Review: ‘Colors! 3D’ for Nintendo 3DS

By Jordan Zolan

Apr 23, 2012 6:00am
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Colors! 3D (Image Credit: Nintendo)

I can’t draw to save my life. I can see what I want to paint in my head, but when it comes out, it’s usually something that would scare small children. Thing is, I might not be able to draw, but I certainly love trying to.  And for all you painters and non-painters out there like me, the Nintendo 3DS eShop has a new gem for download in the form of “Colors! 3D.” Creating 3D paintings has never been easier or fun in this must have application that sucks you in right at the start of the tutorial.

“Colors!” is unique, in that it allows artists (I use the term loosely) to create 3D drawings on up to five different layers.  At one point I attempted to draw some birds in the sky. Although they didn’t look like birds anyone has ever seen, it still looked cool, because I was able to interject them into the background and foreground at will. The 3D effect here is simply stunning no matter what the drawing looks like.

A unique feature incorporated into the application, is the ability to undo any move done throughout the entire process. I find it rare that a painting program lets the user undo brush strokes from the start of the drawing. It’s a welcome add, for me at least, an often used feature.

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Artists and Doodlers Alike Will Love This (Credit: Nintendo)

Seems like multi-player is where it’s at these days, and leave it to “Colors!” developer Collecting Smiles to add a little bit into the mix. Players can draw along with friends, adding their own flavor to different layers of the same picture. If you feel like messing with your friends’ pictures, go ahead and add your own finishing touches.

“Colors! 3D” is by far the most unique painting application I’ve come across in a long time. The 3D effect works wonderfully and is easy to use after following the built in tutorial. The added multi-player adds a little more spice the application, especially if you’re a fan of collaborating. If you’re looking for a great app that will help pass the time, than I highly suggest downloading “Colors! 3D” today.  Oh, and if you see any of my drawings, don’t judge me!

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