After being thrown into the nitty gritty, you’ll find there’s just the right number of options to allow creativity without becoming bogged down by menus. A glorified Microsoft Paint this is not; you can implement various intermediate techniques such as layering into a creation and these can be manipulated at will. The developer covered its bases nicely by including a decent range of gimmicky effects for the younger crowd, too, such as the requisite heart stickers to drown one’s dog or sweetheart in. The undo button thankfully lasts for more than one press, so you’ll likely never render a piece unsalvageable unless you’re outright scribbling. Throw in some handy button shortcuts and you’re all set.
There are pre-built shapes for circles and squares, but not the infinitely more practical curve feature. That shortcoming in particular is disappointing because not everyone is going to be immediately adept with a 3DS stylus and that would have been a crutch for the shaky-handed. As said earlier, though, this game is clearly catered to the uninitiated and many of these problems ultimately won’t apply to that demographic until they’ve outgrown it.