takes full advantage of the Wii U's GamePad. Every Wii U owner should buy this game as soon as possible.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2015

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse may be a fulfilling adventure for almost any gamer, but it does have some frustrating elements.

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75 / 100
Apr 6, 2015

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a fun little title that doesn't bring a ton to the table, but what it does offer, it executes quite well. A good game if you're looking for short bursts of platforming fun, just don't expect anything epic in scope.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2015

In the end, Rainbow Curse is a good game that provides plenty of content for both single players and a group of friends. I'm annoyed by the length of some stages, however, and it's a real shame that the player controlling Kirby cannot have the same viewing experience that the others players have. Thankfully, the core gameplay remains very enjoyable and I can still recommend it—but you should know what you're getting into.

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May 18, 2015

In an attempt to prove the viability of the GamePad touchscreen as a primary input device, Nintendo accidentally created an inferior sequel to a decade-old DS puzzler. Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush squanders much of its potential and achingly beautiful visuals, functional but lacking in lasting fun.

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60 / 100
Mar 4, 2015

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is still a thing of beauty, lovely to look at and challenging (but not punitive) in play. In places, you can even see the sculptor's fingerprints, but you can't leave any of your own.

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9 / 10
May 27, 2015

Not since Super Mario 3D World has the Wii U, or any platform, seen such a cheerful and enchanting platformer. Guiding Kirby around each world in Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush is a true delight thanks to fluid controls, innovative gameplay and magnificent audio and visual presentation. The challenge of finding every hidden collectible means that there is something for practically everyone, as a range of skill sets have been accommodated by the developers. It's hard to finish the game without being hungry for more, but this is due to the high quality on offer, not a lack of content, while the budget pricing makes it exceptional value for money.

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A or higher
Feb 22, 2015

Truly no other game uses the Wii U touch screen to its fullest with such flair. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a beautiful, creative, and fun-loving game that absolutely deserves your time and attention.

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Mar 1, 2015

It's adorable, charming, and totally Kirby except for the pesky controls. And gameplay. And Game Pad.So no, it's not that good.

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Top Critic

4 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2015

Overall, I cannot stress enough not to buy this game at $40 for the Wii U, unless you're ok with what is basically a portable game being packaged as a full console experience. If Nintendo re-releases this game for the 3DS for $20, go for it. If you see it in a bargain bin for $5, go for it. But whatever you do, don't spend more than that.

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