“ In this unique adventure, Kirby followed the rainbow line that the player drew on the Touch Screen with his or her stylus. The rainbow line could also be used to shield Kirby from attacks, but Kirby wasn’t the only star of this game. Other familiar characters made appearances as playable characters too!”
— Summary • Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition
Kirby: Canvas Curse (sometimes written Kirby Canvas Curse), known in English-speaking parts of Europe as Kirby: Power Paintbrush and in Japan as タッチ!カービィ (Tacchi! Kābī, meaning Touch! Kirby), is the first Kirby game for the Nintendo DS. It was originally released in Japan on March 24, 2005, and was then later released in North America on June 13, 2005, in Europe on November 25, 2005, and in Australia on April 6, 2006.
While Kirby: Canvas Curse is a platformer, it does not play like a traditional Kirby video game, as it uses the stylus exclusively and no use of the face buttons on the Nintendo DS.
The game saw re-release for the Wii U Virtual Console platform in PAL regions and in Europe on December 3, 2015 and in Japan in North America on February 3, 2016 and on October 13, 2016, respectively. Kirby: Canvas Curse also received a sequel/successor called Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U in 2015.