Game of the day
KIRBY AND THE RAINBOW PAINTBRUSH
Wii U, $59.95
THIS is an adorable, quirky, smart platform-puzzler that will have you reaching for the modelling clay immediately after putting down the controller. The art in the game is fairly incredible, putting it up there with the best arts-and-crafts-look games ever made. The story is a little ridiculous: Hands come out of the sky and steal all of the colour. A rainbow paintbrush escapes, gives Kirby and a Waddle their colour back, and then they go off into the universe on a magical rainbow. Although the game starts out easy enough for kids and novices, the difficulty ramps up quickly.