Forget about using a brush. Paint with a machine gun.
There are copies of Electronic Arts' The Saboteur with our names on them. We're just waiting for Best Buy to drop the price to $19.99 or less. In the mean time, we'll get ready to play Color Bandits, a side-scrolling shooter from Chillingo with a similar premise: kill enemies to restore color to the world.
The game doesn't take place during World War II or feature Nazis, at least from what we can tell. Instead, you enter a fantasy world plagued by a variety of enemies, including a Howitzer cannon, helicopters, zeppelins, a robotic ant and a giant cog (not sure how dangerous that last one is).
You'll lay waste to these bozos using multiple weapons. The hero starts the adventure with a rapid-fire cannon, but eventually acquires more effective guns, such as a spread shot and a rifle that shoots electricity.
As you blow things up, color returns to the six worlds, adding splashes of personality to black and white jungles fields and villages.
It's a borrowed concept, but players haven't seen something like this on the iPhone. Of course, we'll let you know if Color Bandits is worth the dough when Chillingo releases it this month.