A Kappa's Trail (DSiWare)

Game Profile

Guide a little mythical river spirit to the human world with your Nintendo DSi stylus in this puzzle adventure.

Draw a trail, and the little “kappa” will follow. It’s up to you to ensure he makes it through the gauntlet of enemies and treacherous paths of the Kappa Trail.

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Andrew Wight

A trail you may want to follow

A Kappa’s Trail is a bizarre game: you play as a little turtle/fish/sea creature and your objective is to escape the depths of the ocean to reach the land of the humans, but it’s a clever idea, and plays great in many areas where other DSiWare games...

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User Comments (8)



Klapaucius said:

I'm surprised this is getting released outside Japan. The Kappa is nowhere near as recognisable outside Japan (for obvious reasons). Nintendo must be banking on the quality of the game, or perhaps just the cute Kappa characters.



Bass_X0 said:

A good game with a cute character should not be held back due to the obscure origins of the character. Every new game has an unfamilar character, what makes this different?



photofool83 said:

I purchased this game recently and must say, it's one of the best games I have encountered for the DS. So many different things to do and the main game play is just a blast!! Favorite DSiware purchase so far.



xxx_Kirby_xxx said:

URGH WHY DO ALL THE GAMES I WANT ALWAYS SAY To Be Announced (UK/EU) ?! WHEN?! IT WON'T SAY WHEN!! Argh, this game looks so darn cute and I want it. I want it so badly. TT_TT.



grumblegrumble said:

This is an awesome DSiWare game and those are few and far between. Pick this one up if you like challenges, puzzles, adventure, great music and graphics. Still one of my favorites over a year later...



Sean_Aaron said:

Why isn't this out in the UK yet? One of my daughter's faves on my Japanese DSi XL; I'm giving her a UK DSi for Hanukah and I can't gift it to her ;-(



Cipher said:

To say this is by Nintendo and Brownie Brown, I'm gutted this isn't available in the UK and Europe. I want it badly.

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