Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is the first of many Wii U exclusive games slated to come out in 2015 (with the others being Mario Maker, Splatoon, Star Fox Wii U, The Legend of Zelda Wii U and Xenoblade). While it may not be the most anticipated, the videogame does have some interesting elements, namely taking advantage of the stylus and touch screen of the Wii U Gamepad to provide a creative experience.
It is also launching at a lower price tag than most new releases on the system, which is good news as there are several complementary products that you can buy along with the videogame to get the most out of your experience. You can find our list of recommend items to purchase below this paragraph.
In order to control Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, you need to use the Stylus to draw lines on the touch screen of the Wii U Gamepad to guide the pink mascot through the levels. If you aren’t careful, there may be some instances where you could end up scratching your screen during the more intensive moments.
Therefore, we highly recommend getting a screen filter. Hori’s Wii U Precision Screen Filter, which you can buy on Amazon with this page, is a great pickup as it will protect the touch screen from scratches as well as other dangers. Not to mention that it should also be easy to apply, so you don’t have to worry about any air bubbles or trapped dust particles.
Wii U Gamepad Silicone Jacket
Since you will be holding onto your Wii U Gamepad a lot with one hand, you might also want to consider getting something to give you a better grip. After all, if the controller slips from your hand and break, it is going to be quite costly to replace as Nintendo will make you pay a lot if you are out of warranty.
Amazon has several Wii U Gamepad Silicone Jackets (with color variations) that will increase your grip and comfort while playing the game. You can check out the product from the retailer here.
Like in most recent Kirby games, you will be able to play cooperatively in Rainbow Curse. While one player has to use the Wii U Gamepad to maneuver Kirby by guiding the protagonist through rainbow lines, three other players can join in on the adventure to play as Waddle Dees to attack enemies and more.
Of course, you will need other controllers in order to play cooperatively. The game supports the Classic Controller Pro, Wii Remote, Wii Remote Plus and Wii U Pro Controller. We suggest getting the Wii U Pro Controller as it is the most comfortable to hold and you can use it for other supported Wii U games. Whatever your decision, you can check out the multiplayer controller options on Amazon with these next links: Classic Controller Pro, Wii Remote, Wii Remote Plus and Wii U Pro Controller.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Amiibos
Nintendo will also be supporting their ultra popular Amiibo figures in the upcoming release. For the uninitiated, these miniature statues can be scanned into compatible videogames to provide additional bonuses.
In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, the Kirby Amiibo will give you unlimited amount of usage with the Star Dash ability. The King Dedede Amiibo is going to increase you maximum health while the Meta Knight Amiibo provides more attack power. If you are having a hard time beating a particular level, these may be able to help you through the hardships.
Similar Games to Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
If Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is your first experience in the series, then you missed out on some great games. Since you already have a Wii U, you can take advantage of the system’s backwards compatibility feature to play Kirby’s Dream Collection (which has six classic games: Kirby’s Dream Land, Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby’s Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards) in addition to Kirby’s Return to Dream Land. These are more traditional platformers compared to the stylus-focused gameplay of the Rainbow Curse.
If you have a 3DS as well, we also suggest getting Kirby Triple Deluxe, if you are looking for another traditional experience. Of course, if you are seeking for something more akin to Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, you should buy Kirby Canvas Curse (compatible with 3DS and DS), which is the spiritual predecessor to the Wii U game.
Nintendo is releasing Kirby and the Rainbow Curse exclusively for the Wii U on the 20th of February. If you plan on picking it up, make sure you take a look at the above-mentioned complimentary products if you want to get the most out of the videogame.