The column is going to be short/sweet this week, mostly out of necessity. Due to my recent Internet struggles, my downloadable consumption has been minimal lately, but I still found time to try out a couple decent DSiWare games. Expect a much bigger followup in a couple weeks.
A Kappa’s Trail
If you really loved Kirby: Canvas Curse but was bummed by how easy it was, you might want to embark down A Kappa’s Trail, a DSiWare game from Brownie Brown. Like Kirby, this game asks players to draw a path to the goal for the starring amphibian. Only this time, absolute precision is required, and a giant hand threatens to pull him back to the beginning. If you can get past the lousy camera controls and somewhat daunting difficulty – good luck on a bumpy subway! – A Kappa’s Trail is cute, rewarding and fun. Also, any game that references the pork army from Mother 3 can’t be all bad, right?