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Draw the picture in the same order as Paint Roller before Kirby rolls all the way to the right edge or before the Bomber catches him.
— Paint Panic • Kirby: Canvas Curse Instruction Booklet

Paint Panic is a sub-game in Kirby: Canvas Curse that features Paint Roller.

In each "question", Paint Roller paints the outline of a picture of a recurring item, enemy, or ally in the Kirby series that the player must redraw using the DS's touch screen in a connect-the-dots fashion. The top screen will display the speed at which each picture is completed, which impacts the speed at which Kirby goes to the next screen. These include "Slow", when Kirby will go at "Walking" speed, "Average", when Kirby will go at "Running" speed, "Fast", when Kirby will "Dash!" and "Super Fast", when Kirby will go at "Burning!!" speed. During the battle, Kirby is pursued by Bombers, so the player will have to hurry and complete the picture before the Bomber comes to blow Kirby up. In the last room, the player has to type in a self-destruct code that will blow up Paint Roller and his Bombers.

Like the other sub-games, it has three difficulties, each of which indicates how many rounds the game will entail. On level one, the player is forced to endure ten rounds. At level two, it becomes fifteen, and level three goes on for one hundred rounds.


Speed and accuracy determine the rank.

  • AAA: Rainbow Hero
  • AA: Genius
  • A: Prodigy
  • B: Gifted Artist
  • C: Talent
  • D: Artist
  • E: Art Student
  • F: Sketcher
  • G: Dabbler
  • H: Scribbler
  • I: Scrawler
  • J: Doodler

List of Drawings

Related Quotes

Memorize Paint Roller's line. Paint it in one brushstroke! Clear picture to make Kirby dash! If you forget, stop touching the screen. Draw quickly and precisely! At the end, tap blinking panels!
— Paint Panic Info • Kirby: Canvas Curse
Draw lines as shown. Hurry!
— Pause Screen description • Kirby: Canvas Curse


"Paint Panic" comes from the aspect that the player needs to paint images via brushstrokes while under pressure due to Kirby being pursued by Bombers.