Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush

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Featuring a unique control method and a visually striking world inhabited by quirky characters made entirely out of clay, Kirby’s eagerly awaited first Wii U adventure, Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush, includes multiplayer support whereby three friends can hop in and out at any time to assist Kirby, using Wii Remote controllers to play as Waddle Dees.

Release Date: 08 May 2015

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Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush

Draw lines on the touch screen to guide Kirby, who has turned into a round ball, through a clay world that looks just like it has been shaped by hand. As you progress through the game, Kirby will transform into a submarine, a rocket and even a tank. You’ll have to use the abilities of each one to overcome the obstacles in your path!


Dream Land has been drained of all its colour and it’s down to Kirby to bring the colour back by traversing seven planets, defeating enemies and solving puzzles along the way.

  • Make loops, launch Kirby into the air, or protect him from obstacles and enemies. Get creative and see what you and your rainbow lines can do as you navigate Kirby through seven big levels.
  • The intuitive drawing mechanic is a spiritual successor to Kirby: Power Paintbrush for Nintendo DS that builds on the game play and takes it in a new direction.
  • There are tons of items and treasures just waiting to be found on every clay-filled stage. Keep your eyes open and lead Kirby to the prize.


A new four-player multiplayer mode lets one player play as Kirby while the others control a trio of Waddle Dee characters that can collect items or carry Kirby around. Therefore, players can co-operate by allowing a player who has a Wii U GamePad to concentrate on drawing a rainbow line.


In terms of amiibo functionality, the Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight amiibo can each be used once a day, per stage, to power up Kirby with special abilities. By tapping a Kirby amiibo to the Wii U GamePad, players receive an unlimited Star Dash within a stage, which otherwise can only be activated by collecting 100 stars. A King Dedede amiibo outfits Kirby with a hat that grants him six health bars instead of the normal four, and the Meta Knight amiibo gives Kirby a mask that lets him use a fast dash that blasts right through weaker enemies.


Product Details

  • Platform: Wii U
  • Release Date: 08/05/2015
  • Category: Action, Platformer
  • Multiplayer Mode: 1-4 Player Simultaneous
  • Age Rating: 3 and over
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: HAL LABORATORY, INC.
  • Languages: English



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5 out of 10


Glenrothes GB
Very short game. Controls were utterly abhorrent. I love the Kirby series, but this game, although it looked good, was rubbish.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2015
Published on: 22 June 2015
6 out of 10


Whitburn GB
Too much focus on the gamepad. With the console being underpowered, the HD quality on the big screen can make up for this (see Toad). I played it a few times, it just didn't absorb me in. Seems like a waste of the franchise - perhaps making it half, screen pointing and half platforming... variety could have went a long way, instead its core gamplay feature is sadly its undoing, or at least the reason I can't be bothered to go back to it. And it looks amazing - yet my eyes are not on the HD graphics, but the gamepad:(
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2015
Published on: 21 June 2015
4 out of 10


Whitstable GB
Super disappointed with this Game., both myself and the Kids love the Kirby games, however I couldnt help but feel this was a next gen re-hash of a old nintendo DS game, it was super difficult to control with the wii-u pad, and both my 4 year old and 10 year old lost interest in the first 30 mins of play. the elder tried again later for about 20 minutes its been sat on the shelf ever since. I love Nintendo products and tent to buy 90% of released titles I just cannot help but feel this game should have been a £12.99 title availble for Download rather than a physical disk release, was a lot of money to spend on less than a hours entertainment
Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2015
Published on: 21 June 2015
10 out of 10


Leicester GB
Graphics and style of art work is great.

Lots of items to collect in challenge levels

Mini games within the main levels are fun to find and play
Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2015
Published on: 21 June 2015
7 out of 10


England GB
Really good but doesn't live up to the DS game power paint brush
Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2015
Published on: 13 June 2015
8 out of 10


London GB
This is a great little casual game, played it alone and with friends :D
Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2015
Published on: 13 June 2015

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